|06-21-2013 06:51 PM|
|OhSixTJ||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!|
|06-21-2013 06:47 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||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.|
|06-21-2013 06:38 PM|
|flflash||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.|
|06-21-2013 06:18 PM|
|dklassen||I never had a problem knocking one off.|
|06-21-2013 06:11 PM|
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
|06-21-2013 05:52 PM|
|06-21-2013 05:45 PM|
|boomer_95||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|
|06-21-2013 05:30 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||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.|
|06-21-2013 05:29 PM|
I didn't want the stick on weights. I told the guy to put them wherever they were needed, inside or out. Took quite a few on the outside to get them perfect on a couple of them. I took some semigloss black and painted the weights and I don't even notice them. They blend right in with the black rims.
You can see them if you look hard enough but no one ever notices. It ain't no show car.
|06-21-2013 05:02 PM|
every tire shop would put weights on both sides if possible as it is the best way to get a perfect balance (unless otherwise told not to). especially for larger tires that don't like to balance to begin with. put some paint over the weights and be done with it.
take a look at the tires of cars/trucks on the road, and you will notice that almost every rim that has a lip on the outside (like yours) will also have a hammer on weight on it (some tires actually balance perfect without weights) but if it doesn't have a lip on the outside, like an aftermarket rim, it may have a hammer on weight on the inside (sometimes they don't even have a lip on the inside) and some stick on weights just behind the spokes. those lips arnt there for no reason
ive never used the BB's but have heard good reviews about certain companies
|06-21-2013 03:43 PM|
|06-21-2013 02:50 PM|
I've got this stuff in my tyres.
What is EASYBALANCE? Tyre Balancing Powder
|06-21-2013 02:47 PM|
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|06-21-2013 02:28 PM|
Maybe its just not well known? I think their are charts online you can find that will tell you how much to put in. As for the shops, I would just let them know so they aren't surprised. I mean how hard is it to just sweep up some BB's.
|06-21-2013 02:18 PM|
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|06-21-2013 02:04 PM|
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|06-21-2013 01:42 PM|
Looking online I found a product called xact ballance. It has some good reviews. It works kinda like the BB's inside the tire but sticks onto the back of the rim.
Here is a link: http://www.imiproducts.com/index.php.../xact-balance/
|06-21-2013 01:22 PM|
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|06-21-2013 01:20 PM|
I've used air soft bbs for years on many different jeeps. It works wonders
|06-21-2013 01:05 PM|
|raramirez||I've heard of people putting a certain amount of quality airsoft BB's in the tire to balance it. Its supposed to work well, but I have not done this myself. Maybe worth a try for you.|
|06-21-2013 01:02 PM|
|adkjoe||So should I pull em off Jerry front and back and go get it re-balanced and tell them I want peel and stick weights on the back only?|
|06-21-2013 12:53 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||Outside wheel weights are fine for cars but not for offroad vehicles where rocks, trail obstacles, etc. tend to scrape them off way too easily and far too often. I'd only go for tape-on (peel & stick) weights placed on the inside of the wheel, I haven't let the tire jocks use clip on weights in 15 years. Peel & stick wheel balancing weights have a low enough profile so they don't interfere with the brakes.|
|06-21-2013 12:42 PM|
|adkjoe||They are scratched up from wheeling that doesn't bother me, believe me I'm not the keep it pristine type of guy however I'd like to avoid a big ugly corrosion mark if I can.|
|06-21-2013 11:28 AM|
|lindel||Get some wheeling scratches on the rims, then the weights won't bother you so much...|
|06-21-2013 09:52 AM|
^ your probably right and good idea...thanks.
I'm not too worried about the scratches from hammering them on it's when they sit on there for a long time it looks like they corrode the rim, like in the picture of the back side above.
|06-21-2013 09:35 AM|
|Wattapunk||With that big of a tire, sometimes it takes both sides to get it right. At this point, the "damage" if any, has been done so I would just leave it and spray some krylon satin black on the weights to make it less obvious.|
|06-21-2013 09:23 AM|
|AlexS||I have seen them on the outside plenty of times, on multiple vehicles.|
|06-21-2013 09:10 AM|
I've seen a lot of threads on here over the years about painting rims. A lot of people use rustoleum bed liner and it seems to hold up well as long as you prep it correctly. Do a search I'm sure you can find one of the many detailed threads on painting the rims.
I've used rustoleum bed liner on a ton of things on the jeep and it looks great. It would look good on wheels as well.
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