Discount Tire did mention they were slightly "cupped/feathered." Not sure if this indicates bad alignment.nissangirl74 wrote:When you replaced the tires, did you look at the wear pattern? Was it even? Sometimes the alignment can be off just enough to cause what you're experiencing but still track relatively decent. I'd try an alignment first before you dump a bunch of money into replacement parts. Also, get a close look at that U-joint. Ours failed in the Frontier with no spectacular noise. Granted, it had a lot more miles on it but it did the same thing. Good luck!
To my knowledge, Discount Tire only balanced them with the tire on (multiple times). However, I did rotate the wheels (F to R) which made no difference. I guess I could swap out each wheel with the spare to verify if the issue is in fact with the wheel.webster wrote:Did you check the wheels ?
I had similar issue….when I put Bridgestone snow tires and new wheels the problem is gone.
I was getting harmonics ( vibration at 120 kmh ).
I would take tires off and balance the wheels only ….you can do that.
any luck?Infiniti4infiniti wrote:I did try putting the 19's back on and it removed the problem. I'm going to try an alignment and replacing one
More wheel. I'll keep y'all posted. Than you so much for any and all ideas and
Input my Infiniti homies!!!
Have you had any luck fixing it, Tim?TimGinCentralNJ wrote:Granted, an older post but I'm experiencing this same problem on my '08 Journey AWD. On my 2nd set of tires but have yet to try swapping out my rims...mostly because I don't have access to another set. Dealer says they rarely get take offs, which leaves me taking a giant leap of faith in buying a used/new set of rims and hoping that resolves the issue. I do like the idea of rim-only balancing; almost makes me with I needed new rubber to justify this...then again, the vibration between speeds of 75-85 is literally driving me crazy.
if Nissan and Infiniti have the same tire machine I don't see why you cant go to Nissan and have them do it. It will probably cost the same (if not less) and it will save on 4+ hours of drivingex35 wrote:So I finally got around to getting a 4-wheel alignment. No change in shimmy/vibration. I guess next stop is another balancing, this time with the dealer's road force machine. It seems odd that discount tire, which has a road force machine which was used on my wheels, wouldn't be as good as the dealer but I'm willing to try anything to get rid of this damn vibration.
Both the Nissan dealer, which is close by, and the Infiniti dealer, which is 2 hours away, have the Hunter Roadforce Touch. Would Nissan be able to do as good a job as Infiniti? Ideally, is like to avoid the 2 hour drive, but if Nissan can't fix my issue, I will have to.
Infiniti4infiniti wrote:When they put the wheels back on they have to do it by hand also not putting weight on the wheels when re tourqing. I can't say enough about how the trim to the dealership to have them road force balance the wheels them selves. If you got your brakes done at a brake place more than likely they put they wheels back on with an impact wrench and with all the car's weight on vs. having the wheels barely kiss the ground to tighten the lugs. Believe me I was going as crazy as you if not more.
Infiniti4infiniti wrote:its the quality of your wheels then and the scrub radius. both a poor quality gravity cast wheel and going too far away from factory scrub radius i.e. more aggresive off set wheel. When I had Verde' 20x9 gravity cast wheels there were the ones discount tire could not balance after 16 attempts, 2 replacement tires and 2 replacement wheels and their best road force ballancer 3 three times. The infinity delership finally got it balanced but it stunk because I had to go to them for everything tire related. the 38 offset affected it too. I finally poinied up for low pressure cast JLW certified (for run out and accuracy specs,,,stock enkie wheels have that stamp right by the valve step indicating the certification. Those factors are huge. i have MRR 20x9.5 now with the same tires that were on the impossiable to balance shimming causing wheels. you get what you pay for on wheels is the hard lesson I learned....not the car's fault....BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAW I WAS AS FRUSTRATED IF NOT MORE SO THAN YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!