I got new tires a week ago 20k on the car and have put 200 miles on the car since then. Ever since I got the tires installed the car's brakes have lost responsiveness and the pedal feels stiffer than usual. Also, I have a slight wheel wobble at speeds higher than 60 mph and when I brake. The steering wheel feels like it has a lot of play in it (extremely ez to turn with slight directional change) but I think that is just because the tires have not been broken in it so the smooth coating on tire makes it ez to turn. My tire pressure is good all round but i cannot figure what is off about the rest of the car. The rear brakes have been changed at 12k already and the front indicator has not turned on so im thinking its not my brakes. The balancing feels about right but i have not checked to see if they torqued down the wheels correctly. The car never pulled before I changed tires so I do not think it is alignment either. Does anyone have ideas what is up with my car?
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I dont have many answers for your questions but the wobble around 60 sounds like your wheels need to b re balanced. Happened to me last time I changed my wheels. Just have them re balanced and it should go away.
Check the lug torque? That is my only guess.
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Try rebalancing them.
My Eagle F1's used to make my steering wheel shake like an earthquake when accelerating at highway speeds over 60mph. It kinda went away after a few thousand miles, maybe because of the tread wearing down? I'm not sure. The tires got much quieter too than when I first got them. Maybe it's because the tread is so agressive on these.
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I don't know what size wheel or tire you went with, but if it is a lowprofile tire you may want to get them roadforce balanced. Lowprofile tires can seem balanced on a tradtional machine but when on the car rolling on a surface they can seem different.
As for the brakes, well unless you went to a backwoods tire shop they would not have touched your brakes. So there really shouldn't be any difference, and if there is it likely is not to do with the brakes.
The out of balance tire cant cause the shaking under hard braking, or it could be a worped roter.
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Wait until 500 miles then have them rebalanced. As a rule of thumb, always perform an alignment whenever you get new tires.
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