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Old 26th October 2007, 20:51   #1
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I have a May'05 Corsa 1.4.

Running on stock tires & Rims S322 Bridgestone. 175/R14 .

The thing is now the car has completed abt 42000+ kms.

There is still a substantial amt. of tread left on the tyres.

But, once i get to abt 90-100kmph the car shivers like hell.

But on crossin 110-120 kmph everythin's normal.

I got the Wheel Alignment & Balancing done too but to no avail.

Whether its time for me to replace the tires? I presume its not but u r the gurus!!!
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I have a May'05 Corsa 1.4.

Running on stock tires & Rims S322 Bridgestone. 175/R14 .

The thing is now the car has completed abt 42000+ kms.

There is still a substantial amt. of tread left on the tyres.

But, once i get to abt 90-100kmph the car shivers like hell.

But on crossin 110-120 kmph everythin's normal.

I got the Wheel Alignment & Balancing done too but to no avail.

Whether its time for me to replace the tires? I presume its not but u r the gurus!!!

i am not close to a guru but buddy
change your tires
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Old 28th October 2007, 09:23   #3
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"Shivers" as in entire car vibrates?? Looks like you are encountering harmonic vibration - the nightmare of any auto designer.
But if "shivers" as in the steering / front wheel vibration, you have a problem with the steering assembly.
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I have a May'05 Corsa 1.4.

Running on stock tires & Rims S322 Bridgestone. 175/R14 .

The thing is now the car has completed abt 42000+ kms.

There is still a substantial amt. of tread left on the tyres.

But, once i get to abt 90-100kmph the car shivers like hell.

But on crossin 110-120 kmph everythin's normal.

I got the Wheel Alignment & Balancing done too but to no avail.

Whether its time for me to replace the tires? I presume its not but u r the gurus!!!

Varun,

Get wheel balanced and aligned, problem will get solved

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This is usually a Balancing problem ! Please get it checked asap
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I got the Wheel Alignment & Balancing done too but to no avail.

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This is usually a Balancing problem ! Please get it checked asap

he has already got wheel alignment and balancing done
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1. Check suspension checked. When they do alignment they inspect suspension also. Make sure you get it done from an expert
2. Rotate the tyres, front to back and vice a versa, there is a good chance that the steel belt in your tire has bent.
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Yup, another factor could also be bulges but that wouldn't explain why your steering shakes at specific speeds.
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Thank u all for such gr8 advices.

Had gone to a tyre shoppe today.

On considering my problem he has rotated the tyres i.e. the rear ones are now at the front.

The rear ones have much more tread than the front ones.

As i today saw closely, i think that it can be due to the tyre tread also coz on the front right tyre the tread was quite poor(not exactly diminished).

So, i think this might my solve the issue. If not, then will resort to all the advices.

But, a heartful thanks to all.!!
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As i today saw closely, i think that it can be due to the tyre tread also coz on the front right tyre the tread was quite poor(not exactly diminished).

So, i think this might my solve the issue. If not, then will resort to all the advices.
But did you identify why the tread on that wheel was the way it is? Is the tread like "waves on a body of water"?? Or more worn out on one side of the tyre than the other? Did you get the wheels rebalanced after swapping the tyres?
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But did you identify why the tread on that wheel was the way it is? Is the tread like "waves on a body of water"?? Or more worn out on one side of the tyre than the other? Did you get the wheels rebalanced after swapping the tyres?
Nopes, its like evenly worn out on the tyre but thing is the left tires tread is much more in comparison to the the right one.

One more thing i would like to mention is that whenever i had punctures it was on the rear tires so both my front tyres are intact from the begining

Ya, twice they were changed during rotation of tyres at 10k & then at 20K.

Ya sir, i did get the balancing done after the swap & today i touched abt 100 odd on the Ring Road(no challans Gosh! ) & the car behaved ok. Like there were no jitters/vibes felt.

I believe it must be due to the lacklusture tyre only.

Thanx to all

Ya, my next query is whether i shud replace all the 4 tyres or only the couple in the front? If its not the correct place then mods please do the needful
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If the tread will last, wait till 3 to 5 K Kms before changing the tyrie. Let see if the excess wear on front right tyre persists.
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I also had the same problem when my tires had done around 48K Kms. I did alignment as well as wheel balancing but still the problem persisted. I had a goal to complete 50K. Once I achieved that, I changed the tires to Michelin XM1 with alloys. Now th wobbling stopped. So it has nothing to do with wheel alignment and balancing.

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