I had the front end re-balanced today, the tech said the balance was off... but still get a shakey steering wheel at 50mph. Do you think its a bent rim? Rims have no major damage that show a bent rim.
This! It's both amazing how well road force balancing works and amazing how many shops aren't using it. It basically matches the high spot of the tire to the lowest spot of the rim to reduce as much road force as possible (measured in lbs of pressure).Does this shop have a road force balancer? Your rim might not be bent, but the tire could have the core stretched. Basically tire could be shot. I had same problem, as well as my driveshaft being in wrong place
The amount of misinformation in this post in unbelievable. First if all, alignment will never cause a vibration. Second, there is many things that can cause a vibration. The number one is usually cupped tires from worn shocks/struts or lack if rotation. Others range from wheel bearings, brakes, tire rods, broken belts and bad bushings on various parts.No, If its wiggling at 50 mph its balancing. That or an alignment. Don't always believe what your Mechanic tells you. They feed you bullshit.
Trust me. It wont. I'm sitting next to a co worker and my manager right now, who combined have almost 70 years experience with front end work and alignments, and that's directly from them. Also if you know anything about alignments, you can come to that conclusion your self.Yeah i didn't see how an alignment would cause a vibration either.
If you're talking about a road force balancer, I'm sitting about fifteen feet from oneMy dads work had one, that's how I found out the tire was toast
*coughtoldyasocough*Rotated the tires today and I think its gone.