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Unread 09-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #3286
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Maybe you have reverse mount wheels, and hammer ons won't work? I used stick ons for this reason
I just went out and checked and there is stick on weights on one of my wheels I never noticed them before? That's weird after they told me they couldn't use them? I don't know but I'm going to go have them rebalanced some where else soon.

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Unread 09-06-2013, 05:20 PM   #3287
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...I'm going to go have them rebalanced some where else soon.
If it hasn't been mentioned already, try to find a shop that uses Hunter Road Force balancing equipment and if possible a technician with experience balancing big *** "knobby" tires.

Edit: Also a good technician will stop, spin the tire on the rim and re-balance until the sweet spot is found that requires the least amount of weight. Takes longer, but worth it IMO.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #3288
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Beads/sand are retarded...

I balanced a set of thoroughly used, and DIY grooved/siped comp compound tires on bead locks with sticky weights. Have never rebalanced them and I wheel my rig a lot harder than the average Joe. Reinflate to 30lbs and I'm comfortable up to 90mph.

Nothing fancy...I just use what has always worked. This whole bead craze is ridiculous, it doesn't even make sense. Can't even begin to tell you how many people have come in with wobble, shiy problems that we fixed by emtyping the tires and balancing with weights.

X2 Beads are retarded. Just balance the ****ing tire already.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 05:53 PM   #3289
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If it hasn't been mentioned already, try to find a shop that uses Hunter Road Force balancing equipment and if possible a technician with experience balancing big *** "knobby" tires.

Edit: Also a good technician will stop, spin the tire on the rim and re-balance until the sweet spot is found that requires the least amount of weight. Takes longer, but worth it IMO.
Yeah I have a few places near me with with a hunter road force balancing machine. I'm going to have to try that out. Thanks
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Unread 09-06-2013, 08:28 PM   #3290
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Fwiw, the tires I mentioned above:

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Are a lot "nobbier" than the average nitto, bfg, Goodyear discussed here. I balanced them myself, on a regular old wore out balancing machine, with about four other sets of tires under my belt (my own tires). No problems since day one. Worst tire had 10.5 oz, best had 8.5 I think. Keep in mind these are bias ply competition compound rubber that have all been cut by hand (far from symmetrical).

The trick is to find someone that's not and idiot, I guess balancing a tire is not a tough feat.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 10:41 PM   #3291
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Wow, those are nasty (in a good way)!
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Unread 09-07-2013, 01:34 PM   #3292
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The post from Erbo1Kanerbo and all subsequent posts related to it have been moved to the Wrangler General Discussion forum with the title Check it out!
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Unread 09-08-2013, 12:29 AM   #3293
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Unread 09-08-2013, 07:45 AM   #3294
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Looks GREAT trauma...understated and beefy
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Unread 09-08-2013, 08:26 AM   #3295
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Looks GREAT trauma...understated and beefy
Agreed! looks good with the flat fenders too!
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Unread 09-08-2013, 10:48 AM   #3296
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Looks GREAT trauma...understated and beefy
Great backdrop as well
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Unread 09-08-2013, 11:09 PM   #3297
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Looks GREAT trauma...understated and beefy
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Great backdrop as well
Thanks. Would've had it lifted over the summer, but I got was getting tired of the 3.8L, 4:10s, automatic, 35s combo so I opted to get it regeared. Disappointed with 5.38s and would rather have the lift right now. :
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:36 AM   #3298
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Trauma,

Why are you disappointed with the 5:38's? I have a 3.6 with the Auto and 4:10's and after I install 35's I'm planning on regearing to 5:13's. Please let me know cause you have my curiosity about whether I should go 5:38's instead. I will be taking mine on the Rubicon often so I have to take that into serious consideration. Thanks
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Unread 09-09-2013, 10:20 AM   #3299
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Trauma,

Why are you disappointed with the 5:38's? I have a 3.6 with the Auto and 4:10's and after I install 35's I'm planning on regearing to 5:13's. Please let me know cause you have my curiosity about whether I should go 5:38's instead. I will be taking mine on the Rubicon often so I have to take that into serious consideration. Thanks

with 35s and the 3.6 auto i would either do a 4:56 or 4:88 gear set... you dont need anything that low (or high? i always get confused haha) on the 3.6 unless you have larger tires.

my buddy with the 3.6 and an auto runs the 5:38 gears with his 42" tires for example.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 10:33 AM   #3300
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I was considering 4:88's in the very beginning but I was erroring to the good because I wanted a good crawl ratio for a little solid rock climbing. That's why I was so surprised over the mentioning of disappointment of the 5:13's. I know I'll lose mpg with the 5:13's (along with some wear and tear) but the good thing is my wife currently uses it as a DD and her commute is only 15 miles one way. Also I'll eventually get her the vehicle she wants and the Jeep will be all mine. I haven't thrown 4:88's out the window yet...that's why I love these forum's because it constantly keeps me on my toes thinking all the time. Just when I thought I knew what I wanted and where I'm going there a detour...arrrrrgggggggg.........(put thinking cap back on and wallet back in pocket)
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