[s-cars] Shimmy nearly gone

Mark Strangways Strangconst at rogers.com
Fri May 27 08:57:35 EDT 2005

Hey Robert,

Check your wheels for trueness.

I have had these same issues with wheels that had some dents on the inside 
lips of the rim.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Myers" <Bob at chips-ur-s.com>
To: "s-car list" <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 5:52 AM
Subject: [s-cars] Shimmy nearly gone

> Hi Y'all,
> Well, it appears that my SEVERE shimmy during 85 mph left hand sweepers is 
> MUCH IMPROVED but is not gone.  Wednesday we replaced the lower control 
> arms.  The bushings, after 220K+ miles, were toast - not terribly 
> surprising.  Driving the car showed that the violent shimmy is gone but 
> there was still some vibration which I attributed to driving on square 
> wheels.  The tires on the car were down to the wear bars and I figured 
> they were no longer fairly well balanced.
> That evening my local tire shop balanced and installed the brand new tires 
> (Bridgestone Potenza RE750 245/45R16 if it matters).  At highway(+) speeds 
> there is a vibration which feels like an unbalanced wheel.  It becomes 
> more pronounced during left hand sweepers at speed.  Either the balancing 
> job was poorly done or I'm still having bushing problems.
> Today I plan on checking the balancing.  What other bushings could cause 
> this shimmy only in the RF corner?
> Bob
> Http://Chips-Ur-S.com
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