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Old 05-10-2013, 02:18 PM
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I have an '06 1500 with the factory 20" wheel option. When I recently replaced the front pads and rotors I noticed that when I put the wheels back on and tightened the lugnuts through the full travel of the nut, the wheels were a little loose. I called NAPA thinking that I got the wrong rotors and they told me to pump the pedal. Obviously when you do that, the pads grab the rotor and everything then seems tight. That doesn't seem right to me though as I wouldn't think the pads need to stay tight on the rotor. Seems like tightening the lugnuts should get everything tight. Sometimes when I brake hard at highway speeds, I get a good shimmy. Bottom line question - do you guys think I need a spacer so I don't run out of travel in the lugnuts? Thanks.
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something isn't right... you shouldn't have to get a spacer...it should all go back just a normal as it was before. I'd take the rotors back and swap them I guess. They should let you
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i would agree with gonefishin....

that is not right, possibly cross reference the part #'s of the pads you bought with part#s from the dealership. or buy them from the dealer even though it may cost a few bucks more. sounds like your saving quite a bit b y doing the install yourself anyhow.
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Sounds like your rotor isn't centering right or is the wrong one.
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