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Re: weights on inside????? (car shakes)
Hairy green toads from Mars made Solomon Ngan say:
> I wonder whether a "slight" shake is normal for 90q at
> 120-140km/hr ? Would re-balancing make it any better ?
> Before I take it back in, is there anything that I should be looking
> out for ? I don't want to be led down the garden path by these
> Goodyear people ? I certainly don't want them to get too close to
> the drive shaft !
Well, I've had my 100Q up to 160 KMH, and the 90Q20V to 170 KMH,
with no shakes at all. It is never "normal" for a car to shake.
Typically, if the shake or shimmy happens at a specific speed,
and dies down faster or slower, it's likely out-of-balance tires.
If it just gets shakier the faster you go, it's probably a bad
alignment or worn parts in the front end.
Have you had them check the tires for roundness? Sometimes the
tire balances fine, but has a slight warp in the shape that can
make the car shake quite a lot. A dented wheel can also do this.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Only my cat shares my opinions, and she's perfectly balanced.