[s-cars] Shimmy nearly gone
Strangconst at rogers.com
Fri May 27 08:57:35 EDT 2005
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?
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