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Question '02 Vert. 18x9 Wheels Vibrations at 60-70 mph.

I just bought my 5th Mustang. I have not made any Mods on my previous. This time I bought one to play with. '02 Vert GT. I just took off my factory Bullit rims and put on a set of 18x9 '95 Cobra R style (they are not OEM). I am dropping it 1 1/2 and went with tires sizes of 265/35 in rear and 255/35 in front (same tire size set up as Saleen). However, to try to save a couple of bucks, I put on Khumo Ecsta Supras. All look great but at about 62 to 65, I get a wild shimmy. It's gone at 70. My tire guys balanced and re-balanced but the shimmy is still there. So i'm getting rid of the Khumo's and throwing on some Pirelli's. I hope it fixes it. Anyone else have this problems?

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Yeah. I have RE71's, though. Very similar shimmy. I'm going to look for a shop with a Hunter Road Force Balancer. Hopfully, that will do it. Anyone know of a shop with a Hunter in Maryland?

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Are they hubcentric? If they are from Performance Wheel Outlet, probably not.

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WTF is 'hubcentric'?
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Get the wheel/tire balanced somewhere else, maybe try an alignment. Find your local SCCA club people and ask them where to get good service done.

Your wheel is probably "balanced" vertically, but not horizontally. (Hubcentric comment)? (not positive, just my unkowning suggestion).
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Oh, OK (hubcentric). Yes, that's why I want to find a Hunter road force balancer. It measures wheel/tire runnout and balances for that as well.
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