AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by Mr Pesky » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:03 pm

[quote=RussT]In my experience tyre testing should not be carried out by big girls anyway......[/quote]

Agreed - they surpass at testing the gravel traps.

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by The83man » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:19 pm

A039 + Rimstock = wheel wobble. Not even the Dunlop race techies can sort that one out...or at least, they couldn't in 2001. I don't suppose it is much different with A048s.
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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by SeanB » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:40 pm

[quote=RussT]In my experience tyre testing should not be carried out by big girls anyway...... [/quote]

Bloody Hell the old dog is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How the bloody hell are ya you car braking, gravel trap finding, engine over revving sex god you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by RussT » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:53 pm

I am a lot less modest these days......

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by SeanB » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:56 pm

So Debs tells me when she pops down ;)

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by RussT » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:01 pm

Thats what the optician said

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by C1RVY » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:22 pm

Had my Exige now for 3 weeks, & beginning to Struggle with wheel wobble. It gets intrusive at 80, & feels quite juddery under braking. The car is under warranty & was supplied by a Lotus dealer. It's got AO48 tyres on, nearly new.

At the moment, it's spoiling my enjoyment of the car.

What do i do??

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by evo_ufo » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:09 am

Should not be a problem under braking, that is much more of a concern. If as bad as you say then suggest going back to the dealer and seeing what they suggest.

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by HT67 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:15 am

Found this on MLOC - not sure if it has been posted before;


[color:#CC0000]Yokohama tyre balancing[/color]

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by ghines » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:06 am

I had 2 new a048 fronts fitted a few weeks back, and I had the same issue. As speed increased the vibration got worse till I hit 80 mph and it was trying to rip the steering wheel out my hands and throw the car off the road. I was told I had a buckled wheel and that would be �400 please.

Car drove fine into the tyre centre so seemed odd. I jacked the car and checked the run out and it was fine. Took the wheel off and low and behold 2 x strips of weights each about a foot long around the inside of the wheel.

Took the tyre to another tyre centre to check the balance and it was miles out. Ended up with just a couple of weights on it. The wobble had almost gone, I pulled of another weight and now the vibration has vanished.

Think I will be switching to 888's next time round.

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