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Just been reading about your S class vibration problems. I have a 2004 S350 with similar problems. I've tried various tyre options, had them force match balanced, recently had the wheels balanced on the car and just about everything else. Did you manage to get to the bottom of the problem with yours. I am thinking of mounts or propshaft centre bearing and mounting.
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Engine mounts, transmission mounts, and flex discs. Have them checked.

Have you checked the motor & trans mounts ?

Or perhaps it's the power stearing pump ?

It could be a number of things !

Process of elimination.

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A couple fo questions since you indicated the vibrations occurs at 60mph, Is this with the stock wheels or aftermarket ones? Vibrations at 55mph to 60mph may indicate that the front tire/wheels are not round.
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HUB-CENTRIC RINGS
I had a vibration from my car from 60-80mph.
They were 10 bucks at les schawb or any tire store.
They molded my rims to my cars hub.
I was amazed and its only 10 bucks compared to what youve spent on every other attempt to fix the problem.
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HUB-CENTRIC RINGS
I had a vibration from my car from 60-80mph.
They were 10 bucks at les schawb or any tire store.
They molded my rims to my cars hub.
I was amazed and its only 10 bucks compared to what youve spent on every other attempt to fix the problem.
Cured my Vibration, the hub on the W220 measurement is 66.56mm, you will need to measure the hole in your wheels...This will make your the wheels sit on center of the hub.
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Nothing has changed in 12 years. My 2013 X166 350 diesel does the same thing. New set of tires and Hunter balance and the vibration is still there.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Somethings I have learnt about vibs at 60-80 mph with my aftermarket wider AMG rims.....After motor mounts, transmission mount, rechecks of rim out of round fixed, multi tire choices and re balancing, a rebuilt driveshaft - re balanced, new parts and new flex joints etc......what really made a difference more than anything to cure it was wrapping the concentric lip on each wheel hub with ONE wrap of PVC electrical tape. My wheel rim supplier told me that race cars use this trick when they have vibs on their concentric rims. Apparently, above 60 mph G-forces are high enough to create a vib between 60-80 mph IF the concentric rings are slightly out of tolerance.
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Hi @jnash ,

An old thread, but I'm glad you did post up

So you mean where the centre bore of the Wheel meets the Hub yes ?

I've only done 5 miles odd on brand new Tyres and Re furbished AMG Staggered Wheels, but I swear I had a very slight Harmonic at 60 -70 that definitely wasn't there .................

Wheels were dead true in Balancer, it's too early days yet, but if they don't settle after I've done 100 miles or so then I'll give that a go

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Easy way to balance prop shaft or drive shaft . Do this if you dont want to remove it for balancing .. Jack the car up .Then link a pair of jubilee clip together end to end and fit them around the prop shaft. Mark both shaft and clips , now its trial and error time . Give the car a spin out if no change open the clip and move around clock wise to another location on the shaft ,re mark the shaft as you know where it has been. Only move it a 1/4 inch at a time .Good luck .Only do this if all other help did not fix your problem Reason for this most times is that the prop shaft is removed for work on one part or another without marking the parts up so they go back in the same place as they are removed from , this will leave the shaft out of balance .
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