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Old 08-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Balance Tires

Currently I have the white lettering of my tires facing out and would like to have them turned around to face in. I stopped by a small shop locally and asked about doing it and was told that they also would need to be re-balanced can any confirm or deny this? I did a search but only found topic with people having trouble balancing certain types of tires or the age old argument of how often to balance. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old 08-03-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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Tires are slightly imperfect and so yes, if they are flipped around they will need to be rebalanced again. Sometimes they have to spin the tire on the wheel to get it to balance smooth.

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Dont mean to hijack but I have a question. WXman, I have a question regarding 'spinning' a wheel. I just had my tires road force balanced and they needed a hell of a lot of weight. They checked to ensure the tires were not defective and all checked out but it seemed like a lot of weight to balance them. For example, I believe one required 13oz to blance. I have 32x11.5 BFG at ko on black rock 15x8 aluminum rims. Would this be an example were spinning them would be required and what is does spinning mean. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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Yes anytime you dismount a tire it will need to be rebalanced
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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Dont mean to hijack but I have a question. WXman, I have a question regarding 'spinning' a wheel. I just had my tires road force balanced and they needed a hell of a lot of weight. They checked to ensure the tires were not defective and all checked out but it seemed like a lot of weight to balance them. For example, I believe one required 13oz to blance. I have 32x11.5 BFG at ko on black rock 15x8 aluminum rims. Would this be an example were spinning them would be required and what is does spinning mean. Thanks in advance.
Spinning means dismount a tire Spin it a little bit on the wheel, reseat the tire and try to balance it again with less weight
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:53 AM   #6
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Spinning means dismount a tire Spin it a little bit on the wheel, reseat the tire and try to balance it again with less weight
Also called match mounting I believe.

This should have been done on the road force machine.

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Numbers for the tire and wheel and then the tech should of broke the bead and spunthe tire to match highs and lows. If the tech did not do this you got ripped off
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:44 AM   #7
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Thanks for the input. I will be going back today and thankfully, am only being charged 5 dollars a tire and the tech will be working on it again today here on base. I will go back with the information I've learned.

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