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My car is still shaking and I have new rims, so I know that it's not the rims. What could it be thought? The rotors? It shakes while driving normally and then shakes more while braking.
 

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Ball bearings maybe... Rotors frnt the steering wheel shakes, rotors rear the brake pedal shudders.
 

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I have heard of rotors that are off enough to cause vibration even with no braking. I would say that is the next place to look.

Did this happen all of a sudden or did it appear over time? Does the car pull to one side or the other? Was there work done to the car just before this started occuring? (I have forgotten to properly torque a spindle nut, causing a wheel bearing to fail)
 

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Your rims might not be hubcentric?


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The rims are hub centric, the car did shake a little with the old rims too. I did recently do my coilover installation but it didn't shake any different after I installed them. The brake pedal does not shake its just on the wheel and you can feel it throughout the car its self
 

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When was the last time you had your tires balanced? If you have had vibration since the life of the car, you may have alignment or suspension issues. You should be able to let go of the steering and the car shouldnt budge on a flat road with no steering vibration.
 

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Most Lickley tire balancing. The little sticky wights suck imo, is what it is. Take it to the shop you bought your tires from and have them check . Or check your self, pull each wheel and for a fresh residue. I would start with the fronts as your getting it under braking and accel.
 

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I don't think it's the balancing because they were brand new and I had them balanced an mounted from tire rack
 

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I don't think it's the balancing because they were brand new and I had them balanced an mounted from tire rack
Yea, I was going to say, brand new, highly unlikely, but I think they have a point: take it to a shop so you can be 100% sure that's not it (mistakes happen).
 

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I don't think it's the balancing because they were brand new and I had them balanced an mounted from tire rack
Have you tried rotating the tires? You might be able to get a better idea what is going on. Also, try to see if you can have your tires road force balanced.
 

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Have you tried rotating the tires? You might be able to get a better idea what is going on.
This is a great idea. You can eliminate the balance questions very quickly this way. Did you check those control arm bushings like I suggested? I have a 05' myself with 115,000. You'd be surprised....
 

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I havnt checked the bushings but I'll definitely do that
 

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OK, this will sound a little crazy, but it happened to me and it was an easy fix.

DO NOT use the Volvo 2 piece lugs with aftermarket wheels. Swap them out for a simple one piece lug you can find anywhere. I had a set of wheels that came with centering rings. I used the Volvo lugs and the car shook all over. Shaking in the steering wheel indicates front end, shaking in the seat of your pants indicates rear end; I had both. The cone seat on the volvo lugs is meant to move around and for some reason this works fine with the factory wheels. It DOES NOT work fine with the aftermarket wheels I have tried.
 

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I'm actually just using the lugs that came with my new rims
 

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I had this when i got my new wheels, they didnt balance the wheels with the hubcentric rings on so the balancing was off enough to shake.
 

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Ok so my car went into the shop and they couldn't figure out why it was shaking.. They said it could be the front axle but they said there's no way of seeing for sure unless you put the new axle and it stops shaking... So if I do get the axle and it shakes that was a waste of 1200$. In my opinion I think it's the wheel bearings from when I had my bent rim.. Any thoughts?
 

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I was going to suggest it being the CV joints. Since your on coilovers, you might be able to raise the car up as far as possible and see if it helps get rid of some of the vibration. That would lead one the think it is the CV joints in the axles.
If you do go with axles, buy the axles for the '07+ cars and from iPd or Tasca and have an indie shop install them.

Read this thread here.. The Volvo TSB is in post #22
http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?135453-Shaking-on-acceleration-after-spring-install
 

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Where could I get a cv joint from? An the acceleration is like 90% on acceleration
 

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so you think thats what it is? cause the shop wasnt even sure if thats what it was.. and he said "the only way you can find out if thats what it is is if you get new axles and see if it stops shaking." but i dont really want to spend the money if its not that.
 
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