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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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So I am mounting and balancing some 33x12.50x15 BFG KM2's.. Using 3M stick on weights.


It's calling for 7 ounces of weight on the inside of the rim. And uh, that seems like a lot for brand new rims and tires.

Anyone have experience with these? Are they like truxus' that take a TON of weight to balance.
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First off what kinda balancing machine are you using? Does it have road force on it? At our shop we have the Hunter GSP9700 and when we have the same problemwe road force them. It will tell you if the wheel and tire have excessive road force. If the #'s fairly high we match the hard spot in the tire and wheel. It usually brings the weight back down. Why not use pound on weights and sticky?

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First off what kinda balancing machine are you using? Does it have road force on it? Sometimes @ our shop we have the same problem and we road force it and then match balance it and it will bring the weight down. Why not use pound on weight and sticky
Hunter GSP9200. No road force. Brand new machine, was re calibrated yesterday. Customer wants all weight on inside of rim. Doesn't matter if I use clip on or not, it still wants a TON of weight. I actually got it down to 5.25oz, but have you seen 5.25oz of sticky weight.
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This is what we would do @ out shop put pound on weight on the inside and sticky on outside! Can your machine split weight? If so split the 5.25 and it's make it more reasonable! Then stick the sticky weight behind the face of the wheel! By the way its a wheel not a rim!!
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:39 AM   #5
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You can always try static balancing it instead of alloy balancing it. I have never had a complaint on it yet even though I don't like that method too well.
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This is one of my 35x12.50 15 bfg mt

14oz of sticky weight rides fine they have been wheeling for 2.5 years since I have had them and Mike (wheelsofsteele) had them before me.
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This is what we would do @ out shop put pound on weight on the inside and sticky on outside! Can your machine split weight? If so split the 5.25 and it's make it more reasonable! Then stick the sticky weight behind the face of the wheel! By the way its a wheel not a rim!!
Thanks for the correction.
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This is one of my 35x12.50 15 bfg mt

14oz of sticky weight rides fine they have been wheeling for 2.5 years since I have had them and Mike (wheelsofsteele) had them before me.
I have 10. It looks close.
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ive got 33-13.5/18 on my dodge with 18inch dc-1 and ive got 2lbs of weight on one tire
ive been told to use the powder or sand stuff that that works well, but its almost time to park the truck so ill worry about it next spring
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This is one of my 35x12.50 15 bfg mt

14oz of sticky weight rides fine they have been wheeling for 2.5 years since I have had them and Mike (wheelsofsteele) had them before me.
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ive got 33-13.5/18 on my dodge with 18inch dc-1 and ive got 2lbs of weight on one tire
ive been told to use the powder or sand stuff that that works well, but its almost time to park the truck so ill worry about it next spring
I did some Irok radials that had the sand packs and bags tend to break open and make big ass mess!
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I got them balanced good enough for who they are for.
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Try dismounting the tire and rotating it on the wheel.
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Try dismounting the tire and rotating it on the wheel.
Heck this machine does that for me. Well, actually, it just tells me where to rotate the tire too, I have to physically rotate it, but yeah. I did.
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You're going to pay for that.
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