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tbk125 02-23-2011 10:49 AM

firestone auto care wont put my wheels on my truck
 
i have a 02 sahara and i ordered cragar 342 16x8-5x4.5 wheels and 32-10.5-16 tires to match firestone mounted and balanced the tire for me but wont install the wheels on my truck for some reason about the hub which he explained terribly anyone able to tell me what the problem might be here?

UnlimitedLJ04 02-23-2011 11:03 AM

we're gonna need a lot more information.

you said you have a problem with the hub...which hub? whats the problem?

when's the last time the unit bearings were replace? u-joints in front? what rear axle do you have? do you have wheel spacers? ball joints worn? steering components worn?

cubalz 02-23-2011 11:11 AM

I am betting that the problem is that the Cragars are not hub centric rims, they rely on the nuts to center and hold them. (less optimal way) In this day of excess litigation, this crap happens.

Rubicon2 02-23-2011 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cubalz (Post 1076171)
I am betting that the problem is that the Cragars are not hub centric rims, they rely on the nuts to center and hold them. (less optimal way) In this day of excess litigation, this crap happens.

That was my thought as well that they are most likely not hub centric.

rbloodhound 02-23-2011 11:39 AM

If they are mounted install them yourself.

UnlimitedLJ04 02-23-2011 11:45 AM

TJ's are both lug centric and hub centric from the factory...so it doesn't matter as long as the wheels are still lug centric...the tire tech should know this...

Russ13 02-23-2011 11:52 AM

legal crap

Rubicon2 02-23-2011 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 (Post 1076239)
TJ's are both lug centric and hub centric from the factory...so it doesn't matter as long as the wheels are still lug centric...the tire tech should know this...

Right, but they may have a policy on that. Could just be something simple.

KCrisp 02-23-2011 03:37 PM

Firestone has some funny rules, they say to avoid legal liability. If you plug a tire on the trail and then take it to them to get fixed properly with dismounting and an inside patch they won't touch it. Their explanation is that your repair might be hiding other damage, which makes no sense since the plug can be pulled out from the inside and out and the tire inspected.


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