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      11-22-2010, 02:45 PM   #1
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Wheel vibration

Just put on a new set of alloy's with winter tyres.......

Previously on my 2009 330d were 255 30 19's on the rear and 225 35 19's on the front will no issues at all other than the usual harsh ride from the RF's.

New alloys are 18's with 245 40 profile V'strain Wintrac tyres all round as had these tyres on my Audi TT but they are practically new having only covered c4,000 miles. Above 50mph the front starts vibrating, put this down to the wheels not having been balanced so had them redone today and the vibration still exists.

Checked tyre pressures and they are ok......
Does any one think that running 245 width all round may be causing this or have any ideas?
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Did the tyre place check that the rims were running true and there weren't any buckles on the wheels?

Maybe the tyre place machine is not calibrated properly?

You can try to swap the front and the rears around if you have a decent trolley jack or try to take it to another place.
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yep, still sounds like a balancing issue - I would take back again or try somewhere else

Make sure the hub faces are nice and clean when refitting the wheels.
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Thanks, good points and made me think of another possibility in that as the tyres are rotational maybe they swapped em round, just checked and they have......

Will swap the wheels over and hopefully that will do the trick!
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      11-22-2010, 04:39 PM   #5
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Looks like that did the trick, will know better on the way to work tomorrow but swapping the front over right to left so the rotational tyres are right seems on the quick test drive to have worked
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