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01-11-2011 11:49 AM
edman87k5 I really cant understand this. Lots of new vehicles come with tires in the 33 range and tire shops do it all the time.
I do understand some shops not wanting to balance big heavy 38"+ tires due to the stress it puts on the machine at spin startup, but 33s arent very big.
Beleive it or not, try local new dealerships, they usually have very good equipment and are cheaper than a tire shop, only downfall is they are on a schedule so it is usually drop them off in the morning and pick up that afternoon. I use my local chevy dealer and it is $24 total to balace a set of 4 and yes, they have done 33s for me on more than 1 occasion.
01-11-2011 10:27 AM
armyRN I guess it depends on what WalMart you go to. I brought mine to the one near me one evening, and I was the only customer they had (it was just before Christmas). They must have been bored looking for something to do, because they jumped at the chance to work on my Jeep to rebalance the tires (285/75/16") that I did not purchase there. They also must have rechecked the torque on the lugnuts at least twice (they told me they do it a couple of times to make sure someone doesn't drive off and then complain their wheels fell off) before I left.

And they sell 33" tires at WalMart, so I don't know why they would tell someone they don't have enough air pressure to air up 33" tires. Maybe someone was lazy there and just didn't want to work that day.

By the way... I love the smell of new tires.
01-10-2011 08:40 PM
hound2005tj
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Originally Posted by burton160w View Post
I also got mine done at Wal-Mart. I had to bring the wheels separate from the Wrangler, but they did mount and balance them for me and I've had no vibes.
you must have competent technicians and up to date machine at your walmart

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Originally Posted by tinkerjeep View Post
walmart told me they dont have enough air presser to air 33s up????? whats up with that????
01-10-2011 05:59 PM
tinkerjeep walmart told me they dont have enough air presser to air 33s up????? whats up with that????
01-10-2011 05:41 PM
hound2005tj
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Originally Posted by geiman View Post
Where in Maryland are you? Close to PA? If so, I know several places near the Maryland border that have always done a great job balancing tires for me. If you are near 81, check out Bill Bowers tire in Greencastle. Its right off exit 5 on 81; they've balanced all my 33"+ tires without problem.
thanks but i am farther than south around the dc metro area
01-10-2011 01:39 PM
burton160w I also got mine done at Wal-Mart. I had to bring the wheels separate from the Wrangler, but they did mount and balance them for me and I've had no vibes.
01-10-2011 01:23 PM
lancetkenyon I have had up to 39s balanced at Discount Tire Co.
01-10-2011 11:36 AM
MikeMTJ Goodyear service centers will balance 33's of any make.
01-10-2011 10:23 AM
geiman Where in Maryland are you? Close to PA? If so, I know several places near the Maryland border that have always done a great job balancing tires for me. If you are near 81, check out Bill Bowers tire in Greencastle. Its right off exit 5 on 81; they've balanced all my 33"+ tires without problem.
01-09-2011 01:30 PM
RustedYJ I've heard lots of good things about these but I don't have any first hand experience with them.

Centramatic
01-09-2011 12:46 PM
hound2005tj
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Originally Posted by nick50471 View Post
I have never been to a tire shop that couldn't balance any size tire. May I suggest the old fashioned yellow pages. I would call local tire shops until someone said yes.
i did that before i even ordered the tires and they said that they could do it but when that time came they couldn't

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Originally Posted by stangmata View Post
Firestone has balanced plenty of my tires.
i will try them i might have to travel a bit for it thanks
01-09-2011 11:19 AM
stangmata Firestone has balanced plenty of my tires.
01-09-2011 11:05 AM
bobs
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
Was there any junk inside your tires? A buddy of mine used some fix-a-flat in his Toyota pickup after using dynabeads and it screwed everything up. He didn't have a flat anymore, but his tires were unbalanced due to the fix-a-flat gumming up the dynabeads.


the tire and wheels that the beads were used in are new ,they were bought at belle tire
01-08-2011 12:45 PM
nick50471 I have never been to a tire shop that couldn't balance any size tire. May I suggest the old fashioned yellow pages. I would call local tire shops until someone said yes.
01-08-2011 12:38 PM
Gary2 use this link . this is what is the best yet Road force Balancing . Its all I use and I have 35s on my truck and Jeep ................ Hunter GSP9700 Wheel Vibration Control System
01-08-2011 12:38 PM
MickeTJ
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc

Check out post #4.........
Ah, sorry did not see that one!
01-08-2011 12:36 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by MickeTJ View Post
I dont know where to buy it in the states, cause I live in Sweden.

