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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 12, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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The Camaro has sat in one spot all winter and when I drove it last week I had a new high speed vibration. Certainly felt like a rear end - drive train issue but nothing has changed.
Took the tires to the shop I bought them from last year, they balanced them again ( a little off ) but you could see the tire was out of round.

The tire guy suggested I "heat them up" a few times then hit the highway.

Any other tips for tires out of round before I try again this weekend ?


These are less than a year old and would hate to replace them.
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The tire guy suggested I "heat them up" a few times then hit the highway.
Old cross plys where bad for that, one could put 50 odd lb in them give them a good 'burn' and sometimes would help
Radials, well they dont tend to get the sitting flat spot as much... a good puump up and burn could do it
BUT due to the construction of a radial tyre it is very likely you WILL get a delamiation bulge in the side..which is very dangerous...
My recommendation is dont do anything silly, untill u replace them....and next time choke the car.

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Re: Out of round tires, any tips?

Run them on the road for a while. My winter tires got a bit bouncy this winter. We had -19 C for a few weeks straight and each morning i started off they would bounce down the road a bit until they got warmed up.
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Re: Out of round tires, any tips?

Ive had that happen over the Winter but not severely and driving them brought them back. I've also had that happen when the car sat for several years an driving them didn't bring them back. Like Steps said, getting the weight off them when sitting for a long time is a good idea.

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Re: Out of round tires, any tips?

Drive the car. They will become round again.
And yes, removing weight from them will keep them round.
Used to be a ritual when storing, place car on stands with weight off the springs and tires not touching the floor/ground. Still is good advice if storing over six months.

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Re: Out of round tires, any tips?

Thanks all.

I will heat'em up and put some miles down this weekend, hopefully they will work back in shape.


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OH and When storing keep any sunlight off the tyres.

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