: 24's riding like crap!!

07-04-08, 03:05 AM
I need some help fellas, recently the Lade has been riding really rough. On the freeway after 60 mph it starts to feel very wobbily like if the tires are flat, and the steering wheel gets a little shaky. It really feels like it its struggling. All the tires are at 45psi. Any sugg as to what the problem might be? Any input is very greatly appreciated!!

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07-04-08, 03:35 AM
My 24's also rode like PURE SH**, but that wasn't for "just a period of time" they were like that from day 1. What I would do is go in for an alignment, if that doesn't help, get all 4 wheels re-balanced and that should do it, if not your rims are bent!

07-04-08, 04:10 AM
Yeah it has never been the smoothest ride, but never as bad as it is now.

07-04-08, 05:44 AM
If your getting shaking in the steering wheel, then try getting an alignment. You'll be surprised with what kind of difference it makes.

07-04-08, 08:02 AM
Start with a Road Force Balancing of your wheels, nothing like it, I would run your 24's at 40 lbs, 45 is too hard, as said an alignment would be good too if you have not done one in a while. If your roads where you live are rough your ride will be bad, where I drive even 22's ride harsh. :(

07-04-08, 08:34 AM
Check this link and find someone in your area that a Hunter Road Force balancer. http://www.gsp9700.com/pub/search/FindGSP9700.cfm

Good luck.

07-04-08, 01:10 PM
Thanks guys! I will start off with the Balance and see what kind of difference it makes, will keep you guys posted.

07-07-08, 08:33 AM
Thanks guys! I will start off with the Balance and see what kind of difference it makes, will keep you guys posted.

Just remember Road Force Balancing is the key. :)

07-09-08, 05:00 AM
lot of bad information people gave you if you want a tires expert opinion here it is

1. Alignment has generally nothing to do with a vibration
2. Most major vibrations are caused by separated or worn tires, sometimes not having the car aligned can cause uneven wear on your tires which will cause excessive noise and vibration
3. types of tire, generally a ribbed design will be quietest, a good example is Pirelli Scorpion Zero ASSY
4. Balancing tires can fix it sometimes, and if you put them on a balancer you can check for separations (serious safety issue) Road force balancing is a more advanced type of balancing, it will identify if tire is out of round (defect) or if you have bent wheels (very common problem on heavy vehicles)
5. finally the quality of tires can play a key role, generally people are putting low cost brands, which are not manufactured the same as name brands, they generally are rougher riding and have more aggressive tread patterns which create more road noise

07-16-08, 03:55 AM
Droppinbombs you were right. My rear left tire was defected, the tire had seperated from the inside. The vibration was so bad, that my wood trim piece on my rear door broke off. Thats what I get for buying cheap tires (NanKang). Im getting Toyos put on tomorrow. Thanks everyone!!

07-18-08, 01:46 AM
Toyo proxes on my 22s and had a vibration problem also! took to garage have balance checked and 2 of those Damn sticky weights fell off! Had replaced and I was good to go! Toyos are decent tires for sure!

07-20-08, 12:29 AM
Check this link out. Very useful when purchasing new tires!!!