Originally Posted by BrettBretterson
I agree with you on duratrac's not being loud, as well as dealerships not being good places to have tires balanced. You are confused about your wheel statement though, it's WAY more common for tires to be out of round than for wheels to be, unless the wheel has a bend in it that is causing a hop. Tires are almost always the culprit for balancing issues.
BTW OP, any interest in selling your Duratrac's if you're switching them out?
Yes, you are correct, the tire is the part of the wheel tire combo that is what causes the imbalance, however the WHEEL is what makes it DIFFICULT to balance. If you can use hammer on weights on a wheel inside and out, it is easy to balance, no matter what unless you have faulty equipment.
However if you need to use adhesive backed weights, because of the wheel design, especially on wheels with a lower offset, it can be very difficult. Many people try to dynamic balance a wheel that they should just static balance due to the low offset and need for adhesive backed weights. It is especially common on truck wheels.