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    Vibration!

    I have a Vibration through my stearing wheel.
    Its not the balancing, its a constant from 0 to 125 (max speed of car)
    like rough road constantly. It makes my hands numb after a while!

    The tires were changed on the front, these were crap, and would not balance. So I changed them for some expensive Continentals which this time I put on the back and put the old Original Continentals (24,000 Miles)
    on the front. They appear to have loads of tread left, although they feel like they are flat (wobble when I shift lanes quickly) even at 32 psi.

    Wtf do I do now? put the new ones on the front? could it be brakes? steering rack? alloys? tires? susspension? bushes? clutch? eh?!?!?!?


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    Have you got standard wheels or aftermarket ones?

    Has the vibration started recently or after having some work done to the car?

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    Standard SXi 16's

    Vibration been there since I changed the rears to the front, they have been balanced.

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    Bugger, not what I was thinking.

    If your cars under warrenty still - get VX to check it, I can think of several things that could cause it.

    IIRC VX do a free brake, suspension,sterring etc check for older cars as well (a bit like a mini MOT).

    So either way you shold get a free diagnosis.

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    Here's yet another one of my silly suggestions:

    1 - Are these tyres directionals? (Look for an arrow on the tyre and the word "ROTATION" or "DIRECTION")

    2 - Are they fitted and running in the correct direction?

    Mick

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    Buckeled Alloy?

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    tracking perhaps? i had probs with my new tyres, vibs and not steering straight. tyre centre said it was fine, took it to vaux and they said something had affected the tracking so they fixed that and also replaced something the tyre centre didnt. but they did charge me though, but car is not drive-able.

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    I think you'll find that as Brad has suggest one of your rear alloys that you have moved to the front is buckled or tweaked.
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