Wide Rims and Tram Tracks

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  1. jmo

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    Wide Rims and Tram Tracking

    Hey i thought i would post up now and see if anyone had the same problem i have had with slight tram tracking with my 8" wide rims, I was just wondering if it was a common problem or not, and what could the problem be?

    I have had the wheels aligned, i am going to be getting new rubber soon so i don't know if that will make much difference?

    So yeah, post up your thoughts?
     
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    haven't had a problem with mine, the only negative I've noticed is that the steering is heavier - but to be honest I quite like it heavier anyway.
     
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    Mine is heavier which i don't have a prob with, but if you hit any sort of bumps or dodgy road in mine it starts to want to take over and drive where ever it wants
     
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    maybe check your toe-in/out settings
     
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    Tram Tracking? Do you mean how the car follows the road and goes to one side sometimes by itself a bit if the road is unevan?

    Well from what I can tell anything over about 7.5" wide will always follow the road and groves more, its just wide tyres in general thats what they do. 7" or 7.5's would be better for less tracking.
     
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    Im in the same boat mate, actually I think my wheels are way to BIG....plus being heavy Chrome 19 Inch.....lookin at going to 17's so i can actually have a turning circle for once.
     
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    how wide are your wheels and tyres again James?

    The turning circle is bad in Legnums anyway :)
     
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    yeah sorry mate, 235/35 are the size of my rims
     
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    That is the size of your tyres.

    What is the size of your wheels? 19 x ???
     
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    I'm guessing 19x8 or 19x8.5"
     
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    I was told by a tyre place that tram tracking is more to do with the tyre groves more than how wide you go.

    He said if you want less tracking and the best tyres get the Goodyear eagle F1's, BUT at $350 a tyre $1400 for all 4 seems alot. (235/40 R18)
     
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    That is a lot more expensive than over here. That size goes for about $25-270 over here. Maybe shop around a bit more?
     
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    I would think it would be toe in or out being incorrect.

    I had a similar issues on my focus it had 18x8's.

    I took it back to the same place they said "no its fine, nothing wrong" i cracked the shits and went to bob jane they put it up on the machine and the toe was wrong, also needed hub rings but problems were caused by the toe in/out.

    cheers,
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    I have had the toe changed a couple of times, and it is better now then when i first had the wheels fitted, but i don't want to be forever going to the tire place just to get the toe right, also i am running Bridgestone RE05's i think 235/35, I just have to decided if i get new tires for these rims's, of just get new rims and tire's :S
     
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    yes sory guys, i forgot all about being in this convo LOl Wheels are 19/8.5"
     
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    the wider and lower profile you go the more it will "tramline"
     
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    Well I bit the bullet and got new tires today, Bridgestone Adrenalin's, i went 225's instead of 235's and they drive a heck load better then my old one's, i think the problem is fixed, i don't know what profile they are but there seams to be a little bit more sidewall to them
     
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    Hey Jason,

    You have had these on for a week now, so how are you finding them??

    Also for anybody with Enkei Rims, are you using the standard wheel nuts, or are there specific ones?

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    evo rims use standard wheel nuts.
     

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