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Old 09-03-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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equal tire balancing.

So i dropped my jeep off at the garage to get the crager 8 rims put on. I come back later and find that the rims are still in the trunk....

The garage guy said that he ordered some Equal balancing powder in order to balance my rims better and that i can come back when he gets the powder.

I dont mind the lead weights and how they look, it's not a problem.
The only reason he wanted to use the powder was to not ruin the look of the rims.

Does anyone have experience with this?
He said at low speeds and starting the car from a stop there may be some shaking. im not sure though i wanna get some opinions.

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Old 09-03-2010, 04:10 PM   #2
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It works ok I guess....how come he just didnt put the weights on the inside lip?

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Old 09-03-2010, 04:11 PM   #3
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Is there wobble or shaking when you start off from a stop? that's the only reason i wouldnt get it. And he said weight have to be on both sides.
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I have used something like it. Worked ok for my trail rig, but you have to install some special valve cores so the crap does not blow out I guess. And if you go need to get them rebalanced down the road and they don't have the stuff.. they you have to demount the tire and remove it. Go with weights much easier for you.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:13 PM   #5
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Thats bs, they can put the weight wherever they want and it will do the same. I never have weights hammered on the outside of my wheels (call me anal)
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Sounds to me like more money ! I always have them put the weights on the inside only and have never had any problems.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:18 PM   #7
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Yeah my dad said weights would be better too, it's a sure thing i dont really wanna experiment with my tires.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:32 PM   #8
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And the powder is actually cheaper.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:43 PM   #9
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Cheaper than what? Lead weights? You might wanna make sure....last time I tried that magic stuff it was 8 bucks a bag and its only good for 6-8oz....and most of your bigger tires are gonna take more than that
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Thats bs, they can put the weight wherever they want and it will do the same. I never have weights hammered on the outside of my wheels (call me anal)
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:06 PM   #11
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Go with the weights, equal works OK but if you have a flat fixed you have to refill the tire with more equal. Lead weights will last the life of the tire.
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Just have the tire jockey use stick-on weights applied to the inside part of the wheel where they are out of the way of trail damage and probably won't even show. Centrifugal force will keep them stuck in place and you won't be able to knock them off on the trail. I have been balancing all my tires up to 35" that way for years and that method has been problem-free.

Sorry for the Camaro wheel picture but I couldn't find a better picture showing the weights and how they are stuck onto the inside part of the wheel.
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