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Old 07-06-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
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wobble in front end during breaking

no matter how fast i am going, when i brake the front end seems to feel lopsided. i think it might be the wheels, because I had the brakes checked, but im wondering if anyone else has had this problem, because i dont want to buy a new set of wheels right now (just replaced the tires)
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:16 PM   #2
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Not sure what you mean by "lopsided," but things you should look at in addition to the brakes are rotors, alignment, balance, shocks, suspension bushings, and ball joints/control arms.
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:03 PM   #3
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maybe your front rotors are "distorted" (thats from u dudesky )

EDIT: sorry i should specify, you cant actually inspect the rotors and tell they are warped/distorted, the only way to really know is if you take them out and roll them you will see them wobble a little bit(and thats if they are really, really bad) and i doubt whoever checked your brakes went through that much labor of taking the rotors off
and since it only happens when braking, it wouldnt be your wheels
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:23 AM   #4
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I say the same thing. Your rotors might be warped. Do you also feel the pulsing feeling (your brake pedal pushing your foot) on the brake pedal?
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:08 AM   #5
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Possibly a warped rotor, since its only when braking, could be other parts though as mentioned above.
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:21 AM   #6
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My tierods caused my car to have a wobble, I had replaced my brakes, and my control arms, etc before that. Hopefully your tierods aren't frozen like mine were so you could probably just buy the tie rod ends.
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did you have your new tires balanced when they were installed?
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Any one get a minor feel of road grind during the drive? No squeak like brakes or hard metal to metal....it is inconsistent depending on road...still got a boss driver feel...just feels more grainy...tires are good too...will have it checked...at 64k miles...still a dream ride...
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