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Shane82 04-01-2012 11:47 AM

Steering wheel shakes over 50 MPH
 
I had 15" stock wheels on my truck. So I bought some 16's with a larger tire. I fits my lugs but not the hub. My steering wheel shook really bad above 50. So I had them balanced, and had some hub centric 1/8" spacers made. Wheel still shakes but not as bad and only 60 mph and up. I'm not happy with the steering wheel issue. Is there anything I can do to fix this. Suggestions? Tips tricks? Anybody? Thanks. Besides put the stock wheels back on.

GregLee98 04-01-2012 11:57 AM

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Shane82 04-01-2012 11:59 AM

sub'd?

OffroadToy 04-01-2012 12:12 PM

take it somewhere else to get the tires balanced.

19thHole 04-02-2012 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by OffroadToy (Post 4839294)
take it somewhere else to get the tires balanced.

Agreed, my home shop on my other car simply couldn't balance my tires and they had it for 2 hours! I took it somewhere else and they had it done and perfect in 15 minutes for 2 tires.

Janster 04-02-2012 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Shane82 (Post 4839196)
So I bought some 16's with a larger tire. I fits my lugs but not the hub.

What exactly does this mean?

Steves104x4 04-02-2012 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Janster (Post 4844476)
What exactly does this mean?

The center bore of the wheel is larger than the hub on the truck. This space must be taken up by a HUB-CENTRIC RING to make up the difference and allow the wheel to sit firmly on the hub. http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...Wy1-L_9K6sKomQhttp://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...K7A2Pjf8UgUer4http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...K7IUHHfS7OV1zH If you are not using the rings the vibration will loosen off your lug nuts and the wheels WILL eventually fall off.

Janster 04-02-2012 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Steves104x4 (Post 4844502)
The center bore of the wheel is larger than the hub on the truck. This space must be taken up by a HUB-CENTRIC RING to make up the difference and allow the wheel to sit firmly on the hub. http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...Wy1-L_9K6sKomQhttp://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...K7A2Pjf8UgUer4http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...K7IUHHfS7OV1zH If you are not using the rings the vibration will loosen off your lug nuts and the wheels WILL eventually fall off.

If this is the case, then he needs to fix this issue first & foremost before moving to any other troubleshooting....

DGXR 04-03-2012 08:06 AM

If the wheel fits the lug studs pattern, wouldn't that automatically center the wheel on the hub when it's torqued down? Those plastic spacers don't look like they will provide solid centering against the forces that go through the wheel and suspension on a vehicle this size.


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