Last post on Aug 04, 2012 at 2:23 PM
You are in the Acura MDX
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Acura MDX, Steering, SUV
#55 of 60 Re: this worked for me[gregmdx] [07mdx1] [kd55] [07mdx1] [lb08730] [stma1]
Nov 29, 2010 (3:55 pm)
Can I ask where this small tire guy is in the event they are somewhere close to Wisconsin? I'm so fed up with my '08 MDX that i'm seriously considering getting rid of it. I just got new Michellin's and the vibration has become significantly worse compared to the Bridgestones that originally came with the car.
#56 of 60 road force balance
Jan 16, 2011 (1:14 pm)
I had vibration after 65m, it was usually bad for 4 to 5 minutes in the morning as soon as I hit the freeway and was okay after that. I had recently done a road force balance at acura of reno, I felt much better after that. The regular balancing at costco didn't help much. But I should really appreciate Chris at carson costco tire shop for being very friendly and listening to my concerns all the time.
Just do only the road force balancing if you can. They charged me around 50. I guess the rotation and balancing is around 90.
#57 of 60 Re: this worked for me[gregmdx] [07mdx1]
Jun 12, 2011 (7:33 am)
I've inquired about getting my 08 MDX hub balanced but the two places I asked both said it wasn't possible due to the fact that the car is all wheel drive. Do you know how they were able to do it? I've tried the road force balancer but it didn't help but perhaps I need to try another shop.
#58 of 60 Re: this worked for me[gregmdx] [07mdx1] [ebslaunwhite]
Jun 12, 2011 (10:07 am)
sorry, I don't know all about the balance process. I just rotated tires and they balanced them again in the same manner.( on hub). No vibrations.
I 'll call the shop this week and see what specifics they can provide. I will post a follow up reply.
i have heard of sports car folks buying their tires and then taking their car to the local alignment/ balance specialist to get them "dialed in"...which is what i have to do for future tires.
also, I recommend you look up an alignment/balance specialist in your area. This type of shop is not a typical tire store.
#59 of 60 Re: this worked for me[gregmdx] [07mdx1] [ebslaunwhite] [07mdx1]
Jun 13, 2011 (7:52 am)
i called my alignment guru....here's what he does on my 07 MDX
1. true tires...shaves them round..(i have the high end michelins and they still needed rounded...)
2. dynamic balance tire on rim.
3. MOST IMPORTANT...Hoffman Finish balancer...which computer/laser balances the tires on the car...he spins in up to 80 MPH on the car and the lasers and computers tell where to put the weight..
as far as the all wheel drive issue..not a factor..whom ever you asked doesn't know what he is talking about.
please note: i am not a mechanic and can not guarnatee this will fix your individual car..however, this is what fixed my vibrations in my MDX.
hope this helps in some way
#60 of 60 Re: this worked for me[gregmdx] [07mdx1] [kd55] [07mdx1] [lb08730] [stma1] [valueguy]
Aug 04, 2012 (2:23 pm)
I see that the posting hasn't changed much. I have a 2003 MDX... same issue. I've pretty much have given up on Ferman Acura because every time I go in they would ding me for $1400 worth of repairs that got me no where. The last was this one which I brought back to them so many times I've lost count. I had the wheels replaced, rotor replaced, wheels replaced again at my cost and I can't remember how many alignments and wheel balances with no success.
I have taken it in Tire plus for their honest approach but they seem to be having the same issue even after they balanced and took a look at the alignment....