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Old 05-13-2011, 08:38 AM
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Tires need balanced

Since I purchased my 1971 nova I also went to jegs an purchased 15 x 8 cragar ss rims and new ta radial tires. I have since found that I get steering vibration at around 65mph. I would assume that since the car did not do that with the old tires and rims that the new ones are out of balance. I have had 2 places balance them but the problems still exists. I any one can advise it would be greatly appreciated.

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It could be several things. You could have a faulty tire with a bad/separated belt. If you went with a wider tire, the increased pneumatic trail and wider contact patch could be causing issues - if the tie rod ends or some ball-type joint in the front suspension/steering was worn, it could have not been a problem on the old skinny tires but now it is on new wider tires.

You could also have a wheel that was bent in shipping? Maybe a rotor with inclusions or warping that is grabbing a tiny bit?
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Those Cragar rims with the slots for the studs, one size fits all, are
aweful to get balanced, mine were never totally right.
Be sure to read the instructions on balancing that came with the rims.
If I remember they are balanced on the wheel center not the stud "slots".
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