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    Arrow Steering Wheel Shakes Over 60MPH

    Hi guys

    I`m having problems with my coupe, when i drive over 60mph my steering wheel shakes like f@ck.
    I take my nice 18`s off in the winter and put on the oem vaux ones on to keep them spankin` , now i`ve put my 18`s back on it shakes when i drive over 60mph , it didnt when i had my vaux 16`s on, it has never done this before,can this be the tracking?.
    Astra Coupe 1.8 16 Valve
    -60mm springs and shortend struts
    17" BK Rracing 299 215/40/17 pirellis
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    lots more mods to come............

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    sounds very much like tracking or balancing

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    Agreed. Make sure you've correctly tightened them as well.

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    could be a buckled wheel
    Balck Astra K Elite 1.4 Turbo

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    think it moe likely to be loose wheel or needing balanced, if it was the tracking would you not be more likely for it to pull to one side rather than shake?

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    balancing - as posted before by lots of people it affects Astra's worst between 60-80mph - above that it should smooth out again (apparently)
    0-60 in 6.5 secs and 48mpg- winner!

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    Could also be a slow puncture so I'd check the tyres.

    It happened with me is all.

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    That happened to me a few weeks ago. Its probably going to be the balancing. One word of advice though: DONT GO TO KWIK FIT.

    They charged me £50 to fit my new alloys and the balancing. Driving round at 60, later found out that they didnt actually do the balancing and only did the tracking.

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    Yes, it will be the balancing or tracking.

    Have you had new tyres fitted on the front?? Reason I ask, I recently has new fronts and had this problem, twice the garage checked the balancing an tracking, they eventually changed the fronts for the rears and all was solved!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teejay View Post
    balancing - as posted before by lots of people it affects Astra's worst between 60-80mph - above that it should smooth out again (apparently)
    Correct - as is the case on mine.

    Had the balancing done - or so I was told - and made no difference.

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