Am I being paranoid?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by mmike, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. mmike

    mmike Member

    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Location:
    Aurora IL
    I have a real nice “look like new” set of old Keystone rims. They are saluted for multi fit; I have new washers and lugs. I’m just worried about destroying them, as the car is 430 hp and 390 lbs. stall and shift kit. It tends to spin the wheels quite often.
     
  2. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    15,216
    Likes Received:
    401
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Location:
    Rustburg, Va
    The only keystones that I ever saw fail were front rims...(3.5 x 15's)

    Those would crack between the spokes.
     
  3. GetMore

    GetMore Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Location:
    Patterson, NY
    If you are spinning the tires you aren't putting that much torque to the parts. It's when the tires STICK that you break parts.
     
  4. mmike

    mmike Member

    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Location:
    Aurora IL
    cool I'll swap them around
     
  5. 79supergasdriver

    79supergasdriver A Scholar and a Gentleman

    Messages:
    768
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2005
    Location:
    Wichita, KS, USA
    Please ensure you're using the proper lugs AND washers.

    I had a set of unilug Cragar S/S. I bought the proper long-shank lugs but used the thin flat washers that came with them. Turns out the lugs bottomed against the rear rotors before they tightened against the wheel, thus allowing small movements. Eventually the unilug slots wore large and the wheels were ruined. That's how I learned (from this forum) Cragar makes a thick tapered "centering washer". Installed those with the new set and haven't had an issue!
     

Share This Page