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Old 09-22-2021, 04:49 PM   #1
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Wheel Weights / Wheel Balance

I am having a very difficult time getting my wheels balanced. I
bought new tires earlier in the year, and of course the wheels were
balanced in the process. However, before I got even a mile down
the road I heard things hitting the wheel wells, and when driving
at a very slow speed I could hear a scraping noise. The scraping
noise turned out to be wheel weights sliding around on the rim, and
some of the weights were missing. They have tried three times to
get weights to stay on, using lead weights and aluminum weights,
which have a tighter grip on the rims, but even the aluminum weights
will not stay on.

I discussed the issue with the tech, and he said that it is likely
that wheel thickness is different with newser wheels, and the weights
are made for the newer wheels so will not stay on my old 1997 wheels.

That sounds like it might be a reasonable explanation, so does
anyone have any ideas about how I can get weights to stay on, or
am going to have to buy new wheels to solve the problem.
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I use balancing beads in all our tires. Never have to worry about weights coming off!
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Old 09-22-2021, 05:00 PM   #3
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Might want to go the Balance Bead route. Run them in my Harleys ....
https://www.abcbalancingbeads.com/be...-over-weights/
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if not wanting beads.... then tell tech get the right weights.. I have all styles and stick ons etc.... I aint a tire shop either,,, collision repair
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Use the right weights or use the stick on weights.

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i just put new aluminum wheels on my class A and new tires and they said either no weights or beads,so beads it was.
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Old 09-22-2021, 06:54 PM   #7
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There's always centramatics.
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Do Balancing Beads for Dually Tires really work?

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There's always centramatics.
Centramatics for sure! I have used them on all 4 of my coaches and they just work.
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Was just wondering if the tire shops have problems with slip and fall injuries when breaking down tires filled with beads.
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Get a new tire store! In my younger years, I sold and installed tires. I never had an issue with weights coming off. If the wheel is appropriately cleaned, the stick on weights will never come off, unless they're hitting the brake assembly.

Clamp on weights have worked for 75+ years. Bend the weight to conform to the rim and then squeeze the metal clamp so it's tight before installation.
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I use centramatics also and they seem to work good.
https://www.centramatic.com/
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if not wanting beads.... then tell tech get the right weights.. I have all styles and stick ons etc.... I aint a tire shop either,,, collision repair
Stick-on weights are made for aluminum rims.
Then again he could purchase Cetramatic balancers and never again be concerned with balancing.
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Stick-on weights are made for aluminum rims.
Then again he could purchase Cetramatic balancers and never again be concerned with balancing.
stick on weights should work on steel rims also.
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