: Hotchkis bars



lasstss
05-07-06, 08:28 PM
Has anyone noticed a bit of vibration in the steering wheel since the Hotchkis install? I m thinking the urethane is conducting some road noise.

Staxxin
05-07-06, 09:17 PM
I only notice a vibration when the tires are cold. Otherwise, it's smooth...

rand49er
05-07-06, 09:18 PM
Do you have any particular speed in mind? ... all speeds? I haven't noticed any vibration, but I've only gotten it up to 85 since my install a couple of weeks ago.

lasstss
05-07-06, 09:22 PM
Do you have any particular speed in mind? ... all speeds? I haven't noticed any vibration, but I've only gotten it up to 85 since my install a couple of weeks ago.

Just highway cruzin, I can feel it in the ST wheel.

51PHFTY
05-07-06, 09:52 PM
I only notice a vibration when the tires are cold. Otherwise, it's smooth...

:yeah:

wildwhl
05-07-06, 10:12 PM
Only when cold...

homer403
05-07-06, 10:17 PM
lasstss, i have pushed the car hard, very hard, since I had the bars installed... no virbration here... and it's my daily driver. James did the installed for me.

c5racr1
05-07-06, 10:28 PM
when cold I notice some.

wildwhl
05-07-06, 10:58 PM
To clarify - this was true (only when cold) with the stock bars too. So, I guess I'm saying I don't notice any vibration difference between stock and Hots bars.

1badcady
05-08-06, 08:21 AM
Has anyone noticed a bit of vibration in the steering wheel since the Hotchkis install? I m thinking the urethane is conducting some road noise.
Lastss, I get a slight vibration @ 80-90.

PneuBird
05-08-06, 11:35 AM
I've noticed a slight vibration when it's cold also. :mad:

50 4Ever
05-08-06, 12:17 PM
lasstss, i have pushed the car hard, very hard, since I had the bars installed... no virbration here... and it's my daily driver. James did the installed for me.

:yeah: I've had it up to a little over 125 on the track and g meter of 1.22/1.25 and have not noticed a vibration.

thebigjimsho
05-08-06, 01:47 PM
I, too, notice a vibration. But my Hotchkis bars are currently under my bed. I guess mine is a different story...:bouncy:

rand49er
05-08-06, 01:59 PM
I ... notice a vibration ... under my bed ...:bouncy:..........:Offtopic:

j/k

thebigjimsho
05-08-06, 03:09 PM
I think that topic is quite ON, IF YA KNOW WHAT I MEAN!!! hahaha

ronr
05-08-06, 04:07 PM
No additional vibration. I've got a little vibration that goes in and out of phase so it seems to be tire related.

I'm also getting a lot of noise from the back since I installed the Specter bushings (which I installed at the same time as the Hotchkis bars). It's so pronounced that I can only use OnStar below 70mph or the road noise overpowers the mic. Not sure yet if it's tires, half shafts, rear diff whine or a combination but I'm planning on tires first.

Geno
05-08-06, 04:58 PM
Has anyone noticed a bit of vibration in the steering wheel since the Hotchkis install? I m thinking the urethane is conducting some road noise.

I've got 1600 miles on the Hotchkis sways and that is the one thing I did notice was a slight vibration in the steering wheel....mild but noticable. Also while the bars do decrease sway they are not the end all for the suspension... (I just callzem az I seezem).

calicadi
05-08-06, 08:16 PM
No vibe here... hot or cold.