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Tire Balance ??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wayne, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I need to know how I should balance my tires. I was told to use the balance power, or I was told golf balls work too. I know they can be balanced by glueing weight on the inside of the tire too. Which way is the best way to do this.

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    I would think glueing wieghted patches on the inside of the tire would be best. I would worry about moisture and the 'powder'. As for any floating balance method (steel shot, golf balls etc.) every time you stop or hit a good bump the balance will be off.
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    I was thinking about the moisture deal on the powder too but was told it is not a problem and they use it on the big rigs.

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    They clean and ruff up the tire inside and glue it on. Similar to what they do to patch a tire. It may even be heated too, I am not sure. The balance patch is the best way because it puts the weight WAY out there where it is best. To balance out the same amout in at the rim requires more weight.

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    Heck there is enough weights on my rims to do 5 cars with normal size tires.

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    Just make sure you have the tires checked to make sure they are not out of round too.
    I have found that at least 2 of mine are. I have to get back with the destributor to see what we can do about this.

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    swampers cant be balanced is what i ended up deciding.
    least not any of the ones i tried.
    never found anyone to do the inside the carcass thing, but it wouldnt help with the out of round issue.
    the powder idea was a wash. yes they do it to hiway tractors, bet it doesnt work for them either.
    i ran it for a few years.
    you are trying to balance the 35s in your profile or something larger?
    the first rule of tires is they have to be round.
    after that, true.
    if you have those 2 things go for the inside the tire balance pads.
     

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