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Old 03-19-2002, 02:10 PM
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You are correct about the tolerance for out of round or other tire problems. Both of my cars exhibit the same sensitivity to tires. However on my 91 I had what I thought was tire imbalance. But I also needed to turn the front rotors since there was some pulsing when I applied the brakes. I tried tire balance a number of times with no luck. Even new tires did not solve the problem. Then I turned the front rotors to fix the braking surging problem and low and behold the tire vibration went away. Thats a first in my book. I can only assume that the pulsing brakes must have been rubbing ever so slightly and caused what felt to be tire imbalance. I never would have guessed that turning the rotors would solve a vibration problem.
I got too many cars!! Insurance eats me alive. Dave

78 Corvette Stingray - 3k
82 242 Turbo Volvo - Manual - 270k
86 300e 5 speed manual - 210k
87 420sel - 240k
89 560sl - 78k
91 420sel - 205k
91 560sel - 85k
94 GMC Suburban - 90k
97 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail - 25k
00 GMC Silverado 1 ton 30k
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