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post #1 of 10 Old 01-31-2007, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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wheel balance problem

well i put that lift on and i wanted an aggressive look so i bought the swamper ltb's and mounted them on american racing baja wheels.but they had a hard time balancing the things,with the stick on weights that you put on the inside of the rims.but now the 15'' dia. wheels hit my front calipers on the weights knocking them off,there for i'm unbalanced again.any good a safe remedies for this?

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-31-2007, 08:21 PM
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sometimes if they need alot of weight to get it right,Ive seen them break the beads and rotate the tire on the rim about 180Degrees to see if that helps..Most times it does..But it sounds like the backspacing is too shallow...maybe spacers

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you're kind of stuck!

they can try to more evenly disperse the weights, if they had them stacked, or move them if you're only hitting at a certain point.

they can use rim mounted weights IF your rims accept them (yes, it looks like $#iT, and wheeling will likely, umm, relocate them)

you can try to have the tire balance with inside patches, which is a real pain for the tire guy's to have to mount and/dismount. you might even have them balance the rim first with tape weights on the inside, which may lessen the amount you need with the tire mounted.

or, you can run either the beads or equal, both of which are poured into the tire, and balance things out as you drive each time (don't ask me how it works , it just does)


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Ive heard of putting lead bb's in your tires to auto balance your tires, not sure if that's an urban legend or what. sounds kinda sketchy if you ask me.
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post #5 of 10 Old 02-01-2007, 04:50 AM
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Dynabeads, Airsoft pellets, metal BB's, golf balls, or (not one I would use) Equal powder.

Take your pick, weigh out 20oz or so, and add into the tire (break the bead and add).

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post #6 of 10 Old 02-01-2007, 10:14 AM
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go to a local truck stop and go where they repair tires. ask for the powder they put in the truck tires. they should ask what size tirs you have and give you the right bag. put the whole bag in the tire and remount the one side. put air in and run it down the road. the bag will break letting the powder go where it needs to be. most semi's are running this to balance the tires.
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You don't want to mess with the powder. All air has moisture in it, this moisture will cause the powder to clump and throw your tires out of ballance. I am using plain old Daisy BB's in mine right now and it works great. The thing rides like its on glass. I have 32's and put 8-9 oz. in each tire, I think 20 would be a little overkill, but it is better to have more than less.

If I do this again I would switch to the Air Soft pellets because I have now seen pics of the steel BB's rusting and falling apart. There is a chart on innovativebalancing.com that tells how much weight to use for what size tire. I reccomend you try this.

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thanks for the very valuable info fellows.sounds like the bb's or air pellets take preference
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If you search tire balancing on the web you'll find companies that make ceramic bb's so you don't have to worry about rust or corrosion.

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Originally Posted by KrazyGimp
You don't want to mess with the powder. All air has moisture in it, this moisture will cause the powder to clump and throw your tires out of ballance.
I have used equal powder for years and never had any problems with it clumping. I do like the sound of using the airsoft pellets though because the only drawback I have found with the powder is if you get it on the bead surface you will fight a never ending battle with air leaking
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