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Balancing 33's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Nov 18, 2005.

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How do you balance 33's?

  1. Lead weights on wheels

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  2. Golf Balls

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  3. Some other Blancing Media

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  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    What is the best way to balance 33" TSL, Bias tires on stock 16.5x6.75 wheels?
     
  2. fireplug

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    Balancing beads for sure.
     
  3. sled_dog

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    33s should balance out fine with weights on the wheel, get a good normal balance done like that.
     
  4. Cmoe

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    Lots of lead! Pound-on weights are the best to balance. better weight placement......
     
  5. 78Suburban

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    cool, guess I'm looking at getting a tireshop to mount my tires and balance them..... I hope they don't throw a fit about putting 12.50 tires on a 6.75" wheel :p:
     
  6. muddyblzr

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    you the weigth that stick to the flat part of the wheel. ive never had good luck keeping the ones that hammer onto the lip they always seem to fall off after offroading. ive never had the ones that stick to the wheel do that though. 33'' will balance out fairly easily
     
  7. KTEX

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    The best balance possible is to find a shop with a roadforce balancer,it takes a while,but basically the machine will find the heavy spot of your tire and heavest wheel spot.you reindex the tire to wheel for the best balance.wheel wieghts are fine.
     
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    roadforce balancing shouldn't take much if any more time then a n ormal balancer. The one we had at school was quick and easy.
     
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    Hammer weights are fine as long as you keep the off of rocks. Stick ons ar better unless you see alot of mud or deep water. Golf balls are too big for a 33 on a 16.5. Airsofts BBs are nice, but I think they are over kill for a 33. If those were mine I would go hammer ons and keep an eye on the weights after wheelin.
     
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    hammer ons honestly might be kinda hard on a wheel that narror because of how wide the tire is I once was told to balance some tires 33/14.5/15 on a ranger , and the rims were 8" wide , and i couldn't even get a weight on it because of the tire stickin out so far told the customer we couldn't do em
     
  11. 78Suburban

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    so hammer ons might not fit on this wheel/tire combo?
    I wonder what would happen if I didn't balance them at all? :
     
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    I'm really surprised that more guys aren't supporting 'beads' they don't get knocked off in the mud or water or anything and work great. I had them in my 33's before I went to 37's and they fixed my square tires. I don't have them on my 37's yet but I will.
     
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    you may have to go to a little mom n pop or crackhead type of tire shop to mount those 12.5's on those narrow rims,,,some of the bigger corps like Big O or Discount may not want to deal with it,,, claiming a saftey hazzard or something.

    i usually get all my "iffy" work done at the local crackhead tire shop, and is usually much cheaper.

    just make sure you hang around and kinda watch the work they are doing. :D
     
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    I had 33" tsl bias plys and they were a pain in the butt to balance and didn't hold it well as the tires cupped/wore real bad. I only had 11000 miles on them when I got rid of them. I kept an eye on these, rotating and everything. If you use lead weights, get a dynamic balance(weights on both sides). I had mine balanced 3 times and the weights were all over the place each time(one shop once and another twice). Just my experience with 33" TSLs.
    I swapped to 35" bfgs and didn't even balance the rear and bubble balanced the front and they were smoother than the TSLs.
     
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    Lead weights are great until you rip them off four wheeling. I will run the balancing media on my next set of tires.

    Harley
     
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    it might work , and crazy vibes probably
     
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    If your out playing in rock hard enough to knock off hammer-on weights, don't you think your chewing up the tires and rims enough that they should be re-balanced anywhy?

    The reason I dont like the tape weights are I'm rumming 15" rims.... and if your playing in rocks don't the get in there at times and chew them up too?
     
  18. 78Suburban

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    Those are the same tires I will be getting. So other than the DD issues (Mine is trail only) did you have any other complaints? Did they perform well off road? Did they clean well?
    thanks,
    James
     
  19. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    Balancing tires with golf balls? What are you guys talking about? :doah: I've never heard that term before!
     

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