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geddyup 11-02-2005 01:20 PM

new 18"wheels and rear end pinging

I have noticed since I put my new ssr 18" wheels on I am hearing an occasional pinging noise from the rear passenger shock area.

My tires only added 1/2" total height to the wheels.

Any ideas?



PGT 11-02-2005 01:24 PM

pinging noise? Like metallic? Or, just noise. Is it consistent, over bumps or random? Perhaps stickier tires are picking up stuff from the road and throwing it into the wheel wells?

Also, re-torque your lugs. They tend to loosen up after a few hundred miles.

LEGGTLTD 11-02-2005 01:30 PM

Stock springs?

TYNY 11-02-2005 01:31 PM

pics please!!

PGT 11-02-2005 01:33 PM

moved to 'wheels/tires'

geddyup 11-02-2005 03:14 PM

It seems when I turn the car right it makes the noise. Sounds like metal.

So it is not random or consistant.

I will check the tourqe tonight

03Indigo 11-02-2005 04:45 PM

maybe a bent dust shield hitting the rotor? Might be worth pulling the wheel off and making sure the moving parts are free of obstructions. is there anyway a wheel weight could be hitting something? On the inside of the rim?

dv/dt 11-02-2005 08:19 PM

Had a pebble embedded in the rotor once that pinged the dust shield on my last car.

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