See Figure 1
Factory installed tires and wheels are designed to operate satisfactorily with loads up to an including full-rated load capacity when inflated to recommended inflation pressures.
Correct tire pressures and driving techniques have an important influence on tire life. Heavy cornering, excessively rapid acceleration, and unnecessary sharp braking increases tire wear.
Wheels must must be replaced when they are bent, dented or heavily rusted, have air leaks or elongated bolt holes, and have excessive lateral or radial runout. Such conditions may cause high-speed vehicle vibration.
Replacement wheels must be equal to the original equipment wheels in load capacity, diameter, width, offset and mounting configuration. Improper wheels may affect wheel and bearing life, ground and tire clearance, or speedometer and odometer calibrations.
TIRE AND WHEEL BALANCE
See Figures 2 and 3
There are 2 types of wheel and tire balance:
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Remove the hub cap nuts and hub cap, if equipped.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Remove the wheel lug nuts and pull the wheel off the hub or drum assembly.
- Clean the dirt from the hub or drum mounting surface.
- Place the wheel on the hub or drum assembly. Alternately tighten the nuts to specifications.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Install the hub cap nuts and hub cap, if equipped.
- Before driving the vehicle, make sure the lug nuts are tight.