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My trxus m/t's are finally balanced.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JK5, May 16, 2005.

  1. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have Trxus m/t's mounted on US wheel 16x10 wagons.
    I had my local tire installer mount and balance...
    he said there was a problem with the wheels...
    he put 8 oz of weight on each wheel...and still can't balance them...
    he can only get them close and I feel a vibe at 55-60 mph.

    I talked to Summit Racing where I purchased the wheels...
    they said they can check the wheels for quality issues if I dismount the tire.
    They also said...US wheels are rarely found to be defective.

    What would you do if you were me???...I hate vibs.
    The guy at the tire shop talked about using Calcium in my tires...
     
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    Can they do a road force balance on them, and check for trueness of the wheel? Our balancer here at work does all of that stuff and it will cure some pretty annoying vibrations.
     
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    I think that if he got the tire balance "close" then he didn't get it to balance out to zero.
    Sometimes when you can't get a tire to balance out, you need to break it down off the bead again and rotate the tire 180 degrees on the rim and then pop it back on the bead and try to balance it again. :thumb:
    good luck.
     
  4. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Not sure...I'll check.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I asked about turning the tire 180....he said he did that too.
    I'm starting to think...it's there equipment they're using.
     
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    The same balancer that does the road force balance can check wheel runout. It can be done with the tire still mounted in about 30 seconds. The only new steel wheels I have found to be bent were from being dropped or handled inproperly. Lots of techs mistake hops on larger tires as bad wheels.
     
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    I would question the roundness of the Super Swamper tires before the trueness of the wheels. I have US Wheels from Summit in my 35" General Grabber MT's, and I didn't even balance them and still have NO vibrations. I have had many sets of Swampers that were not round.
     
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    yah ,swampers arnt round! and they seem to get less round the more miles you get on them
     
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    the guy that said fill them with calcium in the tires is drinking the stuff. that is for loading tires for weight like loaders or tractors and such not for street use at all. and find a shop with a road force balencer and try them. plus swampers arnt true and round as others. my 2 sets have done it at 35-40 miles and it never was to much for me. and that was with balence and no balence. good luck.
     
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    I found a shop in Medina that does road force balancing..
    I let you guys know what they find..

    Thanks for the replys!!!! :cool1:
     
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    I still think it's probably the Trxus tires and not the wheels. My 265's have a noticable, but liveable, vibration at certain speeds even after checking the balance twice and rotating them on the rims (I balance them myself and the machine is checked regularly for calibration). Some of them have around 8 ounces of weight and still didn't zero out. The rims are the factory alloys that had no noticable vibrations and only around an ounce of weight each wth the factory Michelin tires.

    You should be able to simply dismount the tires and put the wheel itself on the balancer to see what it says.
     
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    I never had any balancing problems with my TRXUs'. Had them balanceed quite a few times and well never had a problem except finding a shop that didn't charge an arm and a leg for 35" tires to be balanced. One shop quoted me 60 a tire. :mad: Told them to take their precious lead and shove it.
     
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    Whooohooooo!!! They're balanced!!!! :D :D

    The shop that did the work found nothing wrong with the tires or the wheels.
    They said they balanced without an issue for $38.

    I just had to wait...and talk to some hot woman for an hour and a half. :grin:
     

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