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Old 08-13-2013, 05:52 AM   #15
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I actually had the spare tire mounted onto the original front rim, and am using the original front tire as a spare. I was told the original tire was still good for use as spare. This seemed to solve the problem, so it would seem the problem is the tire, not the rim? Would you think I still need to have the rim tested for trueness? Thanks.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:22 AM   #16
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Sounds like the rim is true then. At this point I would not worry about it. In the future I would highly recommend finding a tire store that has a road force machine. This machine centers the rim (when the tech knows what he is doing) through a tech procedure prior to spinning ensuring a proper balance. It can also check runout and can match the tire to the rim by proper indexing. It can also provide a print out for reference.
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Thanks, I'll do that.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:13 PM   #18
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:38 AM   #19
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A little tire education for you.

Contrary to popular belief tires and wheels aren’t perfectly round. The wheel has a high spot and a low spot as does the tire. When the high spot of the tire is aligned to the high spot on the rim the tire will require a great deal more weight to balance it and it may cause the wheel to vibrate at speeds. Many people assume that if the wheel is shaking the alignment is off but it isn’t. Alignment problems are usually when the vehicle pulls constantly to one direction. If you let go of the wheel and the vehicle pulls to the right or left you may have an alignment problem.

To fix the high to high spot mounting is simple you “Match mount” the tire. They will have to deflate it and break the seal with the rim and rotate the tire 180 degrees remount it and rebalance it. The results should be a great deal less weight on the rim a smoother ride and a longer tire life.
On rare occasions you may have a suspension problem that can cause the wheels to shake. You can take it to the dealership and have them check your tie-rods and control arms. Hope this helps.
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I would like to know your source for the high spot or low spot information.
I know it as a heavy area or light area.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:35 AM   #21
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I worked for American Racing Equipment for a number of years. American Racing Equipment makes wheels and I had to be certified on nearly every tire brand out there. This was stressed at every tire certification I ever took about matching the low spot of the tire to the high spot of the wheel.
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