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I was wondering is there anything i should do after putting 17inch wheels on my tibby?

It seems when i get around the 60mph range the steering wheels seems to shake a little..not alot but enough to annoy..

Should i get a alingment? strut bars?
Or am i just stuck :(
 

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Yes, get the alignment
you're sure your wheels are balanced correctly right?
If so then yeah get an alignment, a strut bar won't help in this situation,... but get one anyways,... they will stiffen the tib up nicely!


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As for next mod..I would get lowering springs..and then an alignment. With the 17's...I'm pretty sure it raised the overall height of the car up just a little bit. Lowering springs will bring it down, and then you can get an alignment. My as well kill 2 birds with one stone (lowering and aftermarket rims).

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You think droping the car and getting a alingment will stop the steering wheel shakes?

Do any of you have the same problem or am i alone here <img src=icon_smile_sleepy.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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I had the same problem after about a week. Unfortunately it turns out one of my rims had a small bend in it.

It won't be the alignment causing that, it'll be either a wheel bend, or improperly balanced wheels.

Make sure to get a true "high-speed" balance done. Some of those wheel places balance them, but not actually at high speed.

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Make sure the bolts are tightened correctly. Then check them again after a few hundred miles. If the bolts are tightened corectly and it still shakes then they are probably not balanced right. New wheels will not mess up the allignment and usually messed up allignment will not cause the car to shake just pull to one side.

So check your lugs 1st then the wheel balance.

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hmmmm thats intresting...As soon as i took the car home after getting my wheels on, I was driving along and i heard this sound..i pulled over and all my lugs on the front wheels were VERY loose...as in about to come off.

I tighted them back up and it never happned again..

So its most likely a problem with the balancing of the tires...sigh

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