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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 12, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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car starts to vibrate badly around 45mph

3 mths ago I purchased a new set of 15" Cragar SS rims and when they arrived I noticed that they came with the "unilug" lug nuts. Over the past 4 weeks I've had each tire off several different times because I was replacing the entire brake system on the car. Now...when the car reaches 45mph it starts to vibrate pretty bad. This was never an issue prior to me taking these tires off so many times so I'm thinking the problme is with the tire/wheel/unilug somehow.

I have no idea as to the condition of the tie rod ends, ball joints...etc as I've never replaced them but they appear to be fine. Could this vibration be related to those unilugs somehow? If so...what could I do to fix that problem. THanks.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 12, 08:39 AM
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Re: car starts to vibrate badly around 45mph

If you don't get the unilug washers in correctly they will vibrate. Jack the car up and spin the tires and see if they are running true. The washers can get on a bind and your wheel might not be tight against hub.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 12, 09:05 AM
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Re: car starts to vibrate badly around 45mph

Are these wheels hub centric? If not, you may want to consider installing "hub centric rings" to center the wheel to the hub.
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