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      02-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Road Force Balance shop

Hi I'm located in Socal and have been having steering vibrations above 60 mph for a while now. Having been through 3 road force balances at 2 different shops and fixing 2 bent wheels, the shimmy is still there. Now I want to take it to a different shop and give it last try. Oh i did a alignment too. The guy said it was completely off. I probably hit a big pothole causing all these

Can anyone recommend a good shop? Or should I just give it a try at local dealer.
I am willing to go anywhere in LA.

thx in advance

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      02-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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I had the same issue. It was my tires. They were brand new Hankook V12's. FYI.
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If you are running spacers, remove them. Solved my problem.
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Could be the spacers..but if he didnt have a vibration before I would be leaning more towards the wheels and/or tires..especially since OP said he's had two bent wheels..sometimes when they are fixed they are still not 100% true and cause vibrations
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If you are running spacers, remove them. Solved my problem.
i dont have spacers
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I had the same issue. It was my tires. They were brand new Hankook V12's. FYI.
I have Continentals in front and PSS in rear..
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I have Continentals in front and PSS in rear..
I think that's the problem: mismatched tires. I would either get all Continentals or pss.
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I have Continentals in front and PSS in rear..
Rule number 1 OP.

Never mix and match tires. M3 is extremely susceptible to developing NVH when the tires/suspension or alignment setting are improperly dialed in.

Start with the lowest possibility. Tires, alignment, road force and balance. good luck.
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I have Continentals in front and PSS in rear..
Rule number 1 OP.

Never mix and match tires. M3 is extremely susceptible to developing NVH when the tires/suspension or alignment setting are improperly dialed in.

Start with the lowest possibility. Tires, alignment, road force and balance. good luck.
Thx for the advise. I will try to put some PSS in front too. Hopefully it will fix it
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