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Old 21 Apr 2011, 12:31 pm
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Default i happen to buy 20inch rims?

basically i bought 20' cousin said that he can put them on for me, i was kind of skeptical about it. but since he worked on cars b4 i said wat the heck. he called me stating he applied the rims on and it was ready to go, i was excited while comming out the drivway the tires started shaking and it felt like i was on a roller coaster. i pulled over he said he tightened the screws like he suppose to do. i look at the bolt i bought lock nuts for them so no one would b able to steal them...come to find out he used a standard wrench thingy to tighten the nuts instead of using a special wrench to tighten the lock nuts. so we had to find a ride, to atuo store upon returning he assured me that they where ok...i was driving it felt fine but after i hit the 20mph speed the car felt like it was going to the right and it started shaking like the wheel was about to pop off..but to sum it all up i ended up putting my old tires back on, i did better than he did and im a female. but my question is do i need a spacer for my rims or need it to get modified with my car. idk how to clearly explain it without showing you.
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Old 21 Apr 2011, 12:46 pm
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what you need to do is take your car to a place where they sell wheels,(nothing against your cousin) and show them the wheels that you have and ask them if they will work with the car that you have, there are several things that would cause your car to act like that sounds like the wheel you got arent the right ones. either that or they needed tightening up with the correct wrench

just find a good tire shop and you should be just fine
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Old 21 Apr 2011, 01:01 pm
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First, what kind of Honda?

Second, if your Honda is a car then 20inch rims are a huge mistake. You should not run anything over 18" on a Honda car, and even 18" are too big.

Third, the special wrench thingy is called a Torque Wrench. These wrench's are set to a very specific setting for each vehicle and if the incorrect setting was used the lug nuts may be under-tightened.

***Most importantly***

Fourth, did you buy a wheel Centering Ring kit? Plus sized rims require a centering ring kit or very bad vibrations can result.

and Fifth, were the rims+tires balanced by a tire shop? If they were not balanced you will get all kinds of vibrations.
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