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Old 03-15-2012, 10:46 PM
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Hello I am e-mailing from Australia.

I bought a set of American Racing Dagger Wheels for my 2004 7.3 4x4 F250.
NOTE: 7.3 F Series were sold in Australia up to 2006.

Went to have them fitted to the truck but ran into trouble with the rims scraping on the brake calipers at the front. Rears were OK and I assume this is due to the smaller calipers?

Anyway I ground a little of the calipers (not much) at the thickest part where it bells out a bit at the back and the wheels now fit. one problem solved.

Balancing was the next issue as weights clipped onto the edge of the rim would catch on the tie rod when the wheel rotated. They overcame this by removing the weights on the edge of the rim and static balancing the front wheels. They said they would prefer not to do it this way but we appeared to have no choice as it would not clear the tie rod.

Do people who do this in the US have the same problem and if so what do you do?? Any comment on this would be welcome.

regards,
Bill
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:04 AM
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Here in the US, we have stick on wheel weights that can be used on fancy wheels.

Mr. Gasket 1428 Mr. Gasket Stick-On Wheel Weights
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