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Old 04-28-2010, 09:16 PM   #561
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Oh, ya, btw, I was told today you could have a tire 'shaved' to compensate for this problem. Anyone ever heard of this?

Just curious. I wouldn't do it but the guy who told me was being serious.
WTF?!?!?!?!?

that's just f'n dumb...

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Old 04-28-2010, 09:20 PM   #562
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just out of curiosity, did you remove the retainer clips from the rotors? they can cause vibrations on your wheels
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:30 AM   #563
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I take that as a "no"?

Retainer clips don't allow most wheels to fit properly (flat) against the rotor. Factory wheels and some aftermarket wheels have the areas grooved out to accommodate them though. Those are only used to temporarily hold on the rotor during the assembly line process, until the calipers are attached.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:40 AM   #564
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Huh!

So in the picture above of someone pointing out the retainer clip on that bolt, is that a mistake? Was that suppossed to be removed if its just for assembly purposes?

I would imagine that shop that put on PQ's wheels would have noticed that and recognized that may be causing a problem if that clip was left on and wasn't supposed to bet here?
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:25 AM   #565
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Most tire shops know about removing the clip for aftermarket wheels. Just takes 1 minute with a small flathead and some needlenose pliers to twist/snap them off.

The factory wheels are undercut on the lug area, to clear the clips. Most aftermarket wheels are flat on the backside, they won't fit flat over a clip.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:30 AM   #566
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i hope i didnt open a pandoras box.......i was just trying to trouble shoot......
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:38 AM   #567
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I take that as a "no"?
Uh, that was basicaly a "Ok, I'm dumb but not THAT dumb" face. lol

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i hope i didnt open a pandoras box.......i was just trying to trouble shoot......
I thought you were joking. haha There are no retainer clips. In case you were wondering.
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And to eliminate this theory here is my car when I did the suspension.

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If I ever put my stock wheels back on my car, do I need to put the clips back on too? Or can they go into the trash? (I'm such a noob!)
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If I ever put my stock wheels back on my car, do I need to put the clips back on too? Or can they go into the trash? (I'm such a noob!)
Yup, leave them off. They serve no purpose anymore. I'm not sure mine ever had them on in the first place. But of course, I had the upgrade 21s put on from the beggining. I'm sure if they ever had any, the dealer discarded them from the beggining. I've only ever seen the clips on anything once before, and even 'I' knew they were non functional.
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Here is a photo of one of my HRE wheels from the backside. You can see how they machined out the lug holes to accommodate these retainers. Also notice how they machined the pockets out between the lugs to lighten the wheels even further. Not all brands do this
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Wow. That was really nice of Nine Ball to go take a wheel of his car just for us. Now THAT is great customer service!
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Wow. That was really nice of Nine Ball to go take a wheel of his car just for us. Now THAT is great customer service!
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