Last post on Jun 22, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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Pontiac Bonneville, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#3 of 7 Re: tire-wheel balance problem [jim237]
Jul 21, 2008 (4:54 pm)
I have a 2002 Bonneville SSEI with 17 inch chromes (factory) and have always had wheel balance problems. I have the wheels road force balanced frequently, and that clears up the problem, but after a few thousand miles it is right back again. The suspension is quite sensitive, and force balancing is the only solution. I agree that the Michelins are the best running tire on this car. I tried a set of Kuhmo's but they were just too harsh and vibrated. The factory Goodyears did too.
#4 of 7 Re: tire-wheel balance problem [kts0347]
Jul 21, 2008 (5:02 pm)
Have you tried marking the rims and tires with an adjacent dot of something to see if the tires are moving around the rim?
#5 of 7 Re: tire-wheel balance problem [imidazol97]
Aug 26, 2008 (5:29 pm)
Yes, the tire store got so fed up with seeing me come back for repeated road-force balancing, that they marked the rims as you said. Tires were not rotating on the rims. Either the car is very sensitive to road force, or my butt is, one of the two is a certainty. After 90K miles, I have basically become immune to it.
#7 of 7 P zeros are Junk
Jun 22, 2010 (6:45 pm)
I had bad vibration problems after getting a set of P Zeros for my 2003 SSEI. No problems before the new tires. Had them rebalanced and still had vibrations that were cyclical in nature, ie coming and going at a constant speed. Tire rack replaced two tires and paid for another rebalancing. However problem returned. I finally had enough of the lousey ride and bought a new set of General Altimax HP. Car now rides better than new.