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Old 16th May 2009, 23:27   #1
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I have a Corolla 2004, odo reading 31500 km. Well maintained, regularly serviced. Of late, I feel a little (very little) vibration when I try and accelerate quickly from 10 km/h to 40-50 km/h in the 1st and 2nd gear.
After that acceleration is smooth and nice.

Could this be due to the stock tyres on Corolla? RE88? I am not too pleased with them, which is the feeling which I guess all other Corolla owners feel. They are crap - will changing tyres to a Michelin, Yoko or a better Bridgestone help?

Otherwise the current tyre alignment and balancing is perfect.

Any help by fellow owners will be much appreciated.

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The vibration could be due to the clutch. The pre-facelifted versions do tend to have a slight clutch shudder. You could contact the A S S who can try adjusting your clutch to avoid this problem.
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I have a Corolla 2004, odo reading 31500 km. Well maintained, regularly serviced. Of late, I feel a little (very little) vibration when I try and accelerate quickly from 10 km/h to 40-50 km/h in the 1st and 2nd gear.
After that acceleration is smooth and nice.

Could this be due to the stock tyres on Corolla? RE88? I am not too pleased with them, which is the feeling which I guess all other Corolla owners feel. They are crap - will changing tyres to a Michelin, Yoko or a better Bridgestone help?

Otherwise the current tyre alignment and balancing is perfect.

Any help by fellow owners will be much appreciated.

Regards
Abhishek
I believe it's your clutch. Though a hydraulic clutch is self adjusting it is good to have it checked every once in a while after you cross 30K kms.

I think the BS Potenza 195/60 RE88 tyres are not the best but adequate for the car. You can definitely get better shoes. There are many tyre experts here on TBHP who will be happy to suggest. From what I have read, Michelin is a favourite.

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Thanks - actually got the clutch checked. It is fine as of now, the station folks tell me. Also, the slight shudder happens when I have pulled off the clutch pedal completely - so the clutch is actually disengaged when this happens

I think it could be a bit due to suspension issues. Any thoughts?
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