Hello, I recently bought a 2006 Mustang that came with 2 sets of rims/tires. I drove it home with factory rims and regular tires, I quickly took it to a wheel shop and put on very clean low profile rims with performance tires and I have noticed my wheel shakes when going around 50mph. I have taken it to a mechanic and he suggested that since the rims/tires are bigger than the car was made for it could be the problem, anyone else have this problem and/or a fix for this? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Depending on the low profile rim used, it may not be sitting flush against the hub. There are retainer clips used to hold the rotor in place during assembly. Check to make sure those are/were removed. They have absolutely no purpose but for keeping the rotor in place during installation.
I removed mine, and the shaking dropped significantly. Still working on resolving it 100%. May need to rebalance my aftermarket wheels and tires again. People have said removing the clips usually fixes the problem....
Never had wheel vibration caused by alignment being out. If that's the cause then you'd notice it in a manner of other ways before getting vibration.
Firstly you need your wheels balanced as this is by far the most common cause. If you've had new wheels and tyres then this absolutely should have happened. I'd be inspecting your brakes next, then control arm bushing.
What is concerning is.... 'I have taken it to a mechanic and he suggested...' - Either your mechanic knows the problem or he doesn't. If he's had time in and underneath the car and doesn't know for sure.... find another mechanic.
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