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Old 06-02-2012, 01:36 PM   #21
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Default Re: Front end shaking, please help!

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It wasn't a balancing issue. I'm not mechanically inclined but as he explained it, it was related to the tightening of the lug nuts. While they were tight, the wheels were not completely straight. I have aftermarket 18" rims and he mentioned said he finds spinning the wheel while tightening each of the lug nuts gives a more even fit.

End result, I took it on the highway and it drove perfectly and it cost me less than $40.
The lugs are designed to prevent issues like this. They are kind of conical, so that when you tighten them, they center themselves in the post hole.

Then only way this would not work is if the whole weight of the car was on the wheel even before it was tightened. Extremely doubtful...
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or, like I said, if something is at odds between the rim and the hub or car...
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