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Grease Monkey
21-08-05, 10:11 AM
My ride quality was great when the car was first put on the road, dead smooth up to... well up to 70mph officer honest.

Took it on the motorway the other day and at, err 70, i got a load of vibration through my ****, and some through the s/wheel.

I'm thinking 'back wheels' as its mainly felt through the car rather than the steering, so i whipped them off this morning and found that they had no balancing weights at all. Zero, Zip, Nada. No sign of where there may have been weights fitted either.

(The fronts each have a strip of weights, with silver duck tape over them as fitted by GD)

Anyone think it odd to have no weights on a Halibrands running 245/40/ZR17 Toyos, and more to the point can anyone recommend a tyre / wheel specialist in Bristol that aren't complete muppets?

craigh
21-08-05, 01:32 PM
theres a place at thornbury well known for good results,taken a few cars there in the past
its called ebley tyres maybe ebly cant remember sorry!

MacGD016
21-08-05, 03:40 PM
I know the guy's at Rapid Fit in Winterstoke Rd quite well so they should be 'carefull'.

As to the change in ride, have you been playing with the dampers, I have found that if I stiffen the front shocks I get vibration from about 75 to 85 and then its smooth again. Mind you there are no weights on my wheels at all!

PS. I havent forgotten your brake pipe kit, I've got a small leak on a clutch union but have been reluctant to get my hands dirty again. I will do it this week but if you need the tools give me a call and I'll bring them straight over.

Mac

osgood
21-08-05, 04:17 PM
My ride quality was great when the car was first put on the road, dead smooth up to... well up to 70mph officer honest.

Took it on the motorway the other day and at, err 70, i got a load of vibration through my ****, and some through the s/wheel.

I'm thinking 'back wheels' as its mainly felt through the car rather than the steering, so i whipped them off this morning and found that they had no balancing weights at all. Zero, Zip, Nada. No sign of where there may have been weights fitted either.

(The fronts each have a strip of weights, with silver duck tape over them as fitted by GD)

Anyone think it odd to have no weights on a Halibrands running 245/40/ZR17 Toyos, and more to the point can anyone recommend a tyre / wheel specialist in Bristol that aren't complete muppets?Monkey you may find it's prop shaft thats causing your problem. Osgood:angel:

Grease Monkey
21-08-05, 04:21 PM
Eric,

Why would it go out of balance? I thought once they were set (it had a small counterweight lump welded to the side when i got it) it would be good for life, or until someone dropped it.

??

osgood
21-08-05, 04:25 PM
Eric,

Why would it go out of balance? I thought once they were set (it had a small counterweight lump welded to the side when i got it) it would be good for life, or until someone dropped it.

??Yes quite right Adrian but they are bits of metal stuck on re spot wealding so one may have fallen off have a check;) Osgood:angel: