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    Wheel wobble around 80mph! Why?

    Whilst driving today I noticed as I got to around 80mph my steering wheel started to wobble quite a lot. Backed off to 70mph and it was fine so went back up to 80 and it started again?

    Are there any other major causes for this besides wheel balancing?

    Ive only recently bought the car so haven't had any new tyres or anything like that, but had a service the other day and it was noted my off-side rear was at 3mm compared to the rest all at 6mm (dunno if that could be an issue, but i doubt it).

    Any help would be appreciated, cheers

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    wheels mite just want balancing mate
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    It could be one of the wheels is slightly buckled this could cause the wheel wobble, if you take the back wheel off and look at the inside edge and see if you can see anywhere thats been damaged or pushed in. This has been a cause of wheel wobble in the past.
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    What about aftermarket alloys? The correct spigot rings may not be fitted. Just a thought.
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