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      11-15-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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What Is The MPH Speed On A Wheel Alignment Machine?

Sup Guys,

Anyone know What Is The MPH Speed On A Wheel Alignment Machine? I'm getting a slight vibration when traveling around 65mph. Iris undetectable traveling any slower.
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The speed is zero on a wheel alignment machine. Imagine the poor tech trying to adjust the tie rods with the tires spinning at 65 mph!

I think what you want to know is on a tire balance machine. It should detect any imbalance no matter what the speed is. Hunter makes a "Road Force" balancer which puts some load on the tire instead of just free spinning it. They seem to do a great job so try to get a balance done somewhere with the Road Force system.
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Agreed - get road balanced if possible. The BMW dealerships around here have road-force balancing equipment (though I think ~$100 for balance). Even so, I have had vibration issues that were not fixed by traditional balances, but were fixed with road balance.
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I'm an idiot, I meant wheel balance not wheel alignment.

Is there any way I can edit the title of the post?
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Sup Guys,

Anyone know What Is The MPH Speed On A Wheel Alignment Machine? I'm getting a slight vibration when traveling around 65mph. Iris undetectable traveling any slower.
Hi,

It may not be your tires that are causing the vibration. Do you have a lot of miles on your car, say 80,000 or so? It could be the thrust and/or control arm bushings that have worn out.

Do you feel a slight vibration when you brake as well?

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Hi,

It may not be your tires that are causing the vibration. Do you have a lot of miles on your car, say 80,000 or so? It could be the thrust and/or control arm bushings that have worn out.

Do you feel a slight vibration when you brake as well?

Regards.
Thanks for the feedback, but no. Currently my car is at 50k. I don't feel any vibrating when I brake.
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The speed is zero on a wheel alignment machine. Imagine the poor tech trying to adjust the tie rods with the tires spinning at 65 mph!
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