WHEELS, RIMS AND TIRES
Figure 35. - Dual Disc Wheel Installation
Whenever a tire is removed, clean off all grease and
road dirt. Use a wire brush or steel wool to remove the
rubber from the bead seat.
Projections on the side wall of the gutter may cause
uneven seating of the side ring and lead to chipping of
the gutter. Remove these and other projections in the
mounting area to assure the best possible fits.
Nicks and gouges in the vicinity of the fixed flange may
lead to rim fracture.
Do not heat or weld wheels in an attempt to straighten or
repair severe road damage. The special alloy used in
these wheels is heat-treated, and uncontrolled heating
from welding torch affects the properties of the material.
To avoid possible corrosive effects to aluminum wheels,
use only a slight amount of water and neutral soap
(similar to Ivory Snow, Dreft, etc. no detergents) when
mounting tires. Do not use commercial rubber
Do not allow dirt to enter the mounting area during
installation. See TORQUE CHART" for correct torque
WHEEL STUDS AND MOUNTING NUTS
Maintaining wheel stud and mounting nut tightness does
much to insure safe and satisfactory wheel operation.
Loose wheel mounting can cause vibration, shimmy, tire
wear, stud breakage, worn studs, mounting nuts (Figure
36) and worn or elongated stud holes (Figure 37). Parts
with these characteristics must be replaced. Always
keep wheel stud nuts tightened to specified torque.
Rust streaks (Figure 38) from stud holes is a good
indication that mounting nuts are not tightened to-the
Before mounting wheel assemblies on vehicle, make
sure all parts are clean and free from foreign matter.
Excess paint on wheel mounting face or stud hole
perimeters can permit wheel mounting nuts to loosen