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mikskillz 03-19-2010 06:33 PM

Front end questions
 
My friend has an 06 i think it is.

he has some 20's and some Nittos but the rims were from a ZJ so he needed spacers to get the right lug set up.

now when he brakes the truck shakes alot from the front end. i drove it the other day and to me it felt like bent rotors.

its also not as smooth as it could be during regular driving

is there some way to tighten up the front end? like a steering stabilizer would for a solid axle vehicle?

does he possibly need an alignment?

any thoughts?

robpp 03-19-2010 07:54 PM

Re: Front end questions
 
are the spacers hub centric. if not thas the issue......if thats the scase could try hub centric rings would need them on both sides if thats evern possible.

Scottina06 03-19-2010 09:35 PM

Re: Front end questions
 
he needs to get wheels in the wk lug pattern....to be honeest

But it sounds like what robpp said......needs hubcentric adapters

mikskillz 03-19-2010 09:47 PM

Re: Front end questions
 
ahh - makes sense

thanks guys

dmsfun 03-20-2010 12:33 PM

Re: Front end questions
 
X2 on hubcentric spacers; Also needs to make sure the offest of the rims is correct, or wheel bearings will wear out. Going to a 20" rim from 16, or 17's, the ride quality will not be a smooth, plus the added unsprung weight of those heavy wheels will have negative effects on accelleration, braking.

Nick.Nevada 03-22-2010 02:45 AM

Re: Front end questions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmsfun (Post 173053)
Also needs to make sure the offest of the rims is correct, or wheel bearings will wear out.

Excuse me, but It seems to old fairy tale :) I know many peoples which use wheel spacers and zero (and negative) offset rims. And I was discussed this issue with service guys before installing of wheelspacers on my WK. Wheel bearings mileage life with zero-offset rims or wheelspacers installed are shorter at 500 miles or about.


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