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Tire Balancing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 2High4U, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. 2High4U

    2High4U 1/2 ton status

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    A friend of mine has a tire changer, if i mount them myself is there any special way of doing this? How much does it cost to balance 33's
     
  2. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    For home use there are the simple & cheap static balancers, just a stand you center the rim perfectly on, and add weights to any side that is dropping
    Stores usally charge $8-10/tire for balancing. Discount tire has a $35 or $40 lifetime, take it in, pay the fee, they balance, then you can take your rig back there anytime you want as often as your want for free balancing during the life of that tire.
     
  3. sandawgk5

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    For a 33 you need about 8-10 oz of dynamic balancing and you never have to touch them again. I am putting 14oz of airsoft BBs in my 37s. Try 3 old golf balls you can buy xouts at your store of choice for about $5 a dozen.

    If you want to know how many air soft pellets you need check here.
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145208&highlight=air-soft

    Ira
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Geargrinder 1/2 ton status

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    I run 35's with no balance at all, and they feel just fine;) I have them up to 70mph on a regular basis and I have no vibrations at all. U might try just mounting them and drive on 'em 1st and see if U even need to balance 'em.
     
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    Fixed it.

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Ira
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    same exact thing for me also.
     

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