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Old 07-31-2013, 01:20 PM
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Well I thought I would come here since my dealer/tire places are giving me the run around. I have a 2012 ST Express 4x4 with the Lil Red Express package, which came with American Racing 20x9 rims and other things that don't matter to this subject. Truck and rims/tires have 3,000 miles. Since I took it home, there is a noticeable shake at 60-70 MPH. I have now had the rims balanced by 3 different places-dealer, NTB, and goodyear. Dealer says they are faulty tires, Goodyear says it's not the tires, it's the aftermarket rims which don't center on the HUB's properly-they claim they center on the studs???? Round and round I go! Any advice or diagnosis from anyone here who might have encountered the same thing? I love the truck but I am at my wits end. Thank you for listening.
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Have a dealer to make sure on the hub on the rim, I had new rims on my wifes brand new Maxima once, balanced like 3-4 times, come to find out it was one rim.
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Get the proper hub adapters to have the wheels center on the hubs rather than the studs. If they are centering on the studs that wobble at highway speed is very typical.
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I knew I could find the info here! Adapters ordered! Thanks again..BTW, DEALERS ARE IDIOTS!
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I agree. What you want is called hub centric rings or hub centric adaptors. THis will be the easiest thing to try. Almost all aftermarket wheels are lug centric instead of hub centric, meaning they are centered using tapered lugnuts. 99.9% of the time, this never causes a problem.
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