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Front Driver Sides Squeaks like a Son of ..........

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by Whiterado, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Whiterado

    Whiterado New Member

    Hey Guys,
    So i am dumbfounded....... Last week i put on some new rims on my truck. 22 inch 6 x 5.5. No problems really up until a couple days ago. I started to get a squeak when i was driving. Not too loud but could definately hear it. Over the past two days it has gotten considerably worse. It is sooo loud, louder than my exhaust !!! I want people to look at my truck but not because of the sound it makes.

    What do you guys think it might be? Rock stuck somewhere? Gets louder when i brake but even when im just driving its still squeaking. What do you guys think?
  2. 98Hotrod98

    98Hotrod98 New Member 100 Posts

    What truck you got? year,model, 4x4 ?
  3. Whiterado

    Whiterado New Member

    2008 Silverado 4x4
  4. stephan

    stephan New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Could be a rock stuck in the brake caliper since it sounds louder when you apply the brakes, but I would definitely re-check the wheel torque since this started right after you installed the new wheels. I would also check for interference between the wheels & body & suspension parts since the wheels are larger
  5. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    X2, retorque the wheels with a TORQUE WRENCH.
  6. stephan

    stephan New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Torque wrench? That's one of those big air guns the tire stores use to ram the lug nuts on, isn't it? :)
  7. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    stephan, thats why I don't take my truck to a tire store, I just take the wheels to have new tires mounted. When I was a SnapOn dealer some of the things I saw was just plain scary.
  8. stephan

    stephan New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    yep 10-4. I always mount my own tires too. Every time I see a thread like this it reminds me of Tennessee Griz & how the tire store rammed his wheels on with an impact wrench & warped his brake drums. It happens a lot & the tires stores just don't know any better

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