But i found a similar product on this webpage Dyna Beads and Accessories

It should work the same way
Check out post #4.........
01-08-2011 12:35 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by bobs View Post
i didnt have any luck with dynabeads, i live in michigan and they dodnt seem to work as well in cold weather. they were put in 315 x 70 x 17 bfg ats. tryed them for two weeks and had them removed.
Was there any junk inside your tires? A buddy of mine used some fix-a-flat in his Toyota pickup after using dynabeads and it screwed everything up. He didn't have a flat anymore, but his tires were unbalanced due to the fix-a-flat gumming up the dynabeads.
01-08-2011 12:33 PM
MickeTJ
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Originally Posted by MickeTJ

I dont know where to buy it in the states, cause I live in Sweden.

But i found a similar product on this webpage http://www.innovativebalancing.com/gallery1.htm

It should work the same way
And they look like they are based in the US
01-08-2011 12:32 PM
MickeTJ
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Originally Posted by hound2005tj

well at least they are honest just not good on anything else lol

thanks for pointing that out i am here in maryland and it does get cold a lot

do you have a link i tried to search but nothing like that comes up thanks

actually that's were i bought the tires from and the tire lube express department manager was trying to discourage me on getting them to balanced it even though i bought from them F&#089qth0-89g ok i'm ok again
I dont know where to buy it in the states, cause I live in Sweden.

But i found a similar product on this webpage http://www.innovativebalancing.com/gallery1.htm

It should work the same way
01-08-2011 12:19 PM
hound2005tj
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Originally Posted by 04-Rubi View Post
What kind of reputable place would actually have the balls to tell someone they might possibly lose their wheels and tires? Do they just want to go under?
well at least they are honest just not good on anything else lol


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Originally Posted by bobs View Post
i didnt have any luck with dynabeads, i live in michigan and they dodnt seem to work as well in cold weather. they were put in 315 x 70 x 17 bfg ats. tryed them for two weeks and had them removed.
thanks for pointing that out i am here in maryland and it does get cold a lot


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Originally Posted by MickeTJ View Post
In My 33x15.5 tires I use balancesand, works perfect. You can put it in your self. Its not actual sand I think its glass of some sort..
do you have a link i tried to search but nothing like that comes up thanks

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Originally Posted by armyRN View Post
I got mine balanced at WalMart. I think it came to like $30 total to do all five
actually that's were i bought the tires from and the tire lube express department manager was trying to discourage me on getting them to balanced it even though i bought from them F&#089qth0-89g ok i'm ok again
01-08-2011 11:54 AM
armyRN I got mine balanced at WalMart. I think it came to like $30 total to do all five
01-08-2011 11:52 AM
MickeTJ In My 33x15.5 tires I use balancesand, works perfect. You can put it in your self. Its not actual sand I think its glass of some sort..
01-08-2011 11:40 AM
bobs i didnt have any luck with dynabeads, i live in michigan and they dodnt seem to work as well in cold weather. they were put in 315 x 70 x 17 bfg ats. tryed them for two weeks and had them removed.
01-08-2011 11:28 AM
UnlimitedLJ04 I got my 33's balanced at Discount Tire. Twice so far. My buddy works there, he road force balanced them when installing the tires on wheels. The manager of the Discount Tire has a YJ on 38s. he balanced his bias 38s on the same type of machine that did my 33s.

Moral of the story - you need to find a new tire shop, the ones you have been to are incompetent if they can't balance a 33. Some trucks come stock with 33s, and even 35s.
01-08-2011 10:36 AM
Plowboy517 I get mine done at big o. Haven't lost a wheel yet lmao
01-08-2011 10:24 AM
04-Rubi
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Originally Posted by hound2005tj View Post
exactly so the one place i can take it to might lose my wheels and tires so i am without a choice is in the dynabeads way
What kind of reputable place would actually have the balls to tell someone they might possibly lose their wheels and tires? Do they just want to go under?
01-07-2011 10:52 PM
hound2005tj exactly so the one place i can take it to might lose my wheels and tires so i am without a choice is in the dynabeads way
01-07-2011 10:27 PM
rbloodhound Might loose your wheels and tires? WTF?
01-07-2011 10:05 PM
hound2005tj
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Originally Posted by exboomer View Post
I bet they would balance them if they were selling the tires to you.
i bought the tires from them except online but i told the manager that they shouldn't sell them if they can't even do anything about it thanks

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Originally Posted by DEERE G View Post
NTB balanced my 33's a couple weeks ago. Is there a NTB near you?
i called them too and only one responded that they can except i have to bring it in on monday because they are running a special so they will be very busy and they might lose my wheels and tires thanks
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