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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    - Hello , the rims seem worn, this is certainly due to previous use without being properly tightened.

    - I am looking for new MWS wire wheels 5 1/2" x 15" (XW45C/2-TL)
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    May be a coincidence but on finding I had too much toe in I swapped front for rear wheels and adjusted toe in to between zero & 1/16 and bingo the shakes have drastically improved. I have a therory that one explanation is rear brake drums are partly to blame and are so close to the centre a slightly out of balance wheel/tyre will increase this imbalance and it may be improved by trying different positions on the splined hub this is obviously a rather tiresome (excuse the pun) exercise but I have marked mine now it is running sweet. Be interesting to see the difference when I rotate wheels again.

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Good show total resolution may also require balancing the rear brake drums.
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Yes good suggestion I did replace my drums last year and was assured by the UK supplier they were balanced ??? Having trouble finding a local firm who could check them. Was thinking of experimenting with my old drums on a wheel balancer, the welder and a drill bit !

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    I suggest you add weight with epoxy before you go welding and drilling. Epoxied weights may actually last longer than us.

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Good idea probably go that route

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    My news MWS Rims soon in my car, I am waiting for balancing cones (from smoothride)
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Quote Originally Posted by thibault View Post
    My news MWS Rims soon in my car, I am waiting for balancing cones (from smoothride)
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    Yep, "Motor Works System" Brand (I believe that's what MWS stands for, if I remember correctly). I have them. I like the additional stiffening of each spoke at the hub. Excellent choice in my opinion!

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Motor Wheel Service - MWS

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Will you get your rear drums balanced ? I would like to get mine done but cannot find anyone locally who could do it.

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

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    Hmm, thought I was close. Thanks for that clarification!

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