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Ok, this has happeed 3 times now, so I feel justified in positing it.
After spirited driving over rough surfaces in gears 3-5, the car starts to vibrate substantially, like a struck tuning fork. Sound is audible.
It's like riding on those speed regulators on the highway, even thought when I'm only a relative smooth interstate.
Shift to 6 and the vibration goes away.
Thoughts?
 

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Re: Worrisome Vibration (R2-32)

Yea, I have a thought...
YIKES!

My car vibrates too but I know what its from. I hit several nasty potholes recently that has bubbled my tire and dented my rim, and my car would more make a rubbing noise and slight vibration from this only during hard left cornering - thus putting wieght on the front right tire which was the one with issues.
 

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Re: Worrisome Vibration (kevin808)

Thanks. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Makes some sense b/c I've hit my share of p-holes. My vibration is very intermittent, though. It sounds like yours happens under specifified circumstances.
 

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Re: Worrisome Vibration (R2-32)

Sounds silly, but check your oil.
With my old GTI vr6 whenever it was a tad low on oil, it'd run a little rough and I would feel a vibration at idle or under acceleration, except in 5th gear (overdrive).
The other day my R started to exhibit those same symptoms and sure enough, was about a quart low on oil.
Sounds stupid, but worth checking depending on the kind of vibration you're feeling. Almost feels like a tire out of balance ..
 

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Re: Worrisome Vibration (jackr)

Yep. Slightly low on oil. Topped off and will monitor. Also, slightly bent rim.
thanks guys. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Worrisome Vibration (R2-32)

Doesn't that suck man? I hate having a bent rim! Under hard driving I'm always aware of it, and I just want to be able to drive hard without worrying about it.
 

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Re: Worrisome Vibration (kevin808)

Yeah. Total buzz kill. But the car looks a little funny with 17s--IMHO.
 
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