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Old 04-26-2011, 12:04 AM   #21
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Quan did the work. You could see the tire wobble, the bead looked good, and he hammered the tire trying to fix it.
well so much for that. if discount (especially quan) did it then they know what they're doing. sux, i was hoping for an easy fix. don't suppose you bought them from discount? if you did and the tire is out of round, or some other defect, they can pro-rate it and send it back to nitto for you. even if you don't buy the "certificates" any tire you buy from them has a pro-rated warranty. are these new tires? slightly used, or the 225's you had in your closet last year? strange for a tire to be smooth and later have a wobble unless it's flat spotted, has a broken belt, or bad wear from lack of rotation, alignment, etc... what does quan think? he should know whats up, we got top notch training at discount.
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well so much for that. if discount (especially quan) did it then they know what they're doing. sux, i was hoping for an easy fix. don't suppose you bought them from discount? if you did and the tire is out of round, or some other defect, they can pro-rate it and send it back to nitto for you. even if you don't buy the "certificates" any tire you buy from them has a pro-rated warranty. are these new tires? slightly used, or the 225's you had in your closet last year? strange for a tire to be smooth and later have a wobble unless it's flat spotted, has a broken belt, or bad wear from lack of rotation, alignment, etc... what does quan think? he should know whats up, we got top notch training at discount.
I got them from a friend and they were new at MSR-C. I'm not that worried about it, it feels fine on the track. I'm going to move the weights and run the new brakes at HHR.
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Why not mount them in board of the caliper? Better than not balancing at all. Although I understand the theory.
That's what I've had the tire shops do when balancing my wheels, both street and track sets. I have a 11.75" mini cooper set up. My Kosei and 6uls have very little clearance. I have the stick on weights put on inboard enough to clear the caliper. They have to use more weight that way but it's completely doable.
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I did this as well with 15x9 6ULs. I asked the tire tech to put the weights nearer to the inboard edge of the wheel. According to the butt balancer, the weighting is fine and the weights are well away from the caliper area.
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Most balancers that I have used allow you to choose where to put inboard and outboard weights, sticky or hammered on. Before i take the wheel off the car i scope out the best place for the outboard and its up to the owner if they want the inboard on the lip or stick on. as long as you prep the surface they wont fall off.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #26
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Do what is call "static balancing". It calculates the weight to be added just to the inside of the wheel (sticky or hammer-on). I've never had a problem static balancing street or sticky tires.


I use brake cleaner on a red shop cloth to remove old weight adhesive...just remember to rub it on one direction. If you scrub the sticky ---- back and forth, it will never come up. It won't hurt the finish of you wheels.
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+1 to moving the weights inboard. I've done this several times and it works fine. I have them place the weights in the center of the wheel. Just did it a few days ago in fact. I'll be racing on those this weekend

Oh crap... I was looking at this on my phone and failed to notice the thread dates. Resurrection fail. Never mind. Bury this thread. Done.

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Old 03-18-2012, 06:32 AM   #28
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The weights are for balancing rim and tyre not just rim, I'm unsure if good tyres would need them. I do think it should be internally mounted.
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