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knethers 05-13-2012 11:04 AM

Factory Reproduction wheel problems/durability issues
 
I purchased a set of four 20 x 9 black SRT replicas from Factory Reproductions just under 3 years ago. Currently all four are out of round, or bent in some fashion. I do not drive like a maniac, nor do I do anything other than normal road driving. I am very perturbed to say the least, because there is substantial vibration at this point (even though the worse ones are on the back).

I am curious if anyone else has had this problem? And if anyone has explored options for fixing this problem? I am considering paying to have them fixed, putting the stocks back on, or trying to find some replacements.

DaMitsuMan 05-13-2012 11:08 AM

Re: Factory Reproduction wheel problems/durability issues
 
I thought there was a lifetime warranty on the structural integrity of the wheels...I am not 100% though.

robpp 05-13-2012 11:11 AM

Re: Factory Reproduction wheel problems/durability issues
 
and over all the years of using them i cannot remember ANYONE reporting the same/



so are they DAMAGED/BENT or this OOR condition just happened.

knethers 05-13-2012 11:19 AM

Re: Factory Reproduction wheel problems/durability issues
 
I am not an expert on the terminology here, but I watched as the guys at the wheel repair shot examined them. As the wheels turned there was substantial wobbling, worse on some wheels that on others. The mechanics were very surprised that they were all still holding air. When I drive around 40 mph or less there is a loud "womp-womp-womp" sound, and when I drive on the highway ~70mph my steering wheel vibrates along with the whole car. The mechanics just said that the wheels were "out of round".

I'm hesitant to spend money fixing them if its just going to happen to them again.

06RC22 05-13-2012 11:40 AM

Re: Factory Reproduction wheel problems/durability issues
 
My first phone call would be to Doug at FR...

DaMitsuMan 05-13-2012 02:04 PM

Re: Factory Reproduction wheel problems/durability issues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 06RC22 (Post 628904)
My first phone call would be to Doug at FR...

Absolutely my first thought.

SvenskaJeepGuy 05-13-2012 02:21 PM

Re: Factory Reproduction wheel problems/durability issues
 
i would find a shop with one of these bad boys

http://www.gsp9700.com/


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