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Since getting new tires(Michelin Latitude)my landrover discovery II LE7 rides much more smoothly on the road but still shakes badly when I drive over a pothole. Is this normal or should I be thinking of suspension problems

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Michelins are great tires for LR cars I absolutely demand them on new ones that I buy as they have used Goodyear wrangler HP's which are junk and wear poorly with horrible noise. If you're steering is shaking the problem is the steering shock absorber a very simple fix, Buy an aftermarket ARB it will lastf longer.

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Shaking problem


I bought a brand new car, took it for a run,got up to speed and the car started shaking. Took car back to dealer a few times. Eventually they said to put on "Michelin" tyres. Problem fixed.

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I just installed a set of the new Michelin Defender tires on my 2007 Impala LT 3.5. I get a vibration that seems ot be coming from the rear tires that I feel thru the driver seat ( if you put you hand


I had the same problem with my new Defenders. Turns out I had a bad batch of tires. Not only had vibration, it caused the car to pull. I had the tires tested for roundness, and three were out of round. Additionally, two of the tires were causing what is known as radial bias pull, which made the car seem like it was out of alignment. Three alignments, four rebalances and rotations later, and with still a lot of of resistance, they replaced all four tires as defective, and the problems ALL went away. You need new tires.

Apr 23, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Steering gets really sensitive at highway speeds. Hit a bump then car likes to shake left and right.


Sound like out of balance tire or a separated tire or bearing but, the two most common causes are the ones. I suggest visit some tire shop and would like to have the tires inspected and balanced.

Some customers may comment on shaking/vibration in the steering wheel, floor or seat while driving at highway speeds (typically between 60-72 mph (96-115 km/h)) on smooth roads.

These specific vehicles may be sensitive to various rotating mass assemblies, especially if they are considered to be out-of-balance.

In order to correct this:
1. Visually inspect the tires and the wheels. Inspect for evidence of the following conditions and correct as necessary.
- Missing balance weights
- Bent rim flange
- Irregular tire wear
- Incomplete bead seating
- Tire irregularities
- Mud/ice build-up in wheel
- Stones in the tire tread

2. Set the tire pressure to 30 psi (205 kpa) COLD.

3. If the road test indicates a shake/vibration still exists, check the imbalance of each tire/wheel assembly on a known, calibrated, off-car dynamic balancer. If any assembly calls for more than 1/4 ounce on either rim flange, remove all balance weights and rebalance to as close to zero as possible.

Important: Some GM dealers may have a Hunter GSP9700 Road Force Balancer. This will simplify Step 5 by not requiring dial indicators. If a Hunter GSP9700 machine is available, it may also be used to measure the radial force of the tire/wheel assembly. A guideline here is 18 lbs or less.

4. While on the balancer, measure wheel runout. If radial or lateral runout exceeds .020 in (0.50 mm) for aluminum wheels (.030 in (0.76 mm) for steel wheels), replace the wheel.

5. After confirming wheel balance and wheel runout, if any changes were made, road test the vehicle again.

6. If the smooth road shake/vibration still exists:
Important: The completed worksheet must be attached to the hard copy of the repair order.

Record Radial Force Variation readings if you have access to Hunter GSP9700 Wheel Balance equipment. Use the worksheet shown in this bulletin to record the readings.

If one or more of the tires have RFV readings in excess of 18 lbs, match mount the tires to get below 18 lbs. Readings of 12 lbs. or less are preferable for critical customer concerns.

If the RFV can not be reduced to an acceptable level, replace the affected tire with one obtained locally.

The screened tire program is no longer in effect for Bridgestone/Firestone, Goodyear and Michelin. Low speed screened tires are available from Continental General only, and only for the Buick LeSabre.

Road test the vehicle to ensure the shake/vibration has been resolved.

7. Replace both lower control arms on vehicles built prior to the VIN breakpoints shown. The new lower control arms may provide an incremental improvement to the vehicle ride. Customers who have become "tuned in" to the shake condition may still feel some shake in the vehicle after the new lower control arms are installed.
Refer to Lower Control Arm Replacement, (refer to the Parts Information table below for SI document ID numbers).

Important: THE CONTROL ARMS SHOULD ONLY BE INSTALLED ON VEHICLES IF, AFTER THE TIRE AND WHEEL DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIRS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED, THE VIBRATION CONDITION STILL EXISTS.

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What mods can I make to my car so it can drive luxury smooth and sound luxury quiet?


Check your front end for any loose parts. If so, get them fixed. And get you a set of michelin tires for that baby. Or get you some new tires. And have them balanced. Also, check your brakes and rotors. If there bad it could cause your car to make noises and or shake while braking. Hope this helps, James Booth.

May 17, 2011 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

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I have a 2007 MB C230 Sport with 21,000 miles loaded with options and in very good condition. The car is great except for the interior noise level. My F150 4WD truck is quiter than this car. You can really...


Hello,
I do agree with the person who mentioned
" Tire Noise". A few moments spent with a knowledgeable tire dealer will help
in your choice when it comes time for replacement,
Enjoy your Benz. A little homework will quiet it down real nice.
Wayne

Dec 25, 2010 | 2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sedan

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Question about new tires


If they are in deed good tires and correct size keep them. Only suggestion is to keep the two same brand/tread tires on the same axle front or back. Never mix tire sizes or tread on same axle. This could affect braking and traction on wet roads espically.

Sep 17, 2009 | 1999 Land Rover Discovery

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The very best tires for the Land Rover Discovery 2


Most everything automotive is a "trade-off" between absolute performance, wear rate, durability and ride. ie: solid engine mounts on an engine would last far longer and allow more "instant" horsepower to reach the driveline but would shake all the teeth out of your head. Same with tires. If you are looking for a tire that is quiet, rides well and lasts a long time, but still gives excellent grip in snow, the only one that crosses my mind is a tire made by NOKIA. What you are looking for is a tire with semi-agressive tread pattern, good cord count (more plies are better, but don't go overboard or they will ride very hard) Wear is controlled by the compound mix. There again, too hard of a compound rides harder and sometimes can result in sidewall cracking from flex. There are likely other tires out there which are similar or better than the nokias, but it will take some research to determine which is best for you. Additionally, it may take a bit of experimentation...some tires just seem to work better on certain vehicles than others (has a lot to do with actual weight distribution and suspension design of each individual car.)
Don't just buy the most expensive tire...I've seen many sub-brands outperform pirellis in different applications!
I'm not "the last word" on this, but if you ask ten people you are likely to get as many different answers! I have done tons of research though!!!
As for the hub nut tool, why not bring the incorrect one back to the dealer and tell them they got you the wrong one???
Good luck in your search!!

Mar 31, 2009 | 2004 Land Rover Discovery

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New tires


ya, and all the hills make it 10x worse. i'm from pittsburgh. it all depends on how much you want to spend. but make sure they are winter performance and not all season, they are better for snow and icey conditions.

good ($150-$200):
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3
Goodyear Ultra Grip SUV
Dunlop Grandtrek SJ5

best ($200-$300):
Michelin Latitude X-Ice
Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow
Toyo Open Country G-02 plus


Dec 28, 2008 | 2004 Lexus GX 470

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2002 land rover discovery vibration


could be the steering damper.... need more info like, steering vibration or the whole car shake?

Nov 25, 2008 | 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II

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