Wheel Vibration When Braking

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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Veteran Member

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    I just replaced the front shocks. New aluminum wheels & Hankook tires. Wheels & tires were balanced. New brake pads. Original hub & rotors.
    Problem is when I'm traveling over 40 mph and apply the brakes firmly, the left front tire vibrates. I can see the fender vibrate up & down. This isn't a pulsating action like the rotor is warped. It's a vibration. I've never experienced this.
    I haven't rotated the wheels yet.
    Anyone experienced something like this? Looking for ideas.
     
  2. 71 rs BBC

    71 rs BBC Veteran Member

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    My 55 did it. I couldn't figure it out so I kinda blamed it on the drilled rotors. After a while it went away on its own. I'm thinking it was the pads now. I know this wasn't any help sorry. Good luck!
     
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    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    did you resurface the rotors with the new pads?

    rotate the tires and see what changes. Can you rotate front to rear?
     
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    maybe Check the front end parts or the Shocks just installed see if something got loosened up.
     
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  6. 1978 Z/28

    1978 Z/28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    at the least you have to resurface the rotors or replace them, when installing new pads. This is where your vibration is coming from
     
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    Definitely get your rotors resurfaced. Our cars have lots of meat on them for this reason and some shops still have a proper lathe to do it.
     

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