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Slight vibration at 40 to 45mph and sounds like it has very aggressive tire tread. Newer tires and was recently aligned. Could one of the wheel weights came off?

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    rotated tires same thing happen

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CHECK LUG NUTS MAY NOT BE TIGHT OR A WHEEL BAREING ISSUE OR TIRES BALANCED INCORRECTLY

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