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    steering vibrations

    hi i got some alloys the other day and fitted them but i have found a prob with them when i hit about 70mph my steering wheel starts to vibrate and shake not much but u can notice it. anyone have any ideas i thought wheels might be out of balance?
    they did not fit 100% as they did not sit on the discs perfect could move them about very little soshould i have a ring in there to make them fit good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdbutler10 View Post
    should i have a ring in there to make them fit good?
    Youve answered your own question....

    You NEED spigot rings to centralise the wheels onto the hubs and take the stress off the wheelbolts

    Anyone who fits wheels without spigots is asking for trouble.

    These can be had from any decent wheel stockist.

    If u have a 4stud car then the hub size is 56.6mm, 5 stud are 65.1mm

    Measure the centre bore (ie the big hole) in the alloy wheel and this will be the outside diamater needed for spigot rings. Or just speak to someone at the wheel stockist and they should know.

    HTH

    **Pls get it sorted asap as more often than not it can have drastic consequences...personally Id put old wheels on or not use car until youve got the spigot rings**

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    where can i get these from any web sites u know?
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    First of all what wheels are they? and what u got - 4/5 stud?

    Might have em on ebay - Personally Id be lookin at the big suppliers like Wheelbase, Rochford tyres or any local supplier.

    A quick google came up with this http://www.performancealloys.com/orings.asp

    or even better this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SPIGOT-RINGS-P...QQcmdZViewItem


    Where did u get ur alloys from? Any good supplier should supply spigots and longer bolts as a fitting kit with new wheels.
    If they were from a "reputable" stockist then contact them to see if they can help

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    i got them off a member on here he told me when i collected them that they need the rings but he did nto have them. mine are 4 stud and they r a rial wheels 17"
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    my advice is contact the ebay seller in the 2nd link i posted above.

    56.6mm is the inside diameter required.

    You'll have to measure the diamater of the wheels bore yourself or the seller might know.

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    I did not do this once on my old vectra and the front wheel came off the car whilst i was driving it not fun
    OME KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)

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    Halfrauds sell spiggot rings
    VAUXHALL ASTRA COUPE 1.8 16v BERTONE

    Pics:http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php?t=66680

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    My steering wheel has started to vibrate alot at around 70 (hurts wrists after a while!) - I have got standard wheels tho - was suggested one might be buckled?

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    More likely you've lost a wheel weight.

    It's very difficult to buckle an OE rim - and if you have you'll remember hitting ther pothole/kerb that caused it.

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