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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-24-2005, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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can snow on tires cause vibration at high speed

my car started vibrating like crazy today. only at high speeds 60+. is this related to snow being on tires?
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extra weight on tires like Mud snow dirt clods can and do cause wheel vibrations also outer tie rod ends can cause this at higher speeds. mine was vibrating bad at 70mph+ once i got those replaced 350.00 it stopped.
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are they balanced?
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Hmmm, snow tires meaning snow country which could mean that the inside area of the rims are packed with snow, ice, and mud/salt/dirt which would definately throw off the balance of the tires which will cause vibrations for sure.

Ice can form all around suspension parts which can cause weird sounds, handling, and vibrations as well. The obvoius question being, did the tires act OK before now?? There is also a remote possibility you threw a weight off. Also, did you check the tire pressures on all 4 tires??
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if you had frozen ice/snow in your rims or something, could throw your balancing off.

Vibration from your front I imagine? Front/left or front/right etc etc? How straight is your steering wheel? Some question that might help
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Yeah, snow packed inside the rim could definitely cause a wobble at high speeds. A few week ago I did some reverse 360s in the trep in a snow filled parking lot, and the next morning on the way to work on the expressway my car was shaking like a beaten dog from 60mph+. I thought I seriously screwed something up...so I took it to a car wash to wash away all the snow/ice, and then drove it again...problem went away.

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also outer tie rod ends can cause this at higher speeds. mine was vibrating bad at 70mph+ once i got those replaced 350.00 it stopped.
$350 for outer tie rod ends?!?!?? I got the greaseable kind at AutoZone for about $6 each, and had a buddy help me put them on. Total cost, about $12 for the parts, and $8 for the 12 pack we drank.


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How about alignment?
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-27-2005, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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ok probem went away. it was the snow.
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good to hear that its all gone for ya =)

ntrepid95 i had a shop do it and they charged me that amount. what can i say =(
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