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Old 04-04-2021, 06:53 PM   #1
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Tire balancing

I'm sure this has been discussed but I couldn't find anything, new tires on my 5r soon, do they need to be balanced?
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There are those that will say yes and there are those that will say no. In the yes crowd there are those that will say all you need is balance weights of whatever variety, there are at least a couple of types, there are those that say use the beads inside the tire and there are those that will say use centramatic balancers. The beads and the centramatics are dynamic and the weights are just like what is used on your car depending on whether you had steel or aluminum wheels. This is a complete can of worms and there will be no consenus as to what is "best". There is a ton of posts on this subject which yoiu can find by using the search button in the blue bar at the top of the page. You'll have to read the arguments and make up your own mind. Bet you didn't think this was such a controversial subject did you. Happy reading.
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I am a retired mechanical engineer and I am in the camp that if it goes round and round, it needs to be balanced.

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I balance all my trailer tires - the rv- 2 boat trailers and 3 equipment trailers.
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I'm in the balance anything on bearings. Trailer has less stuff moved around and in my humble opinion it S smoother tow
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I always have all tires spin balanced on all vehicles including all 6 of my 22.5 Michelin's.
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Old 04-04-2021, 10:22 PM   #7
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I am a retired mechanical engineer and I am in the camp that if it goes round and round, it needs to be balanced.

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YEP....
Goes round & round at speed....balance
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Yep, if it spins it needs to be balanced. If it isnít balanced then it will shake!
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Here you are. I report, you decide.....
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Man, either that is the worst balancing job ever or the wheel is horribly unbalanced to begin with. No way would I want that amount of weights on a wheel.
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I have always balanced trailer tires. I've had shops look at me like i'm crazy, and tell me trailer tires don't need balancing. I figure if they don't get it after they see it takes 4 or 5 ounces to balance them, I'm not gonna be able to explain it to them. I just ask how much I owe them, then drive away without vibration.
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Here you are. I report, you decide.....
22 ---1/4oz sticky weights on right side outer

20 ---1/4oz sticky weights on left inner

Then is should just need 2 weights



Seriously...your need a better tire shop
Industry Standard is 14 ---1/4oz weights (3.75 oz TOTAL)

You have 5.5 oz on right side offset by 5 oz on left side
10.5 oz TOTAL

Tire should be removed from rim....rim balance checked to see IF it is a bad wheel
THEN
Tire should be rotated on rim and rebalanced by a 'tire shop'
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Here you are. I report, you decide.....
That's called chasing weights. Someone doesn't know how to use a tire balancer!
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Here you are. I report, you decide.....

I have seen this actually quiet often. I have never done this (balanced tires) so I probably shouldn't comment, but it is almost like this is the easiest way of balancing tires faster. I would think the proper way would be to break the bead & start over until it gets a little closer. Probably some kid with no work ethic.


Aah if I would have just read the post above I would have proven myself correct. Yeah just seems like a lazy employee. Thanks to the government paying everybody more money to stay home you can't even find lazy employees now!
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