Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 10:56:23 -0500
From: Gordon DeFoe <>
Subject: Re: 2002 9-3 road vibration / jitter

I would have no trouble believing this, Dave. I just finshed a go-around getting snows on my newly-acquired'97 CSE. Found some decent looking rims at a local salvage yard and had a set of Hockey1's mounted, this at a "reputable" local tire shop. When I took it back complaining of vibration at highway speeds (funny how that dang car wants to go 80 MPH all the time...), I was told that one of the rims was a little out of round and that two were way out of round and needed to come off ASAP. To make a long story short, I got the car to a good Saab man, who was able to tell me that the rims were fine, but that two of the tires were 0.5 ounces out of balance and a third 0.75 ounces out. Guess what? Vibration is gone. If you are serious about the car, insist on a high speed balance by someone whose balancer is calibrated to 0.1 ounces. Gordon JMEL5 wrote: > If wheels are improperly balanced, it doesn't matter how many miles are on > them, they won't track right from mile one. > > I haven't heard anything about the vibration in the 9-3 at highway speeds, but > I'll search around, too and see what I can find out. > > JJ > > > > >Hi folks, > > > >I just test drove a 9-3 5spd today. Pretty nice car, but I noticed a > >distinct vibration in the steering at around 60mph. I've been doing > >some Google searches looking for similar stories. Several show up, but > >are often expired on the given server. > > > >Can anyone comment on this? The dealer said it's because they sometimes > >get cars with wheels that aren't properly balanced. I find that hard to > >believe. The car I drove had 21 miles on it. > > > >Thanks, > > > >Dave Topper > >

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