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Can TSL'S be balanced?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlitzK5, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. BlitzK5

    BlitzK5 1/2 ton status

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    I just bought 38.5X15.5" TSL Radials from Kal tire and they said they could'nt balance them and its not worth it. Are they bullsh*ting me here or what?
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    camok5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If its a radial it can be balanced but most tire places dont have balancers big enough plus they can take alot of weights.
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I threw (read: manhandled) one of my old 40" TSLs on the balancer and it said 18 oz one side and 12 other. Hmmm, with the heaviest weights I had I cover 1/2 the rim on that side and got it within 6 oz. These were also used and worn. My new 40s caome in around 6-10 oz generally. Search for golf ball and BB balancing. I would avoid powerder balancing material.
     
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    golf balls work, I have Equil in mine but like was said aviod powder ,it can clot. If I have clotting problems then I may through in 4 golf balls per tire to brake it up . I would have went with golfballs only but I was far from home and could not stand the tire hop anymore,and Equil gets blown in through the valve stem so the ride home was smooth
     
  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I hate people like that.....it's just ignorant. Of course you can balance them, it's just more work and most shops don't have the equipment of expertise to do it... the real term you are probably looking for is "tire truing"

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86909&highlight=tire+truing


    I have a set of the bias-ply TSLs and they now roll at 70mph as smooth as glass. Swampers don't typically come out of the molds in a round shape (more like egg shaped) but with the truing you can make them round, and then balancing becomes a lot easier.


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    go to a place that balances Truck Tires, they can glue weight patches inside the tires for balancing them
     
  7. sweetk30

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    also i have found the bias balence best on a old style bubble balencer.
     

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