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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-20-2009, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Problem with alignment after installing new wheels

I'm new to the cobalt scene and modifiying cars in general and I just had a question for you guys. I just put 18" rims and tires on my 08 cobalt LS, and noticed that the wheel pulls to right and to the left sometimes when I brake, Is this a problem? It was also raining at the time. They went on smoothly and there didnt seem to be any rubbing or any problems at all. (until this).

Got any advice? The rims were balanced as well.
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well i'd take it back to the shop that installed them and explain this to them. It really doesn't sound like they were installed properly



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these are them, the problem with that is that I bought em used off of kajiji

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does it shake hardcore when you hit the brakes too?


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No no, it just pulls a little in whatever direction im majorly facing.
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I also just got a TPMS tire pressure monitoring system light go off on the display, I wonder if this is just because of the low profile tires.
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I also just got a TPMS tire pressure monitoring system light go off on the display, I wonder if this is just because of the low profile tires.
Hmmm... idk, my car just shakes really bad, i know how to fix it, i just havent yet, lol


and the TPMS light is on b/c you now have no sensors b/c they're located in your factory valve stems i think...so your car thinks theres something wrong w/ the TPMS & that it needs servicing... either buy more sensors or you might b able to move the factory ones to the new rims... that light is on for me too, i just ignore it b/c i know what's goin on, lol


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ah, see that was along the lines of what I was thinking after reading a bit of the manual, I just didnt know where the bugger little sensors were hidden. Your rotors are warped i think? Not 100% sure but I've heard that can cause excessive shaking when you brake.
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Warped rotors will not cause a car to turn.

What i believe you are experiencing is bump steer. Its a normal thing for when you get wider tires.
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the rotors comment was for lobalt's shaking when braking ;)

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