Question About Cars

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  1. B_FruitFly

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    I bought new wheels today and they didn't have one of the parts, so i gotta go get the part(s), but i forgot what it was called. He said it prevented squeaking or shaking or something like that, can't remember. Anyone know whet they usually put on new wheels when they install them?
     
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    Phone the fucker back and ask him - how the fuck do you expect us to guess from that description?! And really - would you rather the advice from a bunch of ass-hats on a big cock website or would you rather PHONE THE FUCKING GUY AND ASK HIM TO TELL YOU AGAIN WHAT YOU NEED?
     
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    Having a bad day?
     
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    No, not at all.

    This is normal operational mode for me. :smile:

    How are you?

    EDIT: By the way - the only thing that springs to mind from your description is wheel bearings - but would they even fit new wheels without those parts? Seems odd to me. I feel I must be wrong.
     
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    Pretty good day today, actually :p
     
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    Surely you just need the wheels balanced.
     
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    they were balanced. Hopefully he still remembers me, so he knows what i am talking about when i ask him. :p
     
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    I believe the answer was commensurate with relation to the simplicity of the question. If you buy new wheels they are a pretty simple machine, they are just round. As they have no moving parts they would be machined round and should be a balanced item. When you add a tyre into the equation though you'll lose that perfect set up so hence the wheels would need to be balanced.

    From the symptom given, what other logical answer would you arrive at?
     
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    There called hub centric rings. Thanx for the input.

    Sat in bed until i could remember what they were lol
     
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    Centric rings,silly me,I thought they were called thingamajigs
     
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    thingamajigs, Centric rings. It's all in the name , right?

    You happen to work at Big-o-Tires?
     
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    Oh, yeah, I know what those are. Is he getting plastic or metal rings? I had some rings that were supposedly plastic with a Kevlar core (I never cut them open to be sure) and were supposed to withstand heat better. That way they wouldn't melt and deform like plain plastic rings were said to do.

    After I changed hubs, I got some aluminum rings. They worked fine, especially if I put some anti-seize on them where they met the hub. I'm trying to remember where I got them from -- maybe discounttiredirect.com , but I'm not sure.

    Ah, yup, I remembered right:
    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/brochure/accessories/tmpAccessoriesWheels.jsp

    They should have a database of wheel centerbore sizes and hubs. They'll also get you whichever size you need if you know the sizes and ask.
     
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    Yea, they are metal. Excalibur metal ring set. Only ran me 15 bones, so that was pretty nice.
     
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    WHOA!! Er...what was the question?
     
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