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Relwarc 01-28-2010 07:50 AM

high speed shimmy?
after installing my new brake rotors, i'm getting a slight shimmy in the steering wheel between 65 and 80 MPH.

Any ideas? what bolts i should check?

Scottina06 01-28-2010 07:55 AM

Re: high speed shimmy?
when you hit the brake or all the time?

Relwarc 01-28-2010 08:32 AM

Re: high speed shimmy?
all the time, the brakes are definately not warped.

Robert Palmer 01-28-2010 08:34 AM

Re: high speed shimmy?
How did you tighten the lug nuts? Torque wrench using OEM specs or air gun?

You may have overtightened the lugs by a lot.

DJ BoNiOmArIo 01-28-2010 08:35 AM

Re: high speed shimmy?
or improper balance ???

Relwarc 01-28-2010 09:04 AM

Re: high speed shimmy?
i'll check the lug nuts, what is the factory torque spec?

all 4 tires were balanced before they went on, so i cant imagine that they are imbalanced.

Scottina06 01-28-2010 09:11 AM

Re: high speed shimmy?
sounds like the rotors are out of balance...which can happen with rotors

Chaoul1 01-28-2010 09:16 AM

Re: high speed shimmy?
Did you break them in yet?

Relwarc 01-28-2010 09:35 AM

Re: high speed shimmy?
maybe the rotors just need to break in... wil the rotors wear "into" balance?

or do i have to do something else?

Rich 01-28-2010 10:01 AM

Re: high speed shimmy?
Rotors won't true themselves, I would start in the rear. Usually something felt at >50mph is a problem in the rear. Make sure you cleaned all the rusted crap off the hub with a wire brush.

Scottina06 01-28-2010 10:51 AM

Re: high speed shimmy?
contact the seller and tell them you have a shimmy since you installed them

Relwarc 01-28-2010 11:50 AM

Re: high speed shimmy?
how can i tell which rotor it may be?

The shimmy feels like it is comming from the front, the way i feel it in the wheel makes me think that. I may be wrong tho.

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