Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Southern Connecticut
wheel fit/spacer issues
So i recently bought a 07 commander, and was rim shopping. i went to jeep4x4center.com, and called about a set of black rock type 8 997's in the 17x8 size. i checked tire rack and found they said that rim wouldnt fit, so i asked the guy at morris 4x4 if they would, because tire rack said no. he assured me they would fit, so i bought them.
i get the rims, and the dealership was buying me a new set of tires, so i went to the local town fair tire they had a deal with to get the install done. they call me in, they found that the rims did indeed not fit, and were scraping the brake caliper, which they found out after rolling it ten feet off the lift. so we talked spacers. the guy at morris said the lowest he had was 1.25, which i dont need. i mean its an 8" wide tire, that would look ridiculous. so the TFT stacked 2 spacers on each wheel (6mm total spacer width).
now, after two balancing visits, my steering still shakes like a leaf if i take it over 45mph. i cant return the rims because morris has a policy that they're non returnable after tires have been mounted. do you think TFT bent the rims when they initially found the problem, or is the steering shake due to the stacked spacers?
I've never had to deal with this type of problem so i'm sort of at a loss for what to do from here.