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2006 Gs300 Awd Shaking At High Speeds

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A week ago my girlfriend hit a very big pothole and two tires were flat on the spot. Pulled into a pepboys that was close and they said the rims were not bent and replaced the tires. The car started shaking at higher speeds and I brought it back and they said the rims are slightly bent.

My question is whether I should get a second opinion on the shaking or just buy 2 stock rims.

Would it be cheaper just to buy four new rims and tires from craigslist?

Help would he appreciated.

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Find a reputable tire shop in your area that uses a Road Force balancing machine. Have a tire specialist try to rebalance each tire/rim in question. He/she may have to move the tire around a little bit on the rim. The additional balancing with road force applied to the tire while spinning will also help get the best possible balance for a slightly bent/warped rim. It may cost you about $25 each wheel, but at that point it is cheaper than replacement.

If the rim(s) are not balancable to your driving specificiations, then bite the bullet, cough up the ducats and swap them out.

I had a set of Enkei chrome rims on my ES300 and Town Fair tire gave me the same scenario you described. First they were fine, then they were slightly bent. They were not convincing. A Sullivan Tire (local chain) technician spent about 30 minutes on each set on a road force balance machine and did a pretty good job in eliminating the vibration. I did not have to replace any of them and went on to use them for four years after that.

steviej

PS. If you get them balanced or replaced and the precipitating event happens again, then I suggest replacing the girlfriend.

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If you hit hard enough to bend rims and flatten tires you may have damaged other parts of the suspension. I would find a good frame and axle shop and have an inspection.

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A week ago my girlfriend hit a very big pothole and two tires were flat on the spot. Pulled into a pepboys that was close and they said the rims were not bent and replaced the tires. The car started shaking at higher speeds and I brought it back and they said the rims are slightly bent.

My question is whether I should get a second opinion on the shaking or just buy 2 stock rims.

Would it be cheaper just to buy four new rims and tires from craigslist?

Help would he appreciated.

I agree with steviej wink.gif Welcome to the club cheers.gif

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Out of curiosity, if I change the rims and tires will my tire pressure sensor work?

If the tire pressor sensors are mounted in the the new rims, they should. The sensor is actually attached to the valve stem inside the rim.

steviej

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