I am looking for someone who can clarify FSM info on wheel balance maximum weights or what is "normal." On page SA-5, it states:
Imbalance after adjustment 4WD: 14 grams (0.031 lb) or less.
And that is pretty much all the information it provides. I have also seen the TSB on using the Hakewa adpater.
So I have the TRD offroad "stock" aluminum wheels, and I just had Michelin AT2 265/70R16 (stock size) put on all around a couple months ago. Obviously, this is a pretty tame tire. There is a shimmy (steering wheel) around 55-65 mph, so I will be taking it back in to re-balance.
Just to learn, I checked all the alignment specs in the FSM, and the shop did align it within spec. for my truck type (VZN170L-CRMDKAB)
I just went out to see how much weight they put on the wheels, and they did use combined weights (inner rim edge weights and adhesive weights on the inside of the wheel as far to the outer wheel as possible, no weights on outer rim edge). But some weights seemed excessive:
LF: 24 grams
RF: 130 grams
LR: 102 grams
RR: 66 grams
The RF and LR seem like a lot of weight, but I don't know. Is this pretty normal? I thought a defective tire may be a factor, but they are Michelins. (I guess based on recent Toyota news, maybe a name doesn't mean much anymore..)
I just want to know if this shop has its act together or not. I don't think they have a road-force machine, and I don't know if they used a Hakewa adapter (but I will ask).
If the weights sound excessive and they don't have any of this other equipment, I am going to find another shop that does.