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Old 04-28-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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Having trouble balancing tires

I got a used set of 33" swamper ssr's and i cant get them balanced. I had the same tire on it in a 31 and had no problems. I went to a tire shop and had them balanced. The tire guy said that he had to put 32 Oz on one and Oz on the other. The tires are still out of wack. There is no uneven wear. i am at a loss. Has anyone had this problem or do i just have a bad set of tires?

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Old 04-28-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
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yeah there bentt.. tell him to get them as best he can.. or buy new rim.. sometimes the tires are just not right due to uneven wear

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Its not a rim issue. The rims are fine and the tread is the same depth all around
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:00 PM   #4
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have him put just rim in machine
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:08 PM   #5
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I had the same problem with a set of tires a long time ago I know for a fact that it was the tires in my case because the rims were brand new and it went away when I bought new tires. I could not get them to balance if my life depended on it. I had a ford ranger with a set of 15x8 soft eights and a set of used 33" all terrains that I bought locally it was a big mistake buying the used tires I'll never do that again without testing them out before making the deal.
Two of the tires would balance the other two had weights halfway around the rims on both sides it was ridiculous and they still were not perfect.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:17 PM   #6
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Rotate the tire on rim?
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:30 PM   #7
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set of 33" swamper ssr's

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Try these: Tire Balancing Products
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:45 PM   #8
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balancing issue

Mark a line on the tire sidewall and break the bead of the tire off the rim
And move the tire halfway around the rim and try it then sometimes this
Will cut the amount of weights down. Also make sure the balancer is calibrated.
You might just have a bad set of tires you can't always visually see a bad tire.
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I have heard something about bb s or beads inside the tire will help. Anyone hear of this?
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I have heard something about bb s or beads inside the tire will help. Anyone hear of this?
Yes. Click the link above.
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Use the locator at this site to find a place that uses one of these.

I had an MTR that drove every balancer I tried nuts. This thing solved the problem, now it's smooth as glass.

It may be a little more expensive to have them use it - it's more involved than just throwing weights on, but it's well worth it.

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Old 04-28-2009, 11:39 PM   #12
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yes bbs will work!! my body had done and it was a success, but only do it as a last resort because every traffic light you hit you will hear the bbs bouncing on your rim from the inside... and it gets annoying. lol

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