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Wheel tire wobble appearance

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    A bud was riding behind me yesterday transporting my donor 350 and he said the rear passenger side tire looked like it was wobbling. Even on the interstate at 80, with a complete 350 in the back and a big as hoist I couldn't feel a thing from inside the truck.
    So I jacked it up last night and I know its not the hub bearings. Looks like the wheel is bent or the tire is sticking out more in some areas than others. These are brand new Bart 15x10's with brand new TSL-R 36's. Is this normal? They have the wheel weight 180 deg from the point where the tire sticks out further. So Im assumming this balanced it out where I cant feel it driving but seems like this is not correct and should do something about it. OR is this just common with TSL tires?

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    Bart's are notorious for not being "true". I have seen several new Bart's that didn't run true. I think their quality control process is lacking.



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    Anyway to have them "trued" up without spending more than I paid for them?

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    If they're brand new I think I would be getting a new wheel.

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    Im in the process of getting with Summit on that as we speak.

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    Ok, well Summit said they'd take them back with full refund. But they offer no other wheel with the config I need. 15x10 3.5 backspacing.


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    Check with National Tire and Wheel, they have the same type wheels made by Wheel Vintiques that are supposed to be higher quality than Bart's. The price on them is about the same as Bart's.

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    I checked there at national and the only thing I could find was the Eaton wheels and they have the $15 custom backspacing available. Was wondering how the Eaton wheels come out as far as being "true".

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    ttt

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  10. Thats the problem with alot of steel wheels. Just buy some MT classic 2's.
     
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    Did you even confirm what isn't true, the tire or wheel? Setup an indicator right next to the wheel, then spin the wheel. If the distance between the edge of the wheel and the indicator doesn't change, then the wheel is true.

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    Haven't had a chance past few days been busy. Hopefullt I can get round to it this week but with the damn days being so short! Its hard to find time to do anything

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    Ok, here's what the deal is. The problem is latteral run-out. Probably a belt shifted or something like that.
    Apparently this is covered under the manufactures warranty but I's have to send the tire back to National at my expense, then they in turn send it to Interco (alow for 6-12 weeks) then I get a new tire. Then I'd have to pay to have it mounted and balanced again. [​IMG]
    So WTF, so I do for 6-12 weeks with no tire I ask...... You'd need to buy another and we'd refund your credit card after we get word from Interco that it was a defect.
    Damn I knew I should bought BFG 35's locally. [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Yup. Some things are just too much hassle to buy via mail order. [​IMG]

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    good luck getting an interco that doest wobble all over the place BTDT took about 9 mos to get reimbursed
     
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    Yeah, I figured as much!

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    Don't say such things.... I just ordered my Barts last night[​IMG]. I guess I will let everyone know what happenes, wish me luck.
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    So far from what I've seen from this set is that they are fine. It appears to be the tires that are not up to par.
    Like I said in this or the other post on latteral run out, since I've swapped the bad one with the spare. This has gone away. So I'll just keep the wobbly spare for, hey a spare! [​IMG]

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