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Old 07-03-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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Tire Balance Speeds?

Just had a new set of Wheels from Tire Rack installed on my Camaro. Used the same tires...245-50-19 and when on the stock wheels I had the car up to 140 mph once and smooth as silk...

Now with the new wheels around 85 and up vibration begins...How fast do normal people spin the tires? Air is between 35-36 psi on all tires. All I can think of is that wheels are just not exactly right. Who would be the best place to take them. Guy who mounted them near my home has a nice small shop but I wonder if his balance machine is right?

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Old 07-04-2010, 02:38 AM   #2
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i hate to admit it but i'm in the same boat; 68 mph+ and i'm wobl'n
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:36 AM   #3
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The speed of the actual balancing machine isn't an issue. My own balancing machine rolls them like other machines do, you can stop it with your hand. I've had my wheels well over 180 mph with no issues.

Sometimes it takes a couple times to get a balance job done correctly. I'd just recommend you have the guy go for a ride and re-check them.

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Old 07-04-2010, 08:32 AM   #4
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It may not be just a balance problem. Tires and wheels can have high/low spots and sometimes you have to position the tire on the wheel to minimize the effect.
First thing to check though would be the balance.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:24 AM   #5
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Well guys I am going to contact him on Tuesday but when I tell him that its a problem over 80 mph he might look at me a bit puzzled. I think I might take it to a local tire specialist and pay him to rebalance them...Figure this place does a ton of the local Corvette guys so maybe he is a bit better...runs smooth up to 80-85 and then it acts up a bit...want them smooth to over 120 at least..
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