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post #1 of 16 Old 10-13-2021, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ion Alloy did holes cracking

I just discovered tonight, that three of the five series 186 Ion Alloy wheels on my 06 LJ have developed cracks on the inner side of the stud holes.
I've always been very conscience of how I remove and tighten the lug nuts when I rotate my tires. The first time I had them off to rotate, I was concerned about the thin area on the inner side of the stud holes, and made sure that I aligned them properly before tightening.
Tonight when I took them off to do my five wheel rotation, I was cleaning the stud holes and noticed the bulge and cracks.
Now I'm a little concerned about them being safe to run on.

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post #2 of 16 Old 10-13-2021, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Crazy spell check, used did instead of stud

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Looks like a one size fits all wheel. 10 holes for 5 studs. I would have ditched those when I bought the Jeep.
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I didn't realize they were like that when I bought them. Didn't find out until I rotated them the first time. It's a very weak design for sure

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Do they fit over the hub flange ring tight? I see no other way those holes could flex out like that other than a gap at the hub flange.




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I'd consider getting a used set of stock alloy wheels off Craigslist, etc.
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There was space around the hub, guess I didn't even think about some sort of sleeve to fill the gap. I've already wrote them off as a lesson learned and ordered a new set of pro comp series 31 from Quadtek this morning. I'm kinda new to the whole custom wheel stuff, even though I've been a shade tree mechanic my whole life (I'm 62 now) I've always dealt with factory wheels. But since buying my first Jeep (the one these wheels are on, 2006 LJ) I'm learning.
I just picked up another Jeep last week. 2013 10th anniversary Rubicon unlimited. I just finished a cheap mammoth 2 inch front leveling spacer lift tonight and added new Fuel wheels and 33 inch BF Goodrich KO2 . I've got more improvements on store for Rubi but have to save up some money.
I appreciate all the responses, I usually read this forum at least every other day and always find something useful.
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with the big hole around the stud hole, i would think you are missing a steel ring that sits inside each hole. i have had one set of aftermarket wheels once that required a steel washer inside the holes like that.

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with the big hole around the stud hole, i would think you are missing a steel ring that sits inside each hole. i have had one set of aftermarket wheels once that required a steel washer inside the holes like that.
On closer examination of the pictures, I think you're right. Those wheels appear to use the shanked lug nuts with washers instead of the tapered seat type lug nuts.
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On closer examination of the pictures, I think you're right. Those wheels appear to use the shanked lug nuts with washers instead of the tapered seat type lug nuts.
The lug holes are tapered like the lug nuts, the picture is of the back side of the wheel

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When I was 62 I didn't think so. Now that I'm 70, I tend to agree with you.
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When I was 62 I didn't think so. Now that I'm 70, I tend to agree with you.
Ha I just turned 74 and yeah 62 was nothing lol!
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Ha I just turned 74 and yeah 62 was nothing lol!
Apropos nothing, but are you Sh***ing me? 74? For some reason in my mind I've always thought of you as 50 something, sort of timeless always there Jeep Forum guy
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