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Old 07-06-2008, 11:06 PM   #1
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Talking 70 mph shimmy solved

Goodyear Aquatreads were worn to the wear indicator bars. Shimmy would start at about 69mph & get worse the faster one went. Didn't check for when the speed at which it went away.

Checked tirerack.com for review results. Looks like General Altimax HP'* currently have the highest rating for the category I was looking for, so I had a pair installed on the front. Drove about 600 miles over the 3 day weekend. Shimmy is gone!


Now to get another pair for the rear.

While some tire companies may have made good tires in the past, as their equipment wears out the tire quality can deteriorate as well. It'* not so much about brands but more about which company has the newest tire making equipment.
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I ran Goodyear Aquatreads on a previous rwd vehicle... what was your impression of them in a fwd application? they liked to slide in corners when wet for me... a little bit too much...

I'm glad your shimmy is resolved now...
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Never cornered fast enough in the rain to make the Aquatreads slip.

Bought 2 more Generals for the rear. Did over 2,000 miles on a Colorado vacation. Car rode as smooth as the roads allowed.
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Wife ran off the drive way culvert and punctured a front sidewall. Tire dealer said Not covered under warranty. Bummer.

She'll be buying a pair of reflector posts to be installed at the edges of the culvert.
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From what I read on this forum I think a lot of vibration problems are due to poor tire manufacturing quality.
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