Is it easy to check if a wheel has been buckled ?
Not on the Drag R....on my Golf GTI.
I've had a weird noise/vibration for a while....I checked over, fitted new front wheel bearings, wishbones, bushes etc as they were worn but it made no real difference.
The tires are crappy cheap ones (called SUNNY's, LOL...came on the car when I bought it not long ago!) and I've meant to change them but just not got round to it as it's only my drive to work car.
Anyway I've borrowed a friends wheel/tires off her golf to see if the problem went away and suprise, suprise it did so the issue is defo wheels/tires!
I'm going to buy new tires but wanted to just put my mind at rest that I wouldn't fork out for 4x18" tires and then find out a wheel is buckled or something and that's what's causing the noise/vibration/wobble.
Don't think it's balancing (which would be sorted when new tires go on anyway) as it does it at all speeds...even just crawling along and it's more then a steering wheel wobble, you can feel the vibration through the pedals/seat as well.
18/03/1978 - 17/10/2009