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Old 12-26-2006, 02:14 PM   #1
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first off I let my female drive my whip I had a spare tire on the right rear side of the car. The spare, I guess had a lump or something and the car was driving wobbly, so I said its just the spare "thank god" but I put my new wheel on and the car still have a minor wobbly feeling :( any comments?
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Well if one went bad,the others can follow as I just found out I have a pair of bad tires with the bulge or split in them so check the rest of the tires..
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Well if one went bad,the others can follow as I just found out I have a pair of bad tires with the bulge or split in them so check the rest of the tires..
Somehow I doubt the spare caused the new one to go bad...

Let'* back up a moment here. What happened that made you replace the tire?
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I had a crack in my rim and jb weld it back in the summer. I guess I didn't do it well enuff, because it still had a leak but a very slow one. it got worse this winter and I guess the tire was flat because when my chick drove it the tire ripped up. so I hopped in my spaceship put the spare on it drove fine until a couple days when i noticed the car was driving wobbly. So I jacked it up spent the spare tire and I noticed a whop in the tire, so ithought the car was shaking because of the spare. I made the repairs to the rim with the jb weld instead of paying $90 for another. And I still have the problem a little bit.
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Not sure where the crack is in the wheel you are trying to repair with the JB weld, but I would not be surprised if it did not hold. When the weight of the car bears on that crack, an enormous amount of stress will try to open it back up. I suspect that is what is happening to you. Have you spin balanced either the spare or the cracked wheel? As unlikely as it may be, both wheels may be bent causing the wobble. More likely, maybe, would be that there is something preventing the wheel from bolting up true. Some defect in the drum (rear drums?) or one of the bolts. With the wheel off the ground, when you spin it, do you observe any wobbling? Might be a good place to start. Also, check with the wheel off the ground if there is any play in the rear wheel bearing. Both wheels and tires have been balanced, right?
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I'd be interested to hear what was hit or run over to crack the rim. My thoughts are damage was done to etiher the rim and or the rear suspension.
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I dont even know. I parked the bonnie. the JB didn't work at all this time and I shredded the tire this time (should have welded it in the first place). Guess im going to drive the spaceship until I get some new wheels. I still need a wheel alignment or rear left hub anyway. as for the wobbling, didn't really notice after a while.
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I found out that the problem was my front right tire, it has a lump in it.
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I found out that the problem was my front right tire, it has a lump in it.
That'll do it. Glad you got it fixed, and thanks for letting us know what it was. Sounds like something was hit hard enough on the right side to break or shift the belts in the tires and break the rear wheel? Corner cut too close at speed with both right wheels over a curb could do it.
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I figure that had to be felt in the car....
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