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Old 06-11-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
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Got new wheels and tires put on my car a few weeks back (from 15in to 17 in-255's front & 285's in back) and now it won't seem to stay aligned.I had it done when the new tires where put on and again 2 days ago. It seems to drive good for only a few miles then streeing wheel shakes and it throws me around pretty bad when i hit bumps in the road. Any ideas?
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having more bump steer is normal when going from 15s to 17s, are your roads really bad? My 275's all around dont give me any problems. Does the steering wheel shake bad or does the car just seem to follow the grooves in the road?

Raising the air pressure may help , but I wont go above 34psi on my 275s. There is a bumpsteer kit that is supposed to help the bumps taking you off course, steeda makes it.
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Have you done anything with lowering springs?

I'd check and maybe have the tires individually rebalanced. One of the wheels could be warped as well..
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if the wheels shakes its the balance of the wheels
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Have you done anything with lowering springs?

I'd check and maybe have the tires individually rebalanced. One of the wheels could be warped as well..
I haven't done any lowering, everything is stock, got the wheels from Stage 3 motorsports, wouldn't the shop have noticed if one of them was warped when they balanced them in the first place?
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im guessing the tire balance was done wrong
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Just asking but, what would be the problem if the tires seemed to follow the groves in the road, mine does this everynow and then, seems to be in one spot especially. Thanks
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Larger tires tend to drift more with the lines in the road, This is normal
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Right but the shaking isn't. I would get your wheels rebalanced.
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Right but the shaking isn't. I would get your wheels rebalanced.
Actually it could also be his rotors. Worn rotors account for more shaking than anthing else except warped or tires that are not round from the factory. The last Goodyears I had was several years ago on my last Z-28. I went back 5 times before I told them to take them off and give me Goodrich tires. They went thru 3 sets of Goodyear Gatorbacks and they were all out of round. The other options are worn tie rod ends or ball joints
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Turns out there are adjustable plates for the struts and the left side needed adjusting. Ever heard of that? Anyway car seems to drive fine now. Thanks for all the input.
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Turns out there are adjustable plates for the struts and the left side needed adjusting. Ever heard of that? Anyway car seems to drive fine now. Thanks for all the input.
yep thats part of setting the camber right.
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the stock plates are not adjustable really.. they just bolt up for the most part, do you have aftermarket plates?
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the stock plates are not adjustable really.. they just bolt up for the most part, do you have aftermarket plates?
I think the plates are stock. The guy had to remove two rivets, then loosened a couple of bolts. He turned the plate, looked at the machine a couple of times, tightened the bolts down, and said "that should do it". He did tell me it looks like someone adjusted the other side also because the rivets were gone.
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