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Fuel wheels/balancing issue

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by BTBAKER, May 1, 2018.

  1. May 1, 2018 at 7:12 AM
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    I will try to make a pretty long story shorter. I now have Fuel Vapor wheels paired with Nitto Ridge Grapplers.
    I have had them balanced 3 times and road forced once and every time they add more weight and then tell me they are perfect.
    I STILL get a steering wheel wobble at 55-65 and it bugs the hell out of me.
    So, a couple questions..

    Would you guys put up with a little wobble?

    And, they will work with me so what is a high quality wheel you guys would recommend? And should I try new tires and wheels or swap one out at a time?
    The manager of this Discount did not seem overly impressed with Fuel quality when I picked them.
    What’s your thoughts?

    Truck has 11,000 on it. 6112/5160 setup at 1.9.
     
  2. May 1, 2018 at 7:21 AM
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    Wow, Vapors were my first choice, I ended up liking the Method Mesh’s more. I heard that was a problem with KO2’s.
    It’s definitely the wheels, or tires? Bad QC if it was the wheels. Curious also because my NRG’s are fairly new and still driving straight.
     
  3. May 1, 2018 at 7:25 AM
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    I think it’s the wheels. I had Black Rhinos first and I don’t recall this issue. I may look at the Methods.
     
  4. May 1, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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    I have two sets of fuel wheels never had a problem.
     
  5. May 1, 2018 at 9:42 AM
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    Right on! I’m sure a bad set can come out from any make. It’s possibly the Nittos as well.
     
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  6. May 1, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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    No, you can't live with a steering wheel wobble. That'll drive you crazy. I would try going somewhere else to balance. If they're adding weight every time they balance, they obviously didn't balance correctly the previous time. And I think there's a higher chance the tires are the problem rather than the wheels. Are these tires new?
     
  7. May 1, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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    Toytec does balancing and such. Just an FYI.
     
  8. May 1, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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    Are these wheels hub-centric or lug-centric?
     
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  9. May 1, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    Thanks bro, tires are new. 3000 maybe.
     
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    They are hub centric for the Tundra.
     
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    I’m here now. They now want to rotate the tire 180 on the wheel to see if that helps.
     
  12. May 1, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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    They believe if anything it’s the tire. They are suggesting if it doesn’t go away to try another tire. They recommend the Nitto Tera G2
     
  13. May 1, 2018 at 10:53 AM
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    I had those. Good tires, but just werent aggressive enough to the eye.
     
  14. May 1, 2018 at 11:04 AM
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    Yep, he showed them to me. They won’t look nearly as good as the RG. What other options would you suggest?
    I’m hoping a 180 on the tires do the trick.
     
  15. May 1, 2018 at 11:31 AM
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    MT or AT?
     
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  17. May 1, 2018 at 6:32 PM
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    I have the toyo at2 extreme on mine and I love them. They are on fuel wheels and everything is smooth. 20180223_162630.jpg
     
  18. May 1, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    Right on! I like the Fuels. I just want to eliminate the wobble. I’m going to request a tire swap if it’s still there.
     
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    If u swap tires consider these toyos!
     
  20. May 1, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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    I had same issue until they said it was 2 defective tires and they gave me 450 dollar credit to get what ever I wanted
     
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    No wobble or shake on my RG's but that doesn't mean your set isn't defective. Did you try swapping the tires front to rear and vice-versa? What size tires are you running? Maybe try running the tires on the stock wheels, if it still wobbles, it's most likely the tires, if not probably the wheels. Nittos and Toyos usually balance pretty easy and roll smooth. I also have RG's on one of my 4runners and they are smooth as well. Maybe try finding a completely different set of wheels and tires that are proven smooth on a different tundra. If it wobbles with those, you probably have a different problem like warped wheel flange, or concentrated brake pad build-up.
     
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    what is your wheel and tire setup? lift/leveling?
     
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    That won’t work for me. Brand new tires and they can’t get them to ride true? If they even try to get me to pull out my wallet they are in for a long day! Haha
     
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  24. May 2, 2018 at 5:28 AM
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    Nitto Ridge Grapplers.
     
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    Sounds like a tire issue.
    I have the Toyo AT2 Xtreme and absolutely love them. Would buy again in a heartbeat. I have 25,000 miles on mine and doesn’t even look like I’m half way through the life of the tire. Great wet traction too.
     
  26. May 2, 2018 at 6:01 AM
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    Fuel wheels and 275/70/18 RG’s here....zero issues with wobble....
     
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    Tundras are very sensitive to change. I had the same problem but it didn’t happen right away. Had the wheels/tires on for about a year before it started to wobble. Tried everything we possibly could then gave up. I finally did the Coachbuilder steering kit and wobble completely went away. Truck had 15k miles so I never thought in a million years the tie rods would have been bad. I’m guessing these stock tie rods coupled with a lift and bigger tires aren’t a good match.
     
  28. May 2, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    I have fuel hostage with cooper atp 275/70R18 and I do get some wooble too truck has 19900 miles when I swapped out to this new set last week.
     
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  29. May 2, 2018 at 8:55 AM
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    So your tie rods were bad? This is good info! Did you install that kit?
     
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  30. May 2, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    Yes. Very easy to install, you may need an alignment after.
     
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