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Best way to balance 36" TSL/SX's on 15" wheel???
« on: Aug 22, 2005, 11:11:45 AM »
I just got these tires new and love them! I took them to a tire shop that I know and mounted them myself. I know that they are bias ply and would probably take a lot of weight but when I turned them they were out like 15 to 20 ounces for each tire!! I had no idea it would be this much. I said screw it and didn't even bother and put them on my truck. Now it rides on the highway terrible as I knew it would. I was going to take them to 4 wheel parts next week and let them give it a shot. Does anybody have any suggestions for this problem or should they be able to correct it? Any help would be great!

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BB's ,golf balls.I think BB's are WT's favorite.
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How many do you use per tire?

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use equal sand bags, you get em from les schwab or other tire stores. work great, they continually rebalance as you drive :thumbs:

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Equal is a big waste of money.  Been there too much money and it clogs your valve core when you air down. 

2 shot glasses of quicksilver (NOT copperhead!  The coppercoating flakes off and clogs the valvecore when you air down. Ask me how i know...) in each tire and your golden.
Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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I have the weighs that stick to the rim.  My tires were way off and i guess the tire shop decided to just packing the weights on here.  But my tires are perfectly balanced.  BTW, they are 37 inch mtr's.  I have no experience with bb's so i am not going to say what is better, just what i have on right now.

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I had 36" tsls and the tire guy put like a pound on sum of them but it was pretty pointless because they wear so wierd they were out of balance in a couple of months so I sold them and got mtrs with the little bags inside and I love them.

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Equal is a big waste of money.  Been there too much money and it clogs your valve core when you air down. 

2 shot glasses of quicksilver (NOT copperhead!  The coppercoating flakes off and clogs the valvecore when you air down. Ask me how i know...) in each tire and your golden.


So what tires are you runnin white trash and you mean two shot glasses of quicksilver per tire right? Do you ever hear them in your tire and how often do you ride on the street?

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I know quite a few people on pirate put two golf balls per tire.  The golf balls and bb's both make neat little clinking sound when you stop, although the golf balls are a bit louder.
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Im on 38x14.5sx's on Longfield beadlocks and my junk rides like a caddy all the way to 80.  You hear them when you get under about 2 mph but thats it.  And yes 2 shots per tire.
Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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Big O Tire did mine and they ride nice at 70 with stick on weights :dunno:
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When I worked at a tire shop our balancer had a nifty little setting that you could tell it to do. It would but a load on the tire with a rotating drum and it would tell you where there was runout (inbalance) in the tire. It would then tell you to rotate the tire on the rim to a marked point and it would then balance it. I guess it found the point on the rim where the tire was the least out of balance. I have balanced 38's pretty well and also some massive Goodyear Eagles.
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Hunter GSP9700.  Thats most likely the balancer you used at tha shop.  Good machine. 
Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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 :yesnod: Something like that, I liked it.
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Small computer screen that shows a graphic of the tire and shows you where to match up the tire and wheel for turning?
Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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Im on 38x14.5sx's on Longfield beadlocks and my junk rides like a caddy all the way to 80.  You hear them when you get under about 2 mph but thats it.  And yes 2 shots per tire.


Do you know about how many BB's it takes to equal 1 ounce?

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I used BBs when I ran my 36" SXs. IIRC I ran about 8 oz per tire and they were great. I measured mine out on a small scale but like WT says, use a couple of shot glasses and you'll be fine. It's not an exact measurement as the BBs dispurse to where they are needed so as long as you have "enough," there really isn't a "too much." (within reason of course :thumbs:  )
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Yup no use over thinking it.  Just drop a couple shots in each tire and go with it.  You could rip a lug clean off of a tire and it'll still balance just fine.
Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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I really appreciate the help guys. I'm gonna try it tomorrow afternoon and I will let you know how it goes!

 
 
 
 
 

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