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Hi. As long as the inner diameter of the rim will fit tightly around the diameter of the wheel hub then everything should be safe.
Also, if the wheel does not sit flush against the rotor there will be a vibration.
And I would also feel that the shop will use safe practices as they probably would not put there business on the line by performing an act that was unsafe.
Is that how the rim is now?
This is a picture of one of the rims and they all are like this one. There is a gap in all.
I thought by removing the bevel it was going to sit flush with the rotor
I did too. Take a look at what he did.. Stand by. I have got to load this photo.
His work with the bevel in progess
I am not sure I like that because there has to be a sufficiant surface for the rim to sit on the hub and support the weight.
The hub, as you are probably aware, centers the wheel and supports the weight.
As you said, there is a strong vibration at 55+ and I think it is because of these gaps and not bad balancing. I go back tomorrow at 1pm for him to fix this situation that he has made. My question is, what should I look for and what might fix the problem? It looks to me like the hub has been cut back completely which would be crazy for him to do.
I agree. I think the hubs need to be replaced and the correct rims purchased.
I replaced all the hubs and bought the factory OEM Volvo rims for the car. I figured it was best to go factory and do it right. The shop will replace all hubs and mount/balance the new rims and tires. They are also going to do a break job as well with the new breaks that supposedly don't throw out black dust but an off white dust. All work is scheduled to be done on Tuesday.
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