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3724RE: [bmw e28] Wheel issues?

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  • Gerald Paul
    Jul 1, 2005
      When I had a set of new tires put on my 535is
      Italian rims, I experienced the same type of
      vibration, turned out that the rims needed to
      be balanced before the tires where mounted.

      --- Malcolm Borg <malcolm@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      >
      > Dear Andrew
      >
      > Check wheel balance and warpage on tyres. If its not
      > that then it would
      > be these rings although I have no ideas what they
      > are.
      >
      >
      > Malcolm Borg
      > malcolm@...
      > www.technicalglass.co.uk
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Andrew W. Hill [mailto:jessicat@...]
      > Sent: 15 June 2005 22:41
      > To: bmwe28@...
      > Subject: [bmw e28] Wheel issues?
      >
      > I recently picked up a set of 16" Borbet Style H
      > wheels with Kumho
      > tyres. Since fitting them, I get a shudder in the
      > steering wheel
      > somewhere around 60mph. If I get up to 80 or 90 it
      > lessens
      > significantly. Under 40 is fine. When I bought the
      > wheels, the
      > dealership said that I needed hubcentric rings with
      > these wheels. When
      > I went to pick the wheels up, they said they were
      > out of hubcentric
      > rings (which they agreed to include gratis) and that
      > their mechanic said
      > the rings weren't necessary. He left a phone number
      > with me saying to
      > call if anything unusual happened. Well, at around
      > 60mph, the travel at
      > the top of the steering wheel is about an inch, so I
      > called him, left
      > messages, no response.
      > Is the problem I'm having likely a result of not
      > having the rings, or
      > could my wheels just be unbalanced?
      > Thanks
      > Andrew
      >
      >
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