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ChrisWk 06-05-2011 05:15 PM

New SRT Reps Out of Round Problem?
 
I got my reps in last week So happy to see them been waiting patienly for 2 1/2 months to get off the china ship. Well I got them at the OE Wheels LLc, I had them installed by discount tire company great place to go. The install guy tells me the rims are taking alot of weight to balance and that they look out of round making a hoping in and out when turning on the balacing machine. So they balcance to ok on the machine put them on my jeep go home and the streeing wheels is shaking crazy at hwy speeds. Took them back they put the bad ones on the back jeep still shakes. So I called OE Wheels I told them of the problem and about the rims being out of round. So they want me to have discount tire take the rims off the tires and have them run some numbers for them to see if it the rims are out of round, If they are out of round they are sending me new rims out. So people who got the last batch of Reps wheels have you had any problems. Also, did you put new tires on or use old tires you had from your jeep.

Chris

SvenskaJeepGuy 06-05-2011 05:30 PM

Re: New SRT Reps Out of Round Problem?
 
you mean china doesnt have good quality control? lol that sucks about the wheels and it sucks even more that oewheels isnt replacing them no questions asked

robpp 06-05-2011 05:44 PM

Re: New SRT Reps Out of Round Problem?
 
any cast wheel will have some variance/

they are trying to determine HOW OUT OF ROUND IS IT

White WK Swagga 06-05-2011 06:25 PM

Re: New SRT Reps Out of Round Problem?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 425599)
any cast wheel will have some variance/

they are trying to determine HOW OUT OF ROUND IS IT

X2

burkey222 06-05-2011 06:46 PM

Re: New SRT Reps Out of Round Problem?
 
That sucks man. Sorry to hear it.

ChrisWk 06-05-2011 07:00 PM

Re: New SRT Reps Out of Round Problem?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 425599)
any cast wheel will have some variance/

they are trying to determine HOW OUT OF ROUND IS IT

You are correct. Once that is determined they will send me new wheels, Which I am going to ask that they check before they send them too me. OE wheels have been nice about it, The whole thing is the pain the ass to get the wheels right. I was hoping install and go. I guess I got a bad batch which sucks because of the long wait time for them.

Scottina06 06-05-2011 08:47 PM

Re: New SRT Reps Out of Round Problem?
 
this may be the first set I have heard of thats been out of round....not that it means anything. These are high quality wheels whether they are made in China or NY City.

ChrisWk 06-08-2011 08:06 PM

Re: New SRT Reps Out of Round Problem?
 
Well, I do have one out of round SRT Rep wheel. The other ones are with in the correct numbers. The bad part is Ive got to pay for shipping the new wheel to me. Oe wheels will not pay for it since I installed tires and drove on them that part sucks, I hope this will fix the problem, I was the first one to have a out of round srt rep wheel. I wish I could get discount tire to pay, but that well never happen unless we got a rep on the site. The oe wheel guy told me if discount tire would have did what I said about checking all the wheels before putting on tires. This would have been all free and I would not be out shipping and 25 bucks for checking out of round rims. The price to checking the rims was going to be more but I told them to check the rims first. So the moral the story is tire installers are sometime to lazy to do what the customer ask. I hope to have pictures of my new look WK up soon. Here are the numbers.

Lateral Radial
LR .002-.005 .009-.032
RR .002-.000 .010_.023

SvenskaJeepGuy 06-08-2011 08:18 PM

Re: New SRT Reps Out of Round Problem?
 
sucks that oewheels wont stand behind their product 100%

ChrisWk 06-08-2011 08:45 PM

Re: New SRT Reps Out of Round Problem?
 
Well,
I ask them about standing behind there product but they got burned to many times with customers lying about bend rims not driving on them and not returning the rims to them, So honest guys like me get burned because of the assholes. With all this exact cost I am about what factory rep company was going to change me.

ChrisWk 06-16-2011 11:33 PM

Re: New SRT Reps Out of Round Problem?
 
Still out of balanced I got the new wheel still not balanced. I am taking it to a shop that has a balancing machine with lasars to see if the tires were put on wrong mearsures if the tires are mounted in the right spot high and low. This what I wanted discount tire to do but they did not have the machine or did not want to spend the time to do it. Question for all SRT rep people did you put on new tires, I did not I had 18k on the ones I put the reps on. That may be my problem I will see.

Scottina06 06-16-2011 11:35 PM

Re: New SRT Reps Out of Round Problem?
 
I switched my runflats to the replicas when i first got them....balanced perfect. I know have nitto 420s tires...balanced perfect with 0 problems and hardly any wheel weights


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