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Old 09-24-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Holy Tire weights!!

This is a brand new Rugged Ridge 15x10 steel wheel and a brand new 35x12.5x15 BFG KM2... This seems like an excessive amount of weight to balance this tire.. I had five of these mounted and balanced (three rims where used) this was the only one that took this much weight to balance..Im thinking about having the tire dismounted and spun 180 then remounted and balanced. any ideas? or input? thanks....

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Old 09-24-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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have them take it off and spin it you should use a lot less weights that way

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Old 09-24-2011, 07:25 PM   #3
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I would like to slap the guy that did that. What ever happened to pride in ones work?
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #4
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I work in a tire shop and have balanced 35s before and never used that much weight. I have tires come in and I look at them and think to myself "seriously?". I have a couple guys that have Jeeps with 33s and 35s that will only bring their tires to me to be balanced and everybody else in my shop just looks at me like I'm stupid cuz they won't balance em. I love it when they come cuz I get drive Jeeps that are all growed up and it makes me want a lift SO BAD!!
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:39 AM   #5
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I would like to slap the guy that did that. What ever happened to pride in ones work?
I'll bet it was his first balance on his own (the shop guy should have checked with another worker when he saw the weights needed. Oh, and his boss should be slapped too! give him a D minus for the poor training!
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:54 PM   #6
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never go there again! get something called equal its like air soft bb's that go into the tire it balanced my 35's and works great and no outside weights or stick ons
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:49 PM   #7
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Here are a couple of methods:

1)Line up the yellow dot on the tire (light spot) with the valve stem on the wheel (usually the heavy spot) and balance from there.

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2) Spin up the wheel by itself first and find the true heavy spot. Mount up the tire so that the yellow dot on the tire matches up with the heavy spot you found on the wheel. Most digital electronic wheel balancers will split the hammer-on weights between the inner rim and outer rim to take care of both static and dynamic imbalance conditions.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:06 PM   #8
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Take it to a shop that has a "Road Force Balancer"

If none of your local shops have this equipment then use the "spin it 180 and or valve stem" suggestions.

The equipment is only as good as the moron operating it !

The best I ever saw was 5oz across the wheel from 4oz !!!!!
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:04 PM   #9
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Here are a couple of methods:

1)Line up the yellow dot on the tire (light spot) with the valve stem on the wheel (usually the heavy spot) and balance from there.

Or,

2) Spin up the wheel by itself first and find the true heavy spot. Mount up the tire so that the yellow dot on the tire matches up with the heavy spot you found on the wheel. Most digital electronic wheel balancers will split the hammer-on weights between the inner rim and outer rim to take care of both static and dynamic imbalance conditions.
I know exactly what your talking about with the yellow dots, but there are no yellow dots on any of the five tires.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:07 PM   #10
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Wow that's a lot of weight... I had one like that, and they turned it 180*. It took less weight that way.
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:23 PM   #11
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I know exactly what your talking about with the yellow dots, but there are no yellow dots on any of the five tires.
OK. There is obviously something wrong with your #5 tire, wheel, both and or the installation / balance. I it were me I would not be messing around with a possible safety issue. I would go back to the place you bought them from and request a replacement. There is always the chance that the tire or the wheel is not structurally sound. BF G's telephone number is 1-877-788-8899. You might want to get them involved sooner than later.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:18 AM   #12
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Take it to a shop that has a "Road Force Balancer"

If none of your local shops have this equipment then use the "spin it 180 and or valve stem" suggestions.

The equipment is only as good as the moron operating it !

The best I ever saw was 5oz across the wheel from 4oz !!!!!
ok, after going and getting a second opinion at our brand new Town Fair tire they tell me the rim is bent...After doing alittle research i find a place that has the "Road force Balancer" (that balancer is very impressive btw) End result 1.5 oz on the inside 0 on the outside. Before it was almost 10 oz on the inside and almost 5 oz on the outside.. The tire needed to be spun almost 180* on the rim.. im going back today and dropping off my other 4 tires to get done...Then im going back to where i had them originally done and try to get my money back...Thx for recommending that.. i think thats the only way im gonna get my tires done now...

edit: the rim and tire where both fine, and it cost the exact same price as regular high speed balancing....
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I have seen a ton of BFG's that take 8-16 oz of weight to balance in the last few years....
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My 33" Duratracs took a crapload of weight...didn't help I told my buddy to balance em down as close to perfect as he could get. The look he gave me was pretty funny... "Are you out of your f@(king mind?! These things don't balance worth a damn as it is!"
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:40 PM   #15
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Ya i heard that " Road Force Balancing" is the way to go. Nice!
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:54 PM   #16
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My 33" Duratracs took a crapload of weight...didn't help I told my buddy to balance em down as close to perfect as he could get. The look he gave me was pretty funny... "Are you out of your f@(king mind?! These things don't balance worth a damn as it is!"
Got the same tire on sidebiter rims they are all about perfict road force balancing

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