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Old 05-11-2006, 05:02 PM
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Steering Wheel Shaking

Every since I put on my 20" wheels I have a vibration in my steering wheel when I hit 60+MPH the installers took them back off an double checked for balancing they came up good, they also put some plastic rings in the middle behind all 4 rims to fill the gap around the rim. The rims are 6/127 and suggestions??
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could be time for some new rotors. Steering wheel vibrates when your rotors are warped.
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Did you get your rims and tires new or used? Maybe you need a wheel alignment, but if you got them used they could be bent. I just put 22's and I have no problems at all. No shaking or anything
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could be time for some new rotors. Steering wheel vibrates when your rotors are warped.

Forgot about the warped rotors. Check this first before you go on.
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lay off the brakes a little bit.. hope it gets fixed bro
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I just put the rims one a month ago and only have 13,000 miles on the car could it be the rotors? Rims/Tires were brand new. Thanks for the posts everybody!!
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The rotors on the GMT 360's are notorious for the rotors warping. IMO they don't get enough air to breathe and cool down. They're also not large enough. Before getting rims, I would suggest looking in to upgrading to slotted/drilled rotors, or maybe a big brake kit.:m2
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I just put the rims one a month ago and only have 13,000 miles on the car could it be the rotors? Rims/Tires were brand new. Thanks for the posts everybody!!
You always go back to the last thing that was done before the shake started. With that new a vehicle it's not the brakes or rotors, it's in the balance of the tires or an out of round wheel. Something like this ususally shows up around 50-60mph. Was the balance a static or dynamic balance? Static=on a bubble machine. Dynamic=spun on the vehicle. Have them spun balanced and check for a out of round condition.
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Rotors will only make you car or truck shake when you are braking. You will also feels a puslation in the brake pedal. Unless you are driving around with your foot on the brake or only notice it when you are slowing down then skip the brakes.
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I agree on the balancing. If rotors are warped you would only feel vibration upon braking. I would suggest go to a different tire service facility and have them check then have the other shop reimburse you with your expense if new balancing was done.
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