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New TSL's coming in...a question.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tRustyK5, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. tRustyK5

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    New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    My new 39.5's are finally coming in.../forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I will be running them on my 15x10 8 lug rims and they obviously won't be getting balanced. I know golf balls and BB's have been discussed for centrifugal balancing and that is what I'd like to do as well.

    What is the concensus for how many golf balls or BB's to run? I was thinking of about 8 oz of BB's...is that enough or too much or what?

    Rene
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    You might have to experiment on that one. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    I gave up long ago and just live with the wobble. The tire people here get pissed when I show up with them. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    Try running them first and see how they are. My 36's are running just fine with no weights. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    A freind of mine is running 38's with no weights /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    The worn 39.5's on the truck now run smooth all the way up to 70 mph...and that is with no balancing of any sort. I'm not counting on getting that lucky with a new set.

    I guess I need a ballpark idea of what works OK from those that have had any sucess at all.

    Rene
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    I know peeps debate the quality of Equal, but it is pretty damn cheap ($7/39.5 from 4wpw) and it works for me...

    j
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    Mine wobble like I have a cow wrapped around the rim.

    I gave up and bought a car trailor. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Good luck with your search.
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    OK, one more question.

    I have two sets of 15" 8 lug rims. 15x8's with the worn 39.5's on em and a set of 15x10's with my old 36" TSL's on em. The 36's have always run badly no matter what type of balancing has been tried and I suspect a bad rim might be the root cause. The narrower rims with the 39.5's do currently run smooth.

    So, do I install the new tires on a narrower than ideal rim...or take a chance on the 15x10's?

    Rene
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    You might want to look into those Centramatic wheel balancers too. Lots of people here are running them and they seem to do good for TSL's up 90 mph. I was so impressed I've contacted them regarding wholesale.
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    No equal for me thanks.

    Rene
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    Mike,

    The centramatic's do exactly the same thing as BB's inside the tire. The BB's are just farther from the axle centerline so you should need less weight out there...

    Anyone know approximately how much wieght the centra-matics are loaded with?

    rene
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    who was the first to try this, and did it really work?i've had lots of bias ply tires over the years and some were fine and some wobbled more than ten miles before they smoothed out,it also depended were i parked.even my cheesy little 33in boggers on my DD barely shake going to work,even after a cold night but i park at work the same day and it gets to 88 degrees at they shake for 5 miles. both places are cement. the 36's on my blazer are somewhat balanced, the driver front tire had 9.5 pounds of weight until it was mounted and the caliper smacked about 3 pounds off. they are still smoother than the boggers. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

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    OK, one more question.

    So, do I install the new tires on a narrower than ideal rim...or take a chance on the 15x10's?

    Rene

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Is there a chance you can take both sets and have them spin the wider rims without a tire mounted to see if the wheels are okay?
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    There's some sites that sell mouse balls, and I think I will be using those on my 38.5's....
     
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    How cruel Steph...think of all the poor mice that sacrificed their balls for your tires. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Lara,

    I might have both sets of rims spun to check them for trueness and out of round. Should be fun heading down to the tire shop with 12 swampers and 8 rims...

    Rene
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    The BB's or other free rolling weights inside the tire does work, but knowing how much is a bit of a trick I suppose. I know Depdog had some success but I can't recall how much he used.

    I hope to get them reasonably balanced before driving to Moab for Blazer Bash.

    Rene
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

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    Mine wobble like I have a cow wrapped around the rim.

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    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Moooo *thump-thump* Moooo *thump-thump* Moooo *thump-thump*

    Arrr-right...
     
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    <font color="green"> Steph, where are you getting your mouse balls? The only site I found that sold them were way expensive, I would use golf balls before paying what they wanted for them. I have 12 mouse balls in each of my 42s, I have no idea how they're going to work though since I haven't driven on them yet. </font>
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    groove them.

    that is what i did to my 39.5's an they run fine.

    39.5x15x16.5 TSL's
    16.5x9.75 steel rims
    .250 grooves (Watson Style)
    16 PSI
    Good to 72 MPH
     
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    Re: New TSL\'s coming in...a question.

    well if you dont have beadlocks the 8" rims would be my choice just so you can air down more and they stay on the rim better...as far as balancing goes my 36s suck....i finally just pulled whats left of the wheel weights off and deal with the shake....
     
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    Send me your iron.../forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Rene
     

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