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My SSR has driven like a dream from the first day. Smooth and straight. Recently I noticed the steering wheel was turned a little to the left of what I was used to, as well as there being some small pull and vibration. Pull I thought, time to check the pressure, vibration, wheels & tires finally need rebalancing. Sure enough the pressure was off from side to side. I fixed that and the truck straightened out, but the vibration was still there. I just hadn't gotten around to seeing a tire shop yet.

Then today while washing the truck, I noticed a small scar from the right rear rim was now on the left rear. I now know why the vibration showed up and, I'M NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT! :mad

What I figure happened is that during the last oil change(15kmi), the dealer gave me a complementry tire misadjustment. (I'm sure they call it a rotation) I would have declined if I'd been told about it.

What I'm most angry about the fact that it will be almost impossible to get the wheels back on the hubs same as before. (well time consuming anyway as there are 1295 ways that arn't the same as before) It's really too bad the hubs arn't marked with a tire valve like the hubcaps.
 

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Why would hub position be critical?. I would have assumed the wheels were dynamically balanced on a machine, not on the hub. Please illuminate me, before I remove my wheels to paint calipers and replace rotors.

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There was a time when it was popular to have the wheels balanced dynamically while on the car. This allowed the balancing of all the rotating parts, not just the wheels and tires. The drawback is that if a wheel is removed and replaced, incorrectly, It can be worse than what would be, if the wheels are balanced off the car.

I don't know if this is done on new SSR's, but I kind of assumed it was, just because of how totally smooth riding mine was.

I had been intending to put a daub of paint on the rim and one of the lugs. Just so I would know where to reset the wheels. Too late.

The way I see it, putting the wheels back on the same way every time dosen't hurt anything. Kind of a why tempt fate.

I guess it shows but, I really like smoothly operating vehicles, they are a joy to drive. Having to constantly fight the steering wheel or have it vibrate in your hands is unecessary, even if it's just a little bit.
 
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Find a good tire shop, (not at a dealership), and get them to look at it for you.
Is it possible a weight might have come off in the rotation process? :confused
Sometimes they'll have more than one.
 

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Sam Fowler said:
Find a good tire shop, (not at a dealership), and get them to look at it for you.
Is it possible a weight might have come off in the rotation process? :confused
Sometimes they'll have more than one.
Roger that.
 
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