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GraniteMini 05-18-2015 04:36 PM

vibrates at low speeds
 
my 03 mini s is getting some vibrations at low speeds, around 10-20mph then goes away. i have had alot of the front end parts replace like control arms. and wheel bearings. i also got an alignment and tires balanced thinking that was the issue. I lowered the car a bit more and add some ECS 8mm wheel spacers and started to notice the vibrations since i added the spacers and lowered the car. could the spacers be causing the vibrations? they are hub centric so i dont see why they would cause an issue. I was running cheap 6mm spacers from the auto store with no issues. my mate said it could be clutch chatter but my clutch is working fine. I do have some cheap tires on the front that are slightly chopped but not too bad.

Flamez 05-18-2015 07:09 PM

It's likely due to the ride height change. Your axles are worn in at the previous height essentially.

GraniteMini 05-19-2015 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flamez (Post 802440)
It's likely due to the ride height change. Your axles are worn in at the previous height essentially.

would it eventually go away once the axles wear at the new height? or is the only was to correct it is new axles?

Flamez 05-19-2015 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GraniteMini (Post 802445)
would it eventually go away once the axles wear at the new height? or is the only was to correct it is new axles?

Normally, yes. If you've ruled out other reasons for the vibration you should be fine.

ScottinBend 05-19-2015 03:58 PM

The cupped tires may be an indicator of either an alignment issue, ball joints, or lca bushings needing an investigation.

GraniteMini 05-19-2015 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottinBend (Post 802447)
The cupped tires may be an indicator of either an alignment issue, ball joints, or lca bushings needing an investigation.

ball joints, lca bushings and alignment have all been taking care of and replaced/done.

maxmini 05-28-2015 05:36 AM

If you raise it and lose the spacers does the vibration go away ?


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