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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-16-04, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Dodgy rims

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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 ??
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Find out if they have a tolerance of what is acceptable?
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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
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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 ??
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I suppose it would be possible to scrape the inside of rims on a gutter, however it would be unlikely.
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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.
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Yep I get what you are saying, hey it's the end of the week and my brain has knocked off...
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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.

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

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

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Runout means the rims doesnt run "true" unfixed you will feel a vibration through the vehicle much the same as an unbalanced tyre
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