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:eek I noticed that I have a bit of a shimmy when I hit a bump. There is a bit of a wobble or shimmy occasionally when I hit a bump. Anyone else have that feeling in their steering wheel when they hit a bump?

Also, found out how much the tires cost....good news. This message was from tirerack.com

We have them $157 for the fronts and_ $197 for the rears.


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got the exact same in mine - have from day one - just on the back roads when I hit small potholes etc.
Glad you asked the question - just doesn't feel right does it!!
 

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Glad I am not alone on this. Perhaps it is normal for this truck, but it really does not feel right. I suppose I will live with it until I reach 3K on the Odom. and then have the dealer check it out at that time. I thought it was perhaps my fault when I removed the lug nuts and put on the locking ones, but they are on tight, just checked em. I had a shimmy like that on my PT Cruiser and it turned out to be a broken lug nut.
 

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Ed,

I'm hitting bumps and potholes everyday here in NJ :cuss

I haven't noticed a shimmy.

I think that the traction control works very well. Had some more snow here and I took the truck out on the streets for a spin. Unlike my Z28, which kicks the gas pedal back at you like you're in a fight when the traction control kicks in, the SSR seemed to just prevent me from pushing the pedal down more. The truck hardly slid at all and went straight no problems. I was actually surprised on how hard I had to stomp on the gas to get the wheels to start spinning. I guess that 4700 lbs is good for something. Gas mileage is going as expected. I got just over 19 on the highway and I'm averaging 17.3 overall.
 

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The "shimmy" you are feeling is "normal" for almost all convertables. Small price you pay for a slightly less stiff structure. The SSR is better than my Prowlers, Camaro SS and a little worse than a Vette. The only convertables that I have driven that have no noticable shimmy/cowl shake are my wife's '03 SL500, my '03 SRT10 Viper and a Honda s2000.
 

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:agree Thanks for clearing that up Steve. Having never owned a convertible I never would have known. Appreciated:D
 

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what's a shimmy?:confused
 
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I wonder if the the x-brace in the front was built of chrome moly if that might not help?

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