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Old 11-03-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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Okay so I have noticed a vibration in my steering as of a few days ago. I installed a set of staggered 20" AMRs that had been mounted/balanced by AM. The vibration is most noticeable around 40-45mph and then comes back at 65-80. Do I need to get these tires rebalanced locally? I know it wasn't doing this before on stock wheels and I am not sure if its just something that comes with a smaller sidewall and 20" wheels. I've never had 20s before
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Okay so I have noticed a vibration in my steering as of a few days ago. I installed a set of staggered 20" AMRs that had been mounted/balanced by AM. The vibration is most noticeable around 40-45mph and then comes back at 65-80. Do I need to get these tires rebalanced locally? I know it wasn't doing this before on stock wheels and I am not sure if its just something that comes with a smaller sidewall and 20" wheels. I've never had 20s before
Has it been lowered? You ought to get it aligned. Especially if you've lowered it.
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My staggered set fron AM was overinflated and had to be rebalanced. It's a likely culprit, and it's easy to get checked out.
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Has it been lowered? You ought to get it aligned. Especially if you've lowered it.
It has the ford racing suspension kit, and I had it aligned about 8 or 9 months ago. Haven't touched anything on the suspension since then. I'm thinking its probably wheel balance, or I hope so
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Either wheel balance or a problem with the EPAS which is rare but can happen. You could put your stock tires/wheels on and see how it reacts that way. That would tell you if you have a wheel balance problem.
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Either wheel balance or a problem with the EPAS which is rare but can happen. You could put your stock tires/wheels on and see how it reacts that way. That would tell you if you have a wheel balance problem.
I sold them to recoop money lol! I know for certain they don't do it with the stock wheels. I think ill go to a discount tire an see if they will help me out.
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I sold them to recoop money lol! I know for certain they don't do it with the stock wheels. I think ill go to a discount tire an see if they will help me out.
Have it documented so you can get the money refunded by AM. Hopefully it's just a balance problem and not a defective wheel. Oh, I almost for got, there is retainer washers on the rotors from factory that have to be removed. The factory wheels are recessed to allow for them, most aftermarket wheels are not.

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The retainer will be on one of the studs.
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Have it documented so you can get the money refunded by AM. Hopefully it's just a balance problem and not a defective wheel. Oh, I almost for got, there is retainer washers on the rotors from factory that have to be removed. The factory wheels are recessed to allow for them, most aftermarket wheels are not.

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The retainer will be on one of the studs.
This. Make sure that retainer is removed, or it will definitely cause a vibration. I had a slight vibration when i first got my wheels as well, then i did some research and found out about the retainers. Took the wheels off, removed the retainers, and i was good to go.
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Okay so I have noticed a vibration in my steering as of a few days ago. I installed a set of staggered 20" AMRs that had been mounted/balanced by AM. The vibration is most noticeable around 40-45mph and then comes back at 65-80. Do I need to get these tires rebalanced locally? I know it wasn't doing this before on stock wheels and I am not sure if its just something that comes with a smaller sidewall and 20" wheels. I've never had 20s before
Larger stock wheels are better than after market. For a mustang the wheels should be certified to at least go up to 120 MPH. If they can't guarantee that then stick to stock. Best of luck.
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Have it documented so you can get the money refunded by AM. Hopefully it's just a balance problem and not a defective wheel. Oh, I almost for got, there is retainer washers on the rotors from factory that have to be removed. The factory wheels are recessed to allow for them, most aftermarket wheels are not.

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The retainer will be on one of the studs.
I definitely saw those and didn't remove them! I will try this!

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This. Make sure that retainer is removed, or it will definitely cause a vibration. I had a slight vibration when i first got my wheels as well, then i did some research and found out about the retainers. Took the wheels off, removed the retainers, and i was good to go.
I like hearing this. I will check it out
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I definitely saw those and didn't remove them! I will try this!

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I like hearing this. I will check it out
I bet that's your problem. If you notice on the back side of the stock rims, there is an indentation for that retainer to fit into. On the aftermarket rims, its just a flat surface. So the rim technically isnt laying flush.
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if that doesnt solve your problem, make sure you got tires and rims that are actually round. i finally got mine under control after AM sent me about 3 new tires and a couple rims. its not completely fixed yet.my front right rim i believe it still out of round but its not very noticable now. they were great about sending out replacements and repaid me for around $230 in mount and balancing bills.
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