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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5elky, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. k5elky

    k5elky Registered Member

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    I RECENTLY INSTALLED SOME USED 40 INCH GROUND HAWGS AND THE RIDE HAS BEEN HORRIBLE SINCE THEN. IT FEELS LIKE THE TRUCK IS FALLING APART. IT BOUNCES SHAKES AND IT FEELS LIKE I HAVE NO CONTROL. THEY ARE NOT BALANCED.. CAN THAT BE THE PROBLEM?
     
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    YES, THAT IS LIKELY THE PROBLEM.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes that IS most likely the problem /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    you beat me by seconds /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  5. k5elky

    k5elky Registered Member

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    thanks guys! I did want to have them balance but all shops around here say the tires are too big for their equipment. Anyone know where I can get them balanced?
     
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    thanks guys! I did want to have them balance but all shops around here say the tires are too big for their equipment. Anyone know where I can get them balanced?

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    That all depends on where you are...

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    Toss about half a dozen golf balls in em. If it still shakes add some more.
     
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    Yep, golf balls work, but for that big of a tire I'd go with more like 8 or 9 to start. You can also put about 1/4 lb of BBs in each one of them.
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    its called Bias ply.you can balance all you want and it will still ride like crap................................
     
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    how in the hell do golf balls or bbs make it balance
     
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    A roating tire will automatically balance itself if there a is a movable mass like golf balls or bbs to do it. As long as there is enough movable mass the tire will become perfectly balanced.
     
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    Someone once explained the physics to me, but it's much easier to just say that it works. It works. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    seen a Article in one of the magazines about Balancing large tires like yours.The problem with bias ply tires is that they are not perfectly round like a radial tire.what they do is spin the tire while it is on the truck.(jacked up)as the tire spins a cutter removes the high spots of rubber and they end up Round,from what the article said the outcome is a great improvment.....
     
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    I'm in L.A, Ca. I called 4wheel parts and they charge $25 per tire. Should I go ahead and get it done there, or am I better off putting gold balls in there?
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What type of balancing????
     
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    I dunno. I explained what problems I've been having and he said that rotate and balance is what I need. is there dif types?
     
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    dynamic, static, road force analysis... yes, lots of different kinds of balancing. I would try the golf balls first, weights tend to fall off when you go offroad, so you'd just have to get it redone. The golf balls are like active balancing, they'll constantly readjust themselves to keep the tire balanced.
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep,spin balance,static balance,sand balance,Shaving like I explained in the one post,also someone told me if you find a shop that does large truck tires they add rubber patch weights on the inside of the tires.no visable weights,Expensive though
     
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    k, i'll try the golfballs and see how that works. Would 8 in each tire do the job? would it be a bad idea to put a bunch...maybe 12, 13 or 14? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif thanks for all the help guys
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    did you try fooling with the air pressure.what did you inflate them to?(pressure)
     

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