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    Hi everyone,

    Lately, I changed stock tyres of my new City 2010 with Michelin 185 65 R15 without changing its stock rims and two days back I got a chance to test my car on motorway from Lahore to Islamabad. On the way, I noticed that car starts wobbling after 130 Km/h, which was quite disappointing for me.

    Could someone suggest what could be the reason for this and why the ride becomes rough and unstable after 130 Km/h .

    Is it some kind of compatibility issue of new tyre size and stock rims or has it something to do with wheel cambering/alignment.

    Please do share your ideas.


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    This has to do with wheel balancing, get the wheels re-balanced and you should be fine.
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    wheel alignment/balancing is necessary after tyre change,did you do that?

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    wheel balancing + alignment issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by mafzaltareen View Post
    wheel alignment/balancing is necessary after tyre change,did you do that?
    No brother, I didn't get wheel balancing done after changing its tyres..

    BUT do you think a new car needs to get wheel balancing ?

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    yes new car needs wheel balancing after you put new tires especially of different size from stock.

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    tyre rotation always require balancing (new car or new tyres don't matter much)
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    wheel balancing is necessary for every car no matters new or old

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    Dude if you keep on driving your car on ill-balanced, mis-alligned tyres you ll stay unsafe and your tyres will be gone in months, finished !

    Brand New Factory Fresh tyres also need Balancing and wheels need to be re-alligned so you better do that asap, Fanks !

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    On a side note...since the tyre height has changed (Stock is 175 / 65 / 15) you might need to re-callibrate your your speed-o-meter or should at least know that the actual speed is higher than what reflected in the meter. Check for instance thiss........

    Speedometer Calibration Calculator And Information

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    In my opinion, allignment is not altered by change of tires. it is some thing related with the suspension of the vehicle. Only get the balancing re-checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subzwari View Post
    On a side note...since the tyre height has changed (Stock is 175 / 65 / 15) you might need to re-callibrate your your speed-o-meter or should at least know that the actual speed is higher than what reflected in the meter. Check for instance thiss........

    Speedometer Calibration Calculator And Information

    An expert opinion is solicited

    In my opinion, allignment is not altered by change of tires. it is some thing related with the suspension of the vehicle. Only get the balancing re-checked.
    Is there any way that i can calibrate my speedometer? I always get fined on the motorway or hightways my 120 is 132.. damn!!!

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    Brand New Factory Fresh tyres also need Balancing and wheels need to be re-alligned
    No they dont, common misconception. First of all you only need alignment if your car is not running straight. And these days no Honda from the factory has alignment issues. It was in 2005-2006 when Exis which left the Atlas factory had left pulling issues, yet VTis ran bullet straight.

    Even with the newer Hondas, there are no balancing and alignment issues. The minute you change the factory setup is when you run into issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stylicsmile View Post
    Is there any way that i can calibrate my speedometer? I always get fined on the motorway or hightways my 120 is 132.. damn!!!
    hahaha..same thing happened with me when I first drove my 2.0D saloon an year back...now i drive a bit cautiously...we have here in Islamabad speed guns installed on I think a couple of roads...upon cross check it always shows a difference of nearly 5 at 70KPH Any pointers by PW experts on recalibration work is appreciated.

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    the calibration is not so straight forward on the new digital speedos.....
    its all about power to weight ratio...

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    I changed my Civic Oriel tyres (stock to Yokohama DB) but with same specs, about a month back, and frankly speaking, no issues till 160kms. Do I need to get the balancing and alignment done even than? Please advise. Thanks.
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    @stylicsmile.1. Change to stock dimensions. 2. Or else when u know 120 means 132 so then drive around the 105-110 mark.it will b around 120kmph. No rocket science!
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    I think u should have sticked to over all stock diametre of tyre with some permissable %age variation. My recommendation will be to get correct size tyres (If money is not an Issue)

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