Thread: Bad Rims?
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:47 PM
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Exclamation Bad Rims?

I just purchased a pre-owned '10 Ram Laramie that had some 22" Gitano rims on it. It had a bit of wiggle in it, so I took it Discount Tire to get those big wheels balanced. They informed me that Ramtrucks have "flared" lugs that prevent these aftermarket rims (with a completely flat mounting surface) to fit snugly or firmly against the hub, which is what was causing the vibration. Thus, creating a safety issue - they wouldn't even balance the rims.

So, should I try to fight the fight with the dealer and see if they will replace the faulty rims with OEM Ram wheels, or is there an off-the-shelf solution to this problem? Has anyone else heard of this? I've scoured the net with Google and can't really find anything relating to this specific issue.
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