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Old 08-24-2014, 12:07 AM   #1
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Shaking steering wheel

So I got staggered 19 inch American muscle tires a while back and ever since I can remember once I hit 70 on the highway the steering wheel starts shaking. Now they came pre balanced , is it possible that it was done wrong ? What else is worth looking into ?

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most likely they fell off or aren't balanced properly.
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I would take them off, rotate them, and use a torque wrench to put them back on. ('The works' package from your Ford dealer will do this).
Did you put them on yourself? Are you sure you put them on properly? Not to ask a silly simple question like that just checking everything possible. It is also possible they were not balanced right when you got them, or the wheels are bent out of shape in some slight way that you don't know about.
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They're probably out of balance.
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Straybullet is probably correct on this

They need to be rebalanced. Go get them balanced at a good tire shop that uses a "HUNTER Balancer"

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Thanks guys will look into it

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Did you remove the Retaining Washers that hold the brake rotors on?
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This is something I never heard of doing !!!!!!

Siber Expres suggests removing the locks holding the rotors on. I never ever heard of doing anything like this.
Maybe someone could fill me in on this.
This is something new to me.

I still say the tires need balancing. Probably just one front tire that the weight came off in shipping or something.
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Siber Expres suggests removing the locks holding the rotors on. I never ever heard of doing anything like this.
Maybe someone could fill me in on this.
This is something new to me.

I still say the tires need balancing. Probably just one front tire that the weight came off in shipping or something.
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The OEM Wheels have a recess for the lock, the Aftermarket do not so it holds the wheel off the rotor causing a high speed vibration like it needs to be rebalanced
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Thanks for that information

I have never needed to do it but I guess times have changed.
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Wow thanks I will deff look into that too

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Wow, Now we all know

This is a good wright up:
Wheel Installation Instructions

They really should post this information on the wheel selling section in American Muscle.

As long as I have been around cars and using aftermarket wheels I never had a problem. I'm happy that I now have information if I ever change my wheels.
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It depends Siber. A lot of the AMR wheels like mine still have the recess. But you're right, a lot of the other aftermarket wheels dont.

The retainer is just there for the production line, it serves no other purpose.

That being said, I think I would agree with the others that it may be out of balance. On one of my wheels from AM, a couple of the weights wiggled. Not enough to come off but definitely more so than the others.

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It depends Siber. A lot of the AMR wheels like mine still have the recess. But you're right, a lot of the other aftermarket wheels dont.

The retainer is just there for the production line, it serves no other purpose.

That being said, I think I would agree with the others that it may be out of balance. On one of my wheels from AM, a couple of the weights wiggled. Not enough to come off but definitely more so than the others.

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There have been a lot of problems documented about wheels from American Muscle. Not criticizing them in any way, as I have not personally ordered wheels from them (partly because of all the problems I've read about people having with them), but you may want to check over all your wheels (Take them off and look for irregularities, bends, rattling, etc.).
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Make sure you used the correct torque rating I believe it's 100ft-lbs


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So I got staggered 19 inch American muscle tires a while back and ever since I can remember once I hit 70 on the highway the steering wheel starts shaking. Now they came pre balanced , is it possible that it was done wrong ? What else is worth looking into ?

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I had a similar problem with a new 2001 Taurus. I had a shake at 110km, brought it back to the dealer with only 500km on the car and they rebalanced them. Had it done a few days later because I could still feel it but had the same result. I then went to a different dealer and had the same result again. Finally the dealer replaced all four wheels and problem solved?! This is a rare case but does happen.

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So I got staggered 19 inch American muscle tires a while back and ever since I can remember once I hit 70 on the highway the steering wheel starts shaking. Now they came pre balanced , is it possible that it was done wrong ? What else is worth looking into ?

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Sorry to hear about the trouble here! Can you shoot me over your order number so I can take a look into this? As some of the other members have been saying here it's likely a wheel weight issue and if you're able to have them looked at locally AM is more than happy to have any labor cost incurred refunded back to you! Let me know! I'm here to help!

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