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excessive wheel weights

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ak47, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    ak47

    ak47 [OP] v.hey its my Avatar avatar.v

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    Okay so i took my truck to walmart to get my tires balanced. i know bad decision but i watched the guy the whole time and for $5 a tire i couldnt beat it. Anyhow my question is it seemed like he was putting alot of weights on. i was watching his machine and the tires were balanced. I was just wondering what would cause my tires to be so far off balance.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    ScottyKC

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    What kind of tires?
     
  3. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    08pretaco

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  4. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    ak47

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    they are pinnacle grizzly grips. lol idk the dealer put them on when i bought my truck. maybe they forgot to balance them.
    anyone see any problems with having that much weight on them?
     
  5. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    mwild

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    It shouldnt be a problem as long as they are balanced with it all on their.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    Tires & wheels aren't molded perfectly balanced. Sometimes when these two are mounted together their heavy sides end up on the same side, I used to work at a tire store and when this happened we usually deflate the tire and break the bead from the rim and spin it 180 degrees so the two heavy sides are across each other. Sometimes they cancel each other out and we find that zero or very little weight are needed.
    Next time, tell the tire guy to try this method it might work for you. Or you might find that some tire/wheel combos are just hard to balance, but it couldn't hurt to try.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    100% correct!:burnrubber:
     
  8. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    moto932

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    when i put my wheels on that i got from a member on here, they put 2 layers of weights on 2 of the wheels because they are slightly bent. i wasnt real happy to hear that :(
     
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