Spyntec Installed now strange noise
I recently had the Spyntec Kit installed on my 2016 Ram 3500 Long Bed Laramie, 126k miles, a few days ago. Installation went well other than having to get the front wheels machined to fit over the new hubs. New opening is 4.25". The machining was only done on the outer part of the wheel where the center cap usually goes on. The backing plate of the wheel, which sits against the brake rotor was not touched as the Spyntec hub fit through this opening with no issues. These are stock Sport package 20" wheels.
I used Moog greasable u-joints. I am thinking maybe I should have used factory u-joints instead. However the price difference is fairly steep.
When the tires were put back on the wheels the shop only put 50psi. Went back and had the tires inflated to 65psi, which is what I have always run in them. It almost sounded like the tires had flat spots in them when driving over 50mph. There was a bit of shaking in the tires but not in the steering wheel. Took the truck back once more and had the left front tire re-balanced. This cleaned up the ride a little but still could feel every bump in the road.
Saturday I took the truck to a shop that has a road force balance machine. This made the ride quality much better. However the front tires still sound funny to an extent. Almost like they are slapping the road.
I checked behind the wheel to make sure the backing plate was seated completely against the brake rotor. The front and read seem to have the same distance between them.
I am not really sure what to check next. I am thinking about trying a different set of wheels that don't need anything done to them. The tires still have at least have the tread life left and have been rotated every 5k miles.
I am not thrilled with how much the hubs stick out. However once I change wheels it should not be an issue.
Does anyone know if these are tapered at all or if they are straight? They look straight to me, however without measuring them in a few places I cannot be sure.
2016 3500 4x4 Laramie Crew Cab Long Bed, Sport Package auto.
Exterior:Black Interior: Black