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      11-05-2013, 07:48 AM   #1
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Literal rocking from my car when driving

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My newly purchased car from an (independant) garage is back having the DPF replaced. I also noted to them that at 30mph and above there is a slight wobble from the car, but not the actual steering wheel. They have advised its because of the 19inch alloys, which to me sounds like b*ll*cks.
Anyone experienced this?
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      11-05-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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not experienced this but i can definitely tell you its not from the alloys mate!

im on 19s, lowered and pretty low profiles and have not experienced this.

hope you get it sorted bud
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      11-05-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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I have 19" 313's and they are more sure footed and solid than the 18" MV3's I had on my last car - no wobble at all !

The rocking from the car (330d LCI) I get every now and then and have noticed on 530d's i have driven ... almost like the engine is out of balance. It usually comes when the car has been sitting for ages and goes after it's first use.
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      11-05-2013, 09:18 AM   #4
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Utter rubbish mate! Its NOT the alloys!!!!
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      11-05-2013, 09:45 AM   #5
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so all cars with 19"s have this problem? doesnt sound right to me, they bull**ting to you

may be you should go to wheel/tire shop and get your wheels check to make sure the wheels/rims dont have any bent.. just the idea
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Thanks for the replies guys. I said the same thing, i have had many a car with 19inch and bigger without a problem. So the plan is to take it out with the salesman and show him.
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Absolute rubbish!

Sounds like they are trying to fob you off mate, i have been on 19's for a long while and have never experienced any wobbling regardless of the speed.

Let us know if they discover the 'real' problem.

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I had a similar thing on my last car. Turned out the spigot ring on a front wheel had been caught amd bent slightly when fitting the wheels. A new ring sorted it
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      11-06-2013, 03:34 PM   #9
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Got the car back today. Four new tyres fitted, new DPF, new glow plugs and temperature sensor. Wow what a difference, finally time to enjoy the ownership.
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      11-06-2013, 04:54 PM   #10
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Great news! Glad for u!!!!
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      11-06-2013, 06:05 PM   #11
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Prob had a tyre out if shape mate,would give the symptom you describe.When tyres go misshapen the low speed ride is awful!
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