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Old July 15th, 2009, 11:52 PM
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New Wolf/NATO wheels not true?

Ordered one wolf wheel from a long established major LR parts supplier. Took the wheel to my local tire to have mounted, but before mounting I had the wheel tested first to see if it was true. It had a wobble 1/4" out and in. It was mounted on the machine thru the center hole, but I got the same result mounting it on the truck resting on jack stands and in gear. The supplier was kind enough to send a replacement wheel but I got the same wobble (mount on truck no tire in gear) with the replacement wheel. Is this common? Am I being too picky?
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Old July 16th, 2009, 12:53 PM
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lug centric v hub centric?
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Old July 16th, 2009, 01:25 PM
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Does it run true on the truck? You can check run out easy enough if you just mount the wheel to the vehicle.
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Ordered one wolf wheel from a long established major LR parts supplier. Took the wheel to my local tire to have mounted, but before mounting I had the wheel tested first to see if it was true. It had a wobble 1/4" out and in. It was mounted on the machine thru the center hole, but I got the same result mounting it on the truck resting on jack stands and in gear. The supplier was kind enough to send a replacement wheel but I got the same wobble (mount on truck no tire in gear) with the replacement wheel. Is this common? Am I being too picky?
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. Is this common? Am I being too picky?
Yes it is common. Most Rover steel rims are not 100% true.
Depending on tire and size sometimes it will input a vibration, sometimes it won't.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 05:44 PM
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It's a rover part. Being out only a quarter inch is a miracle.

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Old July 17th, 2009, 02:15 AM
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lug centric v hub centric?
Mounted it both ways with no tire and got the same result.
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And it is supposed to be military equipment ...
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And it is supposed to be military equipment ...
They got it right then.
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I've been taking them (Wolf wheels) to a wheel shop and getting them straightened.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 11:36 PM
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What does that cost? How is it done?
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It's a machine similar to a tyre machine that locks the wheel in place and has hydraulics to manipulate the wheel. It is $10-15 ea to do steel wheels.

They couldn't straighten the center on one of my Stazworks beadlocks though
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