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Old 03-04-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
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American Muscle Staggered 18" Bullits - Balance weights rub on 2012

Recevied the American Muscle Bullits last week, held off on installation as I didnt want to run in bad weather (use the originals for winter is the plan). Couldnt hold out any longer and the 10 day says no snow. Put the first front on and spun the wheel only to find the balance weights hit the caliper and the wheel itself is so close to the caliper there is one spot it very slightly rubs. Car is a 2012 with base brakes (no Brembo). I know they will get me fixed up, just wondered here on Sunday if anyone else has had that kind of issue??





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Re: American Muscle Staggered 18" Bullits - Balance weights rub on 2012

wow that sucks..at least you got them from AM though, like you said I'm sure they'll straighten everything out. I'm no wheel guy but I wonder if those weight can be moved back further toward the car so that it misses the caliper? Good luck?
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I imagine the weights can be moved, suprised AM didnt know better, unless something changed on the 2012 calipers? Guess I'll find out tommorow......
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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Yea the weights can be put on the inside lip of the wheel.. There's several diff ways to balance them..
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Agreed, glad I own a truck to haul them around in.......
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Guess I get to haul them around and have a local shop work up an estimate and verify I know how to put a tire/wheel on...... Not to impressed.............
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Re: American Muscle Staggered 18" Bullits - Balance weights rub on 2012

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I'm sorry to hear of the troubles with your wheels. Something isn't right there. There should be plenty of clearance between the wheel/wheel weights and your brake calipers. Nothing has changed in 2012 that should cause the caliper to be so close to the wheel. Can you PM me your order number so that I can have our Customer Service Team Lead look into this for you? I'm not 100% certain but I'm guessing you got an offset for a different year. It doesn't happen often, but it can because we carry the same wheels for multiple generations, just with different offsets. Can you check the offset and let me know what you got? It's normally stamped on the inside of the spokes as an "ET +#" Also, let me know in the PM what size wheels/tires you got, that way I can tell you what offset you should've received.

Again, I'm sorry for any inconvenience, but I greatly appreciate your patience and understanding. I'll get this squared away for you in no time!

Let me know. Have a great afternoon!
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OP,

I'm sorry to hear of the troubles with your wheels. Something isn't right there. There should be plenty of clearance between the wheel/wheel weights and your brake calipers. Nothing has changed in 2012 that should cause the caliper to be so close to the wheel. Can you PM me your order number so that I can have our Customer Service Team Lead look into this for you? I'm not 100% certain but I'm guessing you got an offset for a different year. It doesn't happen often, but it can because we carry the same wheels for multiple generations, just with different offsets. Can you check the offset and let me know what you got? It's normally stamped on the inside of the spokes as an "ET +#" Also, let me know in the PM what size wheels/tires you got, that way I can tell you what offset you should've received.

Again, I'm sorry for any inconvenience, but I greatly appreciate your patience and understanding. I'll get this squared away for you in no time!

Let me know. Have a great afternoon!
Chris, i have been trying to get this to you via email but not having much luck off my phone, hopefully this will get it to you for review. I will try and send to Drew in the morning from another computer, thanks!


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Chris, i have been trying to get this to you via email but not having much luck off my phone, hopefully this will get it to you for review. I will try and send to Drew in the morning from another computer, thanks!


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No worries. Could you PM me the link? This one ^^ doesn't appear to be working. Either that or give it a try from another computer.

You still have my direct email address, right? If not, shoot me a PM and I'll get it to you. Have a great afternoon!
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