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post #1 of 15 Old 05-01-2007, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel/Tire Balancing?

Who does it and who doesn't? I have heard both ways so just curious.

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All wheels should at the very least be checked after a new tire is put on. Most tires I have found are virtually balanced from the factory and need little or no adjustment as long as the wheel is balanced. But always check them.
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All wheels should at the very least be checked after a new tire is put on. Most tires I have found are virtually balanced from the factory and need little or no adjustment as long as the wheel is balanced. But always check them.
always balance them. Why not?
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Some brands, like dunop, come with a yellow dot on the side of the tire. If you line that up with the air nozzle on the wheel it won't need balancing. I have always balanced mine when changing them. The rear is as big a deal but if the front is off you will get a bad vibration at higher speeds.

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Some brands, like dunop, come with a yellow dot on the side of the tire. If you line that up with the air nozzle on the wheel it won't need balancing. I have always balanced mine when changing them. The rear is as big a deal but if the front is off you will get a bad vibration at higher speeds.

while you should always align them on the dot it does not mean that they will for sure be balanced correctly.
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while you should always align them on the dot it does not mean that they will for sure be balanced correctly.
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Yeah that's true. I still check them but i haven't found any off yet. Course i've only went through a few sets of the qualifiers so far.

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while you should always align them on the dot it does not mean that they will for sure be balanced correctly.
very true and i've used other brands besides Funlops that have some sort of marking and lined it up with the valve stem and still required balancing with additional weight.

I static balance my own and have for some years now mainly because i feel i'll do a far superior job than any/most shops.

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I'm going to buy a balancer, spoons, rim guards. The last time i took my wheels to the shop. they put the tire on backward. No more for me. Time to do it myself.

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I'm going to buy a balancer, spoons, rim guards. The last time i took my wheels to the shop. they put the tire on backward. No more for me. Time to do it myself.

You may want to check out http://www.nomartirechanger.com/
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