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I only want to hear from anyone that has had to shave their own bolt. I am running 265/35/22 on 22x8.5" wheel with a et .20.

It did not rub at all for a whole week of testing. I drive it on the highway and side roads every day and I drive fairly aggressive. I took a road trip to CT and it rubbed. I didnt feel it or anything but when I got to my destination I saw rubber particles on the rim. When I got home I pulled the wheel andsaw a slight groove rubbed in the tread of the tire. It didn't look too bad as far as the tire is concerned but obviously I don't want to continue to ride like this. So I shaved the threads of the bolt down to be even with the nut. NowI am nervous about this and looking for what you folks have done. I need some real life experience of people that have actually done this. Not speculation of how bad a person I am for wanting larger wheels or how much performance I am loosing or how unsafe I now I am. I am obviously concerned with what I have done and I am willing to take steps to correct this I just need input.

This is a pic of the bolt before I cut it. I read many forums of people saying to cut only 2 threads off but thats all i had exposed. Now that i shaved it I notice that the bottom of this bolt is actually hollow. So if you either shaved this bolt or had someone else do it for you could you please chime in with your experiences and let me know if your bolt is also hollow. I have yet to hear about a bad experience with this which doesnt mean its the right thing to do but it does make me feel a small bit better about riding this way.




 

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center of the bolt is HOLLOW?!?! wow... i will have to go check mine out when i get a chance.... i had them shave mine down when i had the new wheels and tires installed... the installer thought i was nuts as they have never had any problems in the past, but as they say... teh customer is always right and they took it down flush with the nut.
 

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I am running 265/35/22's and the bolt is really close as well. I was thinking of shaving mine so I'd really like to hear this info as well.
 

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Pappa Doc said:
I am running 265/35/22's and the bolt is really close as well. I was thinking of shaving mine so I'd really like to hear this info as well.

I will take some pics of the damage it did to the drivers front tire when I get out of work today. I should have taken some pics of the bolt after i cut it.
 

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I am curious, what did you use to cut the bolt?

I may have to do the same on mine when my wheels come.
 

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Is it possible something is slightly different on a Magnum?

I don't think we have seen this degree of rubbing on a 300 yet.
 

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The clearance you have might be vanishing at high speeds. Just imagine the tire expansion from centrifugal forces and heat when traveling around 125mph. You could shave the tread off the tire in seconds with the wrong conditions causing a blowout.
 

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Mike5959 said:
I only want to hear from anyone that has had to shave their own bolt. I am running 265/35/22 on 22x8.5" wheel with a et .20.

It did not rub at all for a whole week of testing. I drive it on the highway and side roads every day and I drive fairly aggressive. I took a road trip to CT and it rubbed. I didnt feel it or anything but when I got to my destination I saw rubber particles on the rim. When I got home I pulled the wheel andsaw a slight groove rubbed in the tread of the tire. It didn't look too bad as far as the tire is concerned but obviously I don't want to continue to ride like this. So I shaved the threads of the bolt down to be even with the nut. NowI am nervous about this and looking for what you folks have done. I need some real life experience of people that have actually done this. Not speculation of how bad a person I am for wanting larger wheels or how much performance I am loosing or how unsafe I now I am. I am obviously concerned with what I have done and I am willing to take steps to correct this I just need input.

This is a pic of the bolt before I cut it. I read many forums of people saying to cut only 2 threads off but thats all i had exposed. Now that i shaved it I notice that the bottom of this bolt is actually hollow. So if you either shaved this bolt or had someone else do it for you could you please chime in with your experiences and let me know if your bolt is also hollow. I have yet to hear about a bad experience with this which doesnt mean its the right thing to do but it does make me feel a small bit better about riding this way.




I ground mine down all the way to the nut... used a small right angle grinder with a metal cutting sanding disc. took about 5 seconds, with the wheels off...
 

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^^B1RDMAN^^ said:
i believe the bolt has a set screw inside thats why its hollow......also...you just voided your warrenty shaving the bolt

uh... set screw? what the hell are you talking about do you even now?
 

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^^B1RDMAN^^ said:
i believe the bolt has a set screw inside thats why its hollow......also...you just voided your warrenty shaving the bolt
set screw..... voided the warranty..... dude, i think you have a set screw loose!
 

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I am having a shit week first the bolt was rubbing then today I get nailed for window tint being too dark. I dodged a ticket but need to remove the tint. I have "favorS" to call in but they can't be used on tint or driving like a retard.
 

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Mike5959 said:
uh... set screw? what the hell are you talking about do you even now?


sorry set screw is the wrong term... it is a hex head to use a allen so u can loosen the nut without the bolt turning......and yes the warrenty is voided if you alter the bolt or if the tires rub any part of the car , and yes i do know what im talking about ass spelunkers
 

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^^B1RDMAN^^ said:
sorry set screw is the wrong term... it is a hex head to use a allen so u can loosen the nut without the bolt turning......and yes the warrenty is voided if you alter the bolt or if the tires rub any part of the car , and yes i do know what im talking about ass spelunkers

If there was a set screw why would it be covered stock and exposed when you cut the tip off the bolt?
 

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"ass spelunkers"

is that a technical term..... hahah, i like it!

dude... you have to be a bit more descriptive as some of us are confused (or at least i am!)
 

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Just came across the thread

The hole is probably the now exposed grease resevoir, inside the joint, so I would clean the hole using a solvent, and plug it with JB weld or similar (google)

Zilla
 
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