2005 Jaguar XKR XKR speed wobble

Tiny
MRBLOND
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  • 2005 JAGUAR XKR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 28,000 MILES
I have a 2005 XKR with 28,000 miles. Tires are new so we can assume the wheels are balanced. In any case I had the same issue with the old tires. At about 70mph and above the car will usually, but not always shake a bit. Not hard but slightly annoying. This happens with the top up or down. Been told by dealer it's a 'characteristic' of the car but would like to eliminate if possible.
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Monday, February 16th, 2009 AT 7:59 AM

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Tiny
RACEFAN966
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Ok first I would like you to check the driveline u-joints to see if any are loose at all. Then I would like you to check the front end for any movement by jacking up one wheel at a time (front) and see if there is any side to side movement or back and forth movement and so on. Get back to be and we will take it from there. No car should shake or wobble that is a characteristic that is simply saying I can find the problem so go away. If you need to have a shop do what I call a front end shake down go to a different shop and one that does front end work.
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Monday, February 16th, 2009 AT 10:43 AM
Tiny
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Thanks I will check it out and get back to you
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Monday, February 16th, 2009 AT 11:07 AM
Tiny
RACEFAN966
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Ok great let me know what you find and we will go from there.
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Monday, February 16th, 2009 AT 11:12 AM
Tiny
MRBLOND
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It finally got so annoying I took it to a wheel shop. In short these wheels are too large to get balanced properly on a regular machine and require road force balancing. That was step one. During the balance they discovered both front rims were out of round and fixed that. During the road test the technician thought something was up with the suspension, maybe the shocks are toast etc. Anyway the problem is 95% gone which left me with little confidence in my dealer. They either couldn't bother (as you suggested) or don't have the tools to figure it out. Unfortunately they're the only one around here.
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 8:32 PM

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