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Old 06-21-2013, 05:30 PM   #31
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Again, hammering weights onto wheels like that simply won't work for Jeeps that see much offroad time. Weights installed like that are too easily scraped off by rocks, obstacles, etc. You won't see an experienced offroader who does trails more difficult than a dirt road with hammered-on wheel weights. At least not for long.

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true... but then they aren't much concerned with balanced wheels anyways, as their average speed is 10 mph. and the build up of mud pretty much makes weights useless anyway

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true... but then they aren't much concerned with balanced wheels anyways, as their average speed is 10 mph. and the build up of mud pretty much makes weights useless anyway
Are we now talking about mud boggers whose Jeeps are trailered on the highways?
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not necessarily. if you do a lot of off roading/mudding you probably don't care about on road performance/vibrations or have to much mud in your tires for weights to be of any use.

point being that if he took the time to have his spare tire balanced, he most likely doesn't do any hard-core off-roading, meaning that hammer on weights are his best option for on road performance
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:18 PM   #35
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I never had a problem knocking one off.
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Most modern offroad style tires now have the "rim protector" type beads/sidewalls. I don't think clip on weights are as much a problem anymore.
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If you're not doing trails that are tough enough to have to rub your tires/wheels at times, clip-on weights would be ok. My wheels are always up against something so clip-on weighs absolutely don't work for me. It all depends on how difficult your offroad trails are.
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Not everyone wheels in rocks. I don't have anything like that close to me (that I know of) so all my jeep gets to play in is sand at the beach and dried up washboard ranch roads. Maybe it'll rain enough one of these days to make mud!

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