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Changed to winter tires and rims

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 709GADE, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Nov 2, 2011 at 4:47 AM
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    709GADE

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    I just changed to my winter tires and rims (2nd set) and rotated them front to back from last winter and now I have steering wheel shake at highway speeds. Should I rotate them back to what the were to see if it corrects the problem. I haven't had this issue before and there was absolutely no shake with my summer tires and rim combo.

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  2. Nov 2, 2011 at 4:52 AM
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    You could try rotating them to where they were last season but it sounds like a wheel balance issue.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2011 at 5:01 AM
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    I think I will try that first. If it works do I have to worry about getting them balanced...will it cause any damage?
     
  4. Nov 2, 2011 at 6:01 AM
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    You may not have felt the imbalance in the back when it was mounted there. Did you check the lugs nuts? Not trying to ask a stupid question but maybe forgot that wheel? What speed is the shake?
    Whenever I did my winter swap over, the tires always felt weird for the first hundred miles or so verses the non-winters. Once they set, it was good to go.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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    Lug nuts are all torqued to spec, shake is around 65 mph. I've only driven about 80 miles since the change over, maybe I'll give it a bit more time to see if the shaking goes away.

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  6. Nov 2, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    you are welcome.
    I was having a shake at 65 (not winter tires) & was told it was a balance issue. The tire company tried to put the tire on the back & now feel the shake in the seat.
    Am going to Toyota tomorrow to have it them all rebalanced & tire checked. The tire shop was no help. Good luck with your tire problem as well.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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    Thanks and hope you have good luck too :)
     
  8. Nov 29, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    Wheels balanced yesterday and everything is back to normal!!
     
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