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Ok, I got my self a set of 16x8 all chrome k/o's for my 76 Caprice.

The wheel that I mounted to the front left makes this
crazy clack sound when I drive. It starts at about 10
mph till like 20mph, then it's gone.

But I'm not sure whether I just can't hear it then due
to the louder sound ot the car.

Any ideas where it comes from and how to fix it?

Actually doesn't bother me, but don't want the rim
to like break and shit while I'm an the highway...

thanks 4 advice


 

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Originally posted by Classic Mercy@Sep 25 2003, 07:28 AM
Ok, I got my self a set of 16x8 all chrome k/o's for my 76 Caprice.

The wheel that I mounted to the front left makes this
crazy clack sound when I drive. It starts at about 10
mph till like 20mph, then it's gone.

But I'm not sure whether I just can't hear it then due
to the louder sound ot the car.

Any ideas where it comes from and how to fix it?

Actually doesn't bother me, but don't want the rim
to like break and shit while I'm an the highway...

thanks 4 advice


what brand?
 

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could be balancing, but that usually happens around 80 km/h....like 50 or 55 mp/h.

Did you re-tighten the wires after rollin' on them for a while?
 

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got them balanced (not perfect, but as good as the
guys at the shop could)

and i retightened them after a while......

I thought that like maybe the spokes are not
all tight or like are not screwed in the same strength...
 

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take rim off, see if your lugs are to long, and rims is not on the adapter all the way, and when you tighten your K/O, make sure rims are off the ground, and then retighten when on the ground ;)
 

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Make sure the lugs are tight on the adapter.....
 

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well thats what i thought, like the spokes are
not screwed / tightned to the wheel / rimm
properly. i know that for bikes you can let them
get "respoked" like tightened at a shop.
gettingn that done for wires ???
here in germany ???
no fucking chance..... can't even buy the wheels
here
:uh:

and....: of course I know how to tightend
the k/o on the wire, but thanks yall for
the advice, will try it asap
 

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Originally posted by Royal Homie+Sep 25 2003, 05:41 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Royal Homie @ Sep 25 2003, 05:41 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--BigNasty85Regal@Sep 25 2003, 08:45 AM
take rim off, see if your lugs are to long, and rims is not on the adapter all the way, and when you tighten your K/O, make sure rims are off the ground, and then retighten when on the ground ;)
Thats some good advice. :biggrin:[/b][/quote]
THANKS :cool:
 

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Is that caprice a 2door or 4door, just curious? Nice green paint. my 72 2door caprice is painted ppg tropical metallic green. Anyway, sounds to me like it could be a wheel weight rubbin, or caliper too close to tha wheel, or just not on real good,i can't tell. I think you should put some 16" luxury car whitewalls on those rims. lincolns have em factory. I feel blackwalls are only good on suvs and euros, not a big gangsta ride like yours. peace out man.
 
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