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Old April 11th, 2006, 01:10 PM   #1
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Hey all, I'm looking for a place to get my 38's mounted and balanced. Most of the little shops I have talked to can't balance tires this size on their speed balancing machines. Where can I go? I'm out in Royal Oak.

Sport Truck is an option, but they are too far away
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Old April 11th, 2006, 01:21 PM   #2
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Clydes in pontiac..

A whopping 25 minute drive.
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balancing big tires is like eating then throwing up your food

a waste of money and time
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Spin them on the balancer, find out the amount of weight required, and then add that weight in the form of golf balls, pellets, stainless bbs, or whatever, to the inside of the tire.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 02:26 PM   #5
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Spin them on the balancer, find out the amount of weight required, and then add that weight in the form of golf balls, pellets, stainless bbs, or whatever, to the inside of the tire.
I've been wondering just how that's supposed to work. It seems to me if theres a heavy spot in the tire that it would get pushed further out by cintrifical(sp?) force and all the golf balls/BB's/etc would go to that spot? Or is there a shallow spot in the inside that they all rest in?

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Read this:

http://www.4x4trailhunters.com/article.php?id=18


I know I used ATF to help balance my rear driveshaft, and I noticed a nice reduction in balance vibes after adding the fluid. Works the same way, but you don't really want fluid in the tires..
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balancing big tires is like eating then throwing up your food

a waste of money and time


Maybe your tires just suck.



My 37's were done at the White Lake Belle Tire, but I would suggest Clyde's also. Easy run up Woodward for you.
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balancing big tires is like eating then throwing up your food

a waste of money and time
YEP! not worth it.
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RBR Offroad has a machine specifically for large tires. They're on Dixie in Waterford. 248-623-3459
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