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Balancing 7089's w/Destination A/T's

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by mrsarcastic79, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    mrsarcastic79

    mrsarcastic79 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys I just had my P265/70/17 Destination A/T's mounted and balanced onto the 17x8 7089's. I have a couple of questions for some of you. When balancing what type of weights did your installers use? For me they tried using the sticky weights but they kept falling off during balancing so they ended up using the clip-ons on the inside rim lip. They said it was because of the cast blast finish. Does this sound right to you guys? Sounded a little off to me. Also they had to use between 4-9 ounces of weight per tire to get it balanced. This seems outrageous to me. Not that its noticeable but from the inside you can see the weights cover a quarter of the rim lip. Watcha guys think???
    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    Carlo

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    I just got a set of 265/75/16's mounted on my stock rims last week....not even close to that much weight. I have heard of them putting the weight on the backside with nice rims. I would take back and talk with the manager and ask him what's up.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    Devildoc

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    Have the same rims but on Nitto Terra grapplers. Have weights on the inside lip but only have one or two weights. Must be due to your tires, are they new or had a bit mileage on them?
     
  4. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    Black08Taco

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    Firestones are a bastard to balance..(i work for a tire shop)...and yes it is possible to use sticky weight with painted wheels, just tell them to clean the wheels better...
     
  5. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    Brand new tires straight from Firestone.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    mrsarcastic79

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    thanks guys for the input will talk with the tire shop tomorrow
     
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