Dodgy rims - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > Australian Falcons
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Australian Falcons Discuss the australian born and bred models here. Includes the 80's 90's and present day Falcons offered by Ford Oz.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-16-2004, 19:09   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 6
Dodgy rims

Hi ,
Has anybody out there had problems with their standard 17" , BA XR rims ?
Had new tyres fitted today , tyre workshop manager pointed out the excessive runout on inside of all the rims , making them nearly impossible to balance .
Ford says rims are not covered under warranty ?? Any ideas ??
Bye..
boltos is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-17-2004, 03:36   #2 (permalink)
Can't wait for Winton...
 
outback_ute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Victoria
Posts: 2,759
Re: Dodgy rims

Find out if they have a tolerance of what is acceptable?
outback_ute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 04:21   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Age: 49
Posts: 106
Re: Dodgy rims

Quote:
Originally Posted by boltos
Hi ,
Has anybody out there had problems with their standard 17" , BA XR rims ?
Had new tyres fitted today , tyre workshop manager pointed out the excessive runout on inside of all the rims , making them nearly impossible to balance .
Ford says rims are not covered under warranty ?? Any ideas ??
Bye..
Have any of the rims have gutter marks on them? if yes of course they wont covered. However if they r clean then they should be covered
dumbarse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 04:25   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 6
Re: Dodgy rims

Quote:
Originally Posted by dumbarse
Have any of the rims have gutter marks on them? if yes of course they wont covered. However if they r clean then they should be covered
Hi , these rims are completely clean , never been near a pothole / gutter , ever ..
Ford service guy says rims are not covered by warranty ??
boltos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 05:44   #5 (permalink)
Can't wait for Winton...
 
outback_ute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Victoria
Posts: 2,759
Re: Dodgy rims

I suppose it would be possible to scrape the inside of rims on a gutter, however it would be unlikely.
outback_ute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 06:24   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Age: 49
Posts: 106
Re: Dodgy rims

Quote:
Originally Posted by outback_ute
I suppose it would be possible to scrape the inside of rims on a gutter, however it would be unlikely.
hello.. if the rims have any run out you will see it on the inside edge much more than the outside due to the offset. Wouldnt want you to get the wrong impression now.
dumbarse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 06:49   #7 (permalink)
Can't wait for Winton...
 
outback_ute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Victoria
Posts: 2,759
Re: Dodgy rims

Yep I get what you are saying, hey it's the end of the week and my brain has knocked off...
outback_ute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2004, 14:33   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 230
Re: Dodgy rims

Not on XR but on the inside edge of 17 inch Ghia.
Much the same, picked up when new tyres were fitted.
They actually balanced up OK but not wonderful.
I didn't bother talking to Ford as I knew what the answer would be.
__________________
I may be old, but at least I'm stupid!
supermono is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2004, 21:14   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Sydney
Posts: 95
Re: Dodgy rims

What is "Runout".. and why is it not good..?

Thanks

Steve
SteevO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2004, 02:32   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Age: 49
Posts: 106
Re: Dodgy rims

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteevO
What is "Runout".. and why is it not good..?

Thanks

Steve

Runout means the rims doesnt run "true" unfixed you will feel a vibration through the vehicle much the same as an unbalanced tyre
dumbarse is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > Australian Falcons



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
United States: Flashy rims call out to thieves Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 07-23-2003 06:17

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:14.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.