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Question about wheel alignment

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by lonewulf001, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Feb 23, 2009 at 5:52 AM
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    Okay, I have 17" DC-1s on Crusher 265/70s with a leveling kit. When the rims and tires were installed I had to remove my front mudflaps and get a leveling kit. After the leveling kit was installed I had no rubbing or trimming at all. After a wheel alignment at NTB I was getting rubbing on the left side. The mechanic stated that my left side was frozen and he couldn't move it much. I have an 06 how could it be frozen? Have any of you had trouble with wheel alignments?:confused: The final solution was for him to compromise my alignment to stop the rubbing and now my truck pulls to the right.

    Oh, NTB (National Tire and Battery) also scratched my rims all to hell and they had to buy me two new ones......so I really wouldn't recommend them! They also lost half my bolts and washers that go outside the rim!
     
  2. Feb 23, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    Seems like a crap business they are running maybe try a different place for a second opinion. Discount tire did the same scratched my rim bad and they ended up buying me a new rim. But good business they have helped me out alot.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    Are any of you guys out there with leveling kits (no lifts) experiencing rubbing? I mean my combo should work and I had to cut off some plastic in the front to allow for the tire. But, it should not be trimming the front plactic or my wheel well right?
     
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    Really there shouldnt be trimming but havent heard of the tire you got and could be the tire, whats the back spacing on the rim.
     
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    Looks good to me wierd so now that you did the trimming do you still rub?
     
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    No I don't rub after cutting off 2" of plastic, but after the alignment I was rubbing on the painted front left fender. They did the alignment again and I don't rub, but the truck pulls to the right so I know its off.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    Damn man sucks you got me then.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    Yeah, I'm lost now. I guess I could get the alignment done again by a Toyota Dealership.
     
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    Does anyone know if the DC-1s require centering rings? I was they do not and the fitment guide states that also.
     
  12. Feb 23, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    hmmm.i had mine done at ntb and they did a fine job,even had to adjust my light racing upper control arms.well the guy that did it HAD a 06 lifted until the divorce.anyway do u have any vibes coming from that side.dont know if your wheels r hub centric or lug centric do ya.dont understand the FROZEN part,hell anything that is frozen should be cured by a bfh and heat ya no.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:23 AM
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    Frozen as in rusted and can't be moved......my rims don't require centric rings.
     
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