I have at least 15 pages of warranty work, including upper control arms, drive shaft, rear end work, steering damper. It was looked at by at least three different dealers in Chicago and in Florida. The fact of the matter it was a known product issue, and if you subscribe to at least the five forums I frequent I am not the only one who has discussed it. It is as and as good as it has ever been since 94. I am very familiar with the hunter "road force balancer" and had good results with balancing on the car with a strobe. There are not too many MB dealers that do the "fine line" balance any more. The daler in Florida removed the wheels from another vehicle and it was still there. I always purchased michelin MXV4s, the car shipped with Pirelli and those were replaced because they "flat spotted" and were replaced with a lower speed rating and sticker put in the owners manual and dash. If you look at the "95 intro to service manual" the car was lowered overall and some suspension components were changed. I have a very good friends at the MB dealersip down here both the shop forman and the senior service writer "its the car" sometimes we get it right if we fool with it long enugh. I am in one of those lull moments at present!posix - 3/9/2005 3:22 PM
Somehow I cannot swallow a vibration at 45 being "normal" or there even being a "vibration issue". How about you do that full wheel-balance again? You'd be surprised at how much wheel balancing people leave on there. Or perhaps a badly curbed alloy? Those can be difficult to balance and tire people usually give up on them as soon as they hit 30-40g difference between sides.