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Old 03-08-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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Anyone with MT Classic rims

I recently put a new set of MT classic rims on, but the center cap has this rubber ring that goes on making it not flush with the inside of the rim. At low speeds, it feels like the rear is wobbeling (like the lug nuts are loose) and then at higher speeds it shakes a little. I had the tires (which have about 400 miles on them) balanced for the second time and it still does it. Any help or solutions??

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Old 03-08-2008, 04:44 PM   #2
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I think mrbigjeep has them. He might pop in and answer ya. But I've never heard of a center cap making anything wobble. Did you buy the wheels used? Sure one isn't bent?

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rims are brand new. The center caps go through the back of the rim, but the cap sticks out about 1/8" from the rim. So when the rims sits against the hub, the cap is not flush. Tomorrow when I take them off, I'll take a pic to show what I'm trying to say. When they balanced them, they said it was perfect.
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Might not have the rims tightened down all the way. Take the caps off and take it for a drive.

Are the caps metal or plastic? If metal, try it without the o-ring thing.
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Thats what I thinking. Take the ring off and see if it sits flush. The cap is plastic I believe.
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My Eagle caps are plastic... and I think you can get some cheap metals at a local tire shop if ya want.
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:26 PM   #7
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I have the MT's
Take that rubber ring off and they will sit flat.I know because I went through this when I got mine. The tire shop took them all off but the one on the spare. So when I rotated the tires I had a rattle that drove me nuts.
Trust me on this next part. Put some kind of anti-sieze on the rim where that insert sits. If you dont after a couple months of fun in the snow and salt. You will never get it off again without doing serious damage to it.
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I think you answered my question. Thanks for the info Scoob.

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