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NEw wheels not balancing right

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Just got my new bart 15x10 8 lugs and the guy at the shop tells me he had to put 8 oz. on one of the wheels to get it to balance? Whats up with that?
    Is it common to get wheels that are made that far outta balance?

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  2. tRustyK5

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    One of my Swampers has over 20 ounces on one side...I was told this is common for larger tires.

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    Yeah, I got about that on one of my 15x8's, though it is bent. Took me about an hour to balance all five tires.

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    I tried to mount/balance one of my 31's and the guy at the tire shop said "who the hell balanced this" because of all the weight on it. Of course I didn't fess up, but I did pry out of him that if it won't balance with that much weight (not sure what his "limit" was) he would take the tire off, and try mounting it on the rim in a "different spot" if you know what I mean...basically if the rim was slightly unbalanced, and the tire was also slightly imbalanced, if on tire mounting, those two unbalanced areas happened to be pretty close to each other, you'd end up pretty badly imbalanced overall. made sense to me. My BFG 33's took almost no weights to balance, on old factory steel wheels.

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    one of my 37s on Weld wheels needs 5oz so I could see 8oz on a steel wheel and a large tire.
     
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    On my 35s they all took about 6 onces. On the other hand one of the slicks on my car took 16.5 onces to balance out. My slicks are 28x10.5-15

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