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  • Steering wheel wobble at speed (not wheel balancing related)

    I have another problem!

    I've recently purchased two new tyres from mytyres.co.uk and have had them fitted. However, the steering wheel has vibrated ever since. I went back to the company that fitted them and asked them to rebalance the wheels FOC. They did this and found the balancing to be out and fixed it. Again, I had vibration through the steering wheel. I went to another company that I have used before and trust and they have rebalanced the wheels. The operator commented on how 'out' the Toyo's were which meant a lot of weight had to be added.

    However, I am still getting this vibration through the steering wheel after 65mph! At this point I don't think it is the balancing of the wheels that is the issue. The tracking has been done recently and, although I will need to recheck, I believe the tyres pressures are fine. This is the second set of Toyo's I've had and I didn't have this problem before. Could it be a faulty set of tyres or have I got other issues?

    If it is likely to be the tyres then I'll have to see if I can get a replacement set from mytyres.co.uk.

  • #2
    seems like a tyre issue, I recently experenced this with my other car. Went from Avon's to Yoko's and noticed that the Avons had been cuasing the excess vibrations at speed

    Neil

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    • #3
      yeh could be the tyres out of balance , but also check the wheel nuts just incase
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      • #4
        I've had this, i think it is dodgy tyres. Never got it fixed just put up with it, but then it was an old civic......
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        • #5
          Thanks Neil. Yeah...think I should get on to mytyres.co.uk about a replacement. I hope they'll send a new set out first because I have to set the current set back!!

          Originally posted by worsy
          yeh could be the tyres out of balance , but also check the wheel nuts just incase
          Yeah! I did check them actually! They've been off twice now so I would hope the nuts have been done up correctly on both occassions!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Daz5182
            I've had this, i think it is dodgy tyres. Never got it fixed just put up with it, but then it was an old civic......
            I assuming leaving it will cause more or uneven tyre wear though Daz? I don't want any more tyre wear than I'm already getting!!!

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            • #7
              I've had this, i think it is dodgy tyres. Never got it fixed just put up with it, but then it was an old civic...... not VXR
              Astra VXR - Power Red - Antracite 19s - Folding Mirrors - Cruise - ITG filter - Courts red hoses

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              • #8
                Is there an echo in here

                Had my tyres done by local dealers and they had to rebalance them - toyos from mytyres. Still get a little vibration above 65mph, but what I've noticed is it's only on certain stretches of road :?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AlexFi
                  Is there an echo in here

                  Had my tyres done by local dealers and they had to rebalance them - toyos from mytyres. Still get a little vibration above 65mph, but what I've noticed is it's only on certain stretches of road :?
                  Funny you say that as I have found that it is very bad at times but other times not so bad. On a newly resurfaced bit of motorway it's bad which is suprising as I would have thought that new tarmac would be better! :?

                  My first set of 4 Toyo's I got through Tony at VXR PC and I've had no problems at all with them. mytyres.co.uk do sell brand new tyres so what gives!! I'll be giving them a call tomorrow I think to see if I can get a replacement set. If they don't replace them I won't be getting any more from them even if it does cost a little more.

                  Alternatively would putting the new tyres on the back sort the problem?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AlexFi
                    Is there an echo in here

                    Had my tyres done by local dealers and they had to rebalance them - toyos from mytyres. Still get a little vibration above 65mph, but what I've noticed is it's only on certain stretches of road :?

                    Thats called bumps

                    It would only need to be one defective tyre causing the problem Ian.
                    Seems strange that both balancing machines couldnt sort the problem. A call to mytyres might be your only hope.
                    Let me know how you get on, im going to order a set from them so might be a good tester of their service.

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                    • #11
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                      Alternatively would putting the new tyres on the back sort the problem?[/quote]

                      Would you be comfortable that they werent defective though??

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                      • #12
                        Alternatively would putting the new tyres on the back sort the problem?[/quote]

                        Would you be comfortable that they werent defective though??[/quote]

                        Well I would prefer a set of perfect tyres(*)! Depends in what way they were defective I guess! Don't want a blow out!

                        I guess it's difficult for me to know what tyre would be the defective one too!

                        (*) - Obviously my perfect set of tyres would be ever lasting!!

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