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Old 07-04-2008, 12:00 PM   #1
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Tire Balancing Nightmare

Ok I just got my new tires and rims. 15x8 Cragar Quicktrick wheels with 33x12.50/15 TrXus tires. I mounted them last week and but ran out of time to baance them that day so today I when to balance them and they just wouldn't balance. any sugestions? i go them close. the were off upp to 185 grams of on one side. Anyway i got them to where every wheel is only 5 grams off on one side. The problem now is the weight seem to keep working loose. yes they are the clamp on weights for steel wheels. Should I have usethe tape a weights? What else can I do to get and or keep them balanced. i dont want to have to tap the weights back on every time of go for a ride. PLEASE HELP.

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Old 07-04-2008, 12:27 PM   #2
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ur using the wrong weights.. dont use the weights for mag wheels.. there are weights for steel wheels you have to use those.. maybe you or the shop dont know what your doing.. tape weights will balance worse on steel wheels.. try taking the tire off and reposition them on the wheel 180degree.

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Are you using a professional wheel balancer that spins the wheel at high speed or are you using a gravity type stand with a tapered shaft?
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no i used the clamp on style weights for steel wheels but the just don't seem to hold like ther suposed to. I also think that the machine might need to be recalibrated. has anyone else had issues with balancing mud tires?
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no i used the clamp on style weights for steel wheels but the just don't seem to hold like ther suposed to. I also think that the machine might need to be recalibrated. has anyone else had issues with balancing mud tires?
I worked at Goodyear as a tire buster 20 years ago and did my fair share of balancing. You need to make sure you are using the correct type of weights for your rims and there is no way anyone can tell you without seeing what they are. Also, make sure you are running the machine correctly ( entering rim width and other data ).
Personally, I would take them to a tire / wheel shop and have someone do them for you.
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its your tires. they are made by Interco and they are known for a lack of quality in the fit and finish of there products. I have interco trxs mts and they dont balance for crap. I have 8oz on two tires on one side. its ridiculous. I just tried using "equal" a company like dyna beads and so far so bad. I need to get in touch with someone from the "equal" company and find out how many oz of the beads i need. now if it werent for the great traction i get on just about any terrain ive been on i would have thrown these tires in the trash. ive had my trxs mts for over 2 years with good tread left and great traction in the rock mud snow and sand. these tires have been the best traction wise i have owned. the balancing is just horrible
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its your tires. they are made by Interco and they are known for a lack of quality in the fit and finish of there products. I have interco trxs mts and they dont balance for crap. I have 8oz on two tires on one side. its ridiculous. I just tried using "equal" a company like dyna beads and so far so bad. I need to get in touch with someone from the "equal" company and find out how many oz of the beads i need. now if it werent for the great traction i get on just about any terrain ive been on i would have thrown these tires in the trash. ive had my trxs mts for over 2 years with good tread left and great traction in the rock mud snow and sand. these tires have been the best traction wise i have owned. the balancing is just horrible
If this is the case and the tread design is extreme, I would start shaving some rubber off between knobs in a few places to compensate. I allways wondered about Interco and who their tires were so much cheaper than Goodrich, Goodyear and Mickey's.
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yup, they have GREAT tread designs and poor quality control
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Yep Trxus tires are notorious for balance problems. One thing that sometimes helps is to spin the tire 180 on the wheel since not all wheels are perfect. But as the others are saying, it also sounds like the wrong weights might be being used.

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