since i'll be in the market for new tires soon i think i'll go to discount tires and get the new rubber (prorated of course, who actually gets 40K out of kumho 711s anyway hhaha? i only get 10K). then i'm going to take the rubber to the wheel straighteners since they will mount and balance after they straighten the wheels, saving me the $15/wheel. i know there is runout on all 4 wheels, nothing too severe but i've seen them on the balancer and it was obvious.
i'm hoping this will fix my problem. i'll need an alignment too since aligning on bent rims must have not been too precise.
i'll look into the road force balancer if that doesn't fix my problem. since i know the rims are bent and i'd rather not buy new ones. thanks for the help and i'll be researching road force balancing.
no noise from the bearings yet, and since the steering wheel shudder doesn't happen until 70mph i'm hoping the wheels aren't bad enough to require new bearings immediately.
sorry, i realized maybe you were saying that a road force balance could fix the problem even on bent rims? if this is the case and the balance is cheaper than the straightening i may just try that first. so what do you think?
sorry for all the questions but i respect your opinion and appreciate the help.
well, i just talked to my buddy at the suby dealership and he said he'd hook up a free road force balance. i'll let you know how it goes.
thanks again big sky.
Last edited by mosc; 04-23-2008 at 12:13 PM.