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Vibration - some possible causes

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I don't know if it's just me, but for some reason today I thought my car's steering wheel was vibrating more than normal. I would not really feel it in the car, just the steering wheel and a little bit on the pedals.

Is it normal to feel any vibration in the steering around 60mph? Or should it be completely smooth?

It snowed in the morning, so I thought maybe some snow got in the wheel well or tire, but the roads have been clear and I still got some vibration around 60mph, and sometimes at around 30mph too.

I know my rear flex disk is a little bit cracked, could that possibly cause some vibration? It's very minor. I also got motor and transmission mounts in recently, possibly they were not put in 100% tightly?

Any ideas would be welcome, I know vibrations are a common question and hard to diagnose!
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It's possible the wheels are not balanced fully. The vibration is as of now extremely small - in fact it may even be close to normal but for some reason I had not noticed it before.

When I drive close to a wall or divider, or even another car, I can hear what sounds like ticking (maybe the valves?) or some type of noise like that - is that normal?
Actually, on the front drivers side, where I think the noise is coming from, I think I did slightly hit a curb. The tire has a small tear in it, air does not leak out but it's a gash on the tire near the rim.

The rims are OEM.
I had the wheels balanced today, but the vibration is still there. I think it may be the driveshaft flex disks, since my rear one has a slight crack. It's a very small vibration, too.
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