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Old 07-17-2012, 08:16 AM
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+1 on needing your wheels balanced.

Vibration under speed = wheels unbalanced
Vibration while braking = brake pads/rotors are worn
Car pulls right or left = need an alignment
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I did not get a chance to balance my tires yet. Would the dealership(OC Tustin specifically) by any chance have the road force balancer?
Yes, but they'll likely charge an arm and a leg. Try one of those tire shops...around here we have Tire Kingdom
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:10 PM
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I paid the 600$ upfront maintenance fee to have "free" oil changes every 3 months, and tire rotations every 6 months for 4 years. This started happening after the last tire rotation, so I'm going to see tomorrow if I can get them to fix it for free because maybe its part of the tire "rotation" part of the deal. Otherwise I'll drop by the car shop i got the tires from this weekend.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:07 AM
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Update:
I went out to shop last Saturday, and they did a road force balance check and the hunter machine showed okay for the front 2 tires. So balance tires checked out. I asked if I could do alignment, but he told me to just try driving it some more.. So after 3 days, shaking came back and went away.

I can A) wait 3 months until my next tire rotation B) go back and try to get alignment, but i doubt the alignment will do anything.

I have the stillen sway bars on the stock couplers. I think they were called "bushings". Could it be that the oil in them are dried out? I recall that my rear stock bushings were not a perfect fit around the sway bar compared to the front.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:24 PM
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Could be a bad wheel bearing.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:38 AM
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FML if its the wheel bearing .

At this point I'm gonna drive it another 3 months until my next tire rotation. Short term solution is to go 60mph or 80mph . Maybe its just the side effect of installing wider tires sizes.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:20 AM
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So, after a few hard gasssing and hard breaking, my issue seemed to go away for now.. This doesn't make sense anymore.
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:39 AM
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Any updates? Iíve had this issue for so long and havenít figured out whatís going on ☹️ It only happens when I get on the freeway. Iíve had my wheels balanced multiple times, got an alignment and no luck. Then I got my rotors and pads upfront and it went away for a few weeks and then out of the blue my steering wheel started shaking again :/
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:42 AM
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Any updates? Iíve had this issue for so long and havenít figured out whatís going on ☹️ It only happens when I get on the freeway. Iíve had my wheels balanced multiple times, got an alignment and no luck. Then I got my rotors and pads upfront and it went away for a few weeks and then out of the blue my steering wheel started shaking again :/
i had that same issue and It was 2 wheels were bent.
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:45 AM
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No way really!? Iím starting to think one of my rims is bent but if this was the case wouldnít it shake at all times not just the freeway? Iím gonna swap them out to see if anything changes
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:51 AM
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My car would shakes whenever I went over 70km/h didn’t matter if it was on the street or freeway.
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:52 AM
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Ah I see for me itís literally when I get on the freeway. On the street itís fine
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:16 PM
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You need to find a wheel specialist to go through your wheels thoroughly, and you need to be specific on what you are asking them to do. If they donít know what you are talking about, or refuse to do it, find a new shop.

When you go, you will ask them to remove the tires, check runout and roundness of all four wheels, then do a road force balance. Ask for the data for each wheel and tire balance. If you donít get all the data, ask them to do it again. This should cost about $100 for all four wheels.

A road force test or standard balance test will not show a bent or out of round rim. Itís a separate analysis.

If your rim rim is bent, it can typically be repaired. If your wheel is out of round, you need a new wheel ($500-$1000 for OEM)

This seems to be very common on Infiniti rims - they must be a softer alloy, kind of like BMW rims. Many cheaper aftermarket wheels see this a lot as well.

My front driver wheel is 40/1000Ē out of round (about a mm), and it has been causing this issue. Saving up for a replacement.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:30 PM
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Iím starting to think that is my issue because Iíve had my suspension looked at and everything is good nothing looks out of the ordinary nothings loose. Just yesterday I got a balance done and now the wheel shake is almost completely gone itís bearly noticeable now which is good compared to before. But Iím definitely gonna look into that now thanks!! 🙏
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:33 PM
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You can also ask a good shop to match imperfections between the rim and the tire to reduce vibration. Sometimes that will save you the need to get a new rim.
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