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Old 04-16-2008, 07:02 PM
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Quick question. Has anyone had trouble installing Weld wheels? I just bought two(Prostar)for my new tci ifs.(56 chevy p/up)The right side went on fine but left side would not line up.I double checked bolt distance 4-3/4.The first four lug nuts started smooth but the last one would not go on. After about an hour (and three more beers) I was successful.After looking at it today I figured it must have been because of the two piece design which is pulled together when tightening.What a pain. Almost as bad as waiting on the phone 2o minutes for total cost involved tech line.
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I don't quite get the picture of your problem. Is the problem 'left/right' or 'in/out'? If the former, it is not uncommon for a lug to be bent a little that will interfere with the bolt hole. If the latter, are you spinning on all of the nuts hand tight before tightening any of them? If you tighten them as you go, that can lock in a misalignment in another hole. Lube the nuts w/ antisieze which helps slip past 'sticky' aluminum. Are your lug bolts deep in the wheels, i.e., the body if the nut enters the hole in the wheel before the threads engage? If so that can easily cause a wasted hour trying to blindly stab a castle nut on a slightly misaligned lug bolt in a tight lug hole. Go down to your parts store and buy a set of longer bolts that extend past the surface of the wheel so the threads engage first. This probably will require open top lug nuts but that looks more racy anyway! Mag nuts are a pain to install in any case.
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thanks for the reply..I guess i was to excited with my new wheels and in a hurry.i took them off added a lite coat of anti seize and had no trouble. also something i never do is drink beer while working on any car.call me stupid...
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