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Old 12-24-2015, 01:40 PM
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15 inch Level 8 trackers 35 inch Micky Thompson MTZ (vibration)

This is my First Jeep

Just got my wheels(DTD) and tires installed .
From what I read the level 8's never really have an issue with the Jk as they are lug centric and don't used hub centric rings, as of now I am vibrating really bad over 35 mph. Could it be a bad balancing job (installer did not have road force and employees were complaining how heavy the tire is ) or maybe because I used factory lug nuts ? Any help would be greatly appreciated .

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Old 12-24-2015, 01:49 PM   #2
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Did you remove the clips that hold the brake rotors on?

That can keep the wheel from sitting true to the rotor.

I would also replace the factory lug nuts as they are crap. The kit you can get from discount tire is a really good kit for not a ton of money.

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I'd guess it's most likely a balance issue. That's a lot of rubber for a 15". Did you get a spare? Replace each tire with the spare and find the bad one.
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I decided to hold off on a spare until I sell my OEM . I got the new tires installed from the place tire buyer.com shipped them to so I did not see if they removed the clips , I have been researching and I will try out everything you guys mentioned ( road force for the balancing ) & would be buying the lugs and removing the clips- I will update ,Thanks guys
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The shop took the wheels off and the rotors only brought two really flat retainer clips that does not affect the wheel since the level 8 brings the spacing , it was removed from one wheel only as it seems it wouldn't make a difference ( they did not want to do the rest). I think is the shop they truly did not know what they are doing . They have a road force and have the adapters to balance lug centric wheels from what I saw because they used it to check if my wheels were round. When I asked if they were gonna rebalance all of my tires and wheels lug centric they were like it would not make a difference and was asked to get hub rings and to come back after that to balance it from the lugs which makes no sense .Instead of trying the balancing which would make a world of a difference they told me to either return the tires or get a hub ring; they did not even torque the lug nuts on the star pattern .
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The shop took the wheels off and the rotors only brought two really flat retainer clips that does not affect the wheel since the level 8 brings the spacing , it was removed from one wheel only as it seems it wouldn't make a difference ( they did not want to do the rest). I think is the shop they truly did not know what they are doing . They have a road force and have the adapters to balance lug centric wheels from what I saw because they used it to check if my wheels were round. When I asked if they were gonna rebalance all of my tires and wheels lug centric they were like it would not make a difference and was asked to get hub rings and to come back after that to balance it from the lugs which makes no sense .Instead of trying the balancing which would make a world of a difference they told me to either return the tires or get a hub ring; they did not even torque the lug nuts on the star pattern .
you need to get those retainers off, they do not let the wheel sit flush against the hub. You X can loose a wheel because can not get it tight end correct and it sure and he'll can cause vibes.

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