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Old 06-07-2012, 01:06 PM
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I just recieved my adapters and while I am waiting on 3 of the wheels to get back from polishing, I had to test fit the wheels to adapters. The adapters are american force with the aggressive offset rear, the wheels are refurbished 22.5 alcoas, and the truck is a 03 F350. It is a very tight fit some slide on halfway, some barely get started. I know If I run them in with the lugnuts I wont get them off. Am I an idiot or could the center be just a hair to small? Any help is appreciated, and I have no experience with this size/style wheel so I dont know if its normal. Also would anyone reccomend antisieze around the hub to prevent the wheel from getting stuck?

by the way I'm refering to the wheel to adapter fitment.
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I just recieved my adapters and while I am waiting on 3 of the wheels to get back from polishing, I had to test fit the wheels to adapters. The adapters are american force with the aggressive offset rear, the wheels are refurbished 22.5 alcoas, and the truck is a 03 F350. It is a very tight fit some slide on halfway, some barely get started. I know If I run them in with the lugnuts I wont get them off. Am I an idiot or could the center be just a hair to small? Any help is appreciated, and I have no experience with this size/style wheel so I dont know if its normal. Also would anyone reccomend antisieze around the hub to prevent the wheel from getting stuck?

by the way I'm refering to the wheel to adapter fitment.
I DEFINATELY wouldn't force them on
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I just recieved my adapters and while I am waiting on 3 of the wheels to get back from polishing, I had to test fit the wheels to adapters. The adapters are american force with the aggressive offset rear, the wheels are refurbished 22.5 alcoas, and the truck is a 03 F350. It is a very tight fit some slide on halfway, some barely get started. I know If I run them in with the lugnuts I wont get them off. Am I an idiot or could the center be just a hair to small? Any help is appreciated, and I have no experience with this size/style wheel so I dont know if its normal. Also would anyone reccomend antisieze around the hub to prevent the wheel from getting stuck?

by the way I'm refering to the wheel to adapter fitment.
I just got off the phone with American Force and when I told them I had alcoas they didn't know what to tell me. Then after I told him the fronts work fine, he said the rears you have to drive on with the lugnuts because they are alot thicker for the drw. I asked about tire changes and he said you have to beat it with a sledge hammer. Im a little hesitant to do this to a $300 wheel on a $250 adapter.
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which part specifically is tight?
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which part specifically is tight?
The inner circle of the wheel to the hub of the adapter. Lugs are fine, its almost like if I hit it with a cylinder hone/glaze breaker it would do the trick. Just a little hesitant due to hub pilot

Btw that's a great looking crew cab you got there
Where are you at in Raleigh, my shop is right on Atlantic ave

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Are your alcoas hub pilot?


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yep, and thats where they are binding up. My current back dually wheels are a little hard on/off the front is a lot easier. The alcoas for the front slide right on, and I checked all the wheels making sure one isn't different than the other. The rear adapters just have too tight of a tolerance to slide on easy.
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whatever you do put some grease or anti seize on that hub, if it corrodes at all those wheels will be impossible to take off
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You could just hand sand the edge of the adapter is there any type of bur on the wheel or adapter


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yep, and thats where they are binding up. My current back dually wheels are a little hard on/off the front is a lot easier. The alcoas for the front slide right on, and I checked all the wheels making sure one isn't different than the other. The rear adapters just have too tight of a tolerance to slide on easy.
Maybe bring your old wheels and new adapters to a machine shop and had them mic the old ones and bore the new ones to match.
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