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Old May 17th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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I had my tire balanced at a belle tire and this thing has so much weight it is horrible.. What are my options.. Should I take it somewhere else? Should I have the rim balanced first before putting the tires on then have it balanced?

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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:03 PM   #2
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Epic fail, you have a bent rim most likely. Take it back and tell them to redo it.
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there was a different tire mounted on this rim (same size and brand just different) and was balanced fine on the inside of the rim only. I dont think the rim is bent and this tire has never seen pavement.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #4
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here is something else to look at measure from the rim out to the little line (seam) and make sure the tire is seated on the rim right front and back.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #5
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use bead weights that go inside the tire...countless guys i've heard run them on the highway with virtually no vibration...idk sounds like a good idea to me.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #6
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do the bb trick with the tires
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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #7
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Hubby works at Discount Tire. He says take it to a place with a road force balancer, (Discount Tire) and that will tell you if it is a bad tire or a bad wheel. From there they can tell if the wheel is bent or if its a bad tire. If its the tire, maybe where you bought it from could send it back. Good Luck!!
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x2, take it to a place with a road force balancer, and they should be able to get it to balance right or, tell you if something is bad, and looking at that picture that is freakin ridiculous, who ever did that should now that something was obiously not right.
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Have them break it down and spin the tire 180 on the wheel and rebalance. If that doesn't help, it's most likly a bad tire.
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why are there sticky weights on the outside of the rim?
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Thats what im wondering.. I was told the manager was the one who actually balanced it.. The worker couldnt figure it out.. I guess I will try discount tire and see what they say.


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they need shot for doing that shit
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thats scary that a manager added that much weight. I really want to know how some of those guys ever get a job in a tire shop
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Have them break it down and spin the tire 180 on the wheel and rebalance. If that doesn't help, it's most likly a bad tire.
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I did tell the guy to do it that way cause they had already mounted/balanced them but had the whitewalls out.. I took them back and told them black walls out and if you need to rotate the tire on the rim until the balance is better.. I think I just got unlucky.. I'm going to take them to discount tire on Monday and see what they say.

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I had my tire balanced at a belle tire and this thing has so much weight it is horrible.. What are my options.. Should I take it somewhere else? Should I have the rim balanced first before putting the tires on then have it balanced?

WTF?????? If I had seen that I would have lifted that entire combo up at beat the manager with it, then make him eat all those balance weights.

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I work at Belle and I'd never do that if it's more than like 6 oz. off. that looks like it's 20+ oz. you could have them match mount it. it's like they are saying with the 180 the tire, but it matches the heaviest part of the rim with the lightest part of the tire. it's worth a shot. but if you say the rim is ok, then the tire is probably just shotty!

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Old May 20th, 2008, 08:19 AM   #18
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Did u do anything with it yet? Wondering what they said!!!
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every time I see that pic i get pissed off. x2 what's going on with this.
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My 93 chevy with those wheels always had tons of weights. One would not balance and it was bent, but even the new one was horrible.
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