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tires how much weight is to much

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by meanmudder, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. meanmudder

    meanmudder 1/2 ton status

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    42-15-16.5 ss two tires took 32 oz of weights
    1 tire took 33 oz of weights and 1 tire took 10 oz of weights
    3 tires bad ??
     
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    what kind of tires?
    my 36" swampers took up to 7oz
     
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    super swamper tsl
     
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    that is the exact reason most folks dont bother to balance them(tires larger than 38'') all the way.
    they cost a lot to balance and take a long time. and use off road weights do not always last that long. so it can be a consistant fight to not vibrate.
    grant
     
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    Was this on brand new tires that had never been run before? If so, they were probably flat spotted real bad. If you want to try and get a decent balance on them, I would drive the truck a bit, then right before they are balanced, drive it for a few miles to make sure the tires are up to operating temperature.

    I tried balance powder in mine with minimal success. I'm gonna try 1/2 dozen golf balls in each tire next. I suspect part of my problem is my beadlocks, though.

    Swampers also chunk pretty bad when used hard off road, making it hard to maintain good balance using conventional weights. Plus most of them are square.

    Pete
     
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    there is the powder balence and there is a liquid balence i worked at bruces tire in fremont and all all semis or off road tires we would use the liquid balence it also stops rust from forming. it works pretty good but cost 25 bucks a bottle and for those tires it would take 1 each just my .02
     
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    my 39 boggers took:

    18 oz
    22 oz
    25 oz

    and last but not least......36 oz

    that last one is running on the left rear...my buddy owns the shop that i got em from so im gonna go back after i put some miles on them and get them rebalanced.

    Later
     

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