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Old 08-31-2005, 08:11 PM
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Rear Tire wobble???

I just got the 48 Chevy truck running with the 9 inch ford rear end under it. I noticed that i have a rear tire wobble on one side.

This is what i have:

New Rims
New Tires and Balanced to perfect
New Disc Rotors and used GM calipers
Ford 9 Inch rear end year unknown
28 spline shaft-26 inches long ( removed from truck now)

Is it possible that the shaft or mounting hub could be bent slightly to cause a wobble. To the naked eye it looks ok ?

I dont think it would be the new rotor, rims or tires....JMO

Will i have to take it to a machine shop and it true tested?? Or is there an easy way to check it


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Bent axle?
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Old 09-01-2005, 11:21 AM
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A new rim being bent is not entirely out of the question...
To check it, set up a solid block (like a cement block) right next to the wheel. Use a pencil to touch the wheel (clamp it to the block somehow) and then spin the wheel. Do the same thing to the brake drum. If the wheel is bent the drum should run true. If the axle is bent the drum will wobble also...
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Fixed the problem... I use a 1 1/2 spacer between rotor and wheel. This spacer mounts using the axle hub studs and the spacer has studs of its own to mount the wheel to. The axle studs ends protrude 1/8 inch out past the spacer. This means when the wheel was mounted to the spacer it was hitting the ends of the studs and NOT making a good flush fit with the spacer surface.


THANKS for your help anyway...

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