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    Exclamation Help ! very bad vibration in my GSI turbo, 80mph onwards

    Can anyone help, My '03' gsi has got very bad vibration when i hit 80mph and above. It seems to come up the steering wheel, and also through the seat. It feels like the whole car is shaking!I have had the wheels balanced and it still shakes.Anyone help will be much appreciated

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    had this in my gsi when i first bought it took 6 attempts of having the car balanced and tracked before it went away, touch wood never had it again
    i still dont know why it did it cause none of my wheels where buckled.

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    Either your alloys have a problem or you need to take your car to someone who can balance them better. There's a lot of people who balance wheels but there are less who do them properly. Once you've found someone who does work good the first time i'd stick with them, they might not be the cheapest but if you know you'll get it right then i'd pay the extra.
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    It could be a buckled alloy wheel - I had this on my Vectra.

    I had them balanced twice aswell, the place that balanced them told be that one of the wheels did have a buckle and it may balance out. It didn't, and I nearly sold the car over it. 110 later - and I had a new wheel and no vibration.
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    Does anyone know what the easiest way to test if my wheels are buckled ?

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    You could try jacking each wheel up individually and then spinning it. Remember to look at the wheel and not the tyre.
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    Cheers chris, will try that on tuesday my day off. Hopefully it could just be something simple like a buckled wheel. And not something thats going to cost mega bucks.

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    the best thing to do would be to take it to a good tire shop an get them to look at the wheels for you they could tell you whats up on Hunter

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    Or you could have dodgy tyres. Some tyres go out of shape at speed, no amount of balancing will get them to work properly.

    Kingstar K106 is a bad tyre for doing that. Drove me up the wall when I had them on, changed for Bridgestones and never had the problem again.

    Few other people on here have had the same problem with those Kingstars as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZS View Post
    Or you could have dodgy tyres. Some tyres go out of shape at speed, no amount of balancing will get them to work properly.

    Kingstar K106 is a bad tyre for doing that. Drove me up the wall when I had them on, changed for Bridgestones and never had the problem again.

    Few other people on here have had the same problem with those Kingstars as well.
    I am one of those that had a problem with Kingstar tyres - they were cracking on the sidewall, even though they were only just over a year old. Still had the little bobbles on them aswell.

    I changed them all for Goodyear F1 GDS3's.
    Now drives : 2002 Astra SRi Turbo in Black
    PREVIOUS ASTRA'S : 1990 GTE 2.0 8v | 1993 1.4 GLS | 1994 1.6 Cesaro | 1995 1.8 16v Sport

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