New rims and tires

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Jack Daniels, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Jack Daniels

    Jack Daniels Member

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    I just bought two new rims and tires for my pup. I think i know the answer to this question but thought i would ask anyway. The rims are a little loose around the axle as they dont fit as tight as the orignial rims. To me it seems like most of the weight is going to be on the lug nuts. So my quesiton is.... Is this acceptable and safe to run like this. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. freepopup

    freepopup New Member

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    I know on a car the lugs hold the wight but you do have a point I had to beat the daylights out of my tires to get them off. It is tight I don't know.but i cant see the reason.

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    That's not a problem. The studs carry all the weight. And, many auto applications don't fit tight on the hub, either.

    Make sure you have the lugs torqued properly and check them at about 10, 25 and 50 mile intervals on your first trip.


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