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Thread: Wheel Weights OMG!
03-07-2012, 09:11 AM #1
Wheel Weights OMG!
So I got new tires 2 weeks ago and I felt a little "hop" around 50mph but just thought it was nothing. This past weekend I was cleaning the truck and noticed some shine comeing from the barrel of the wheel. Them being flat black I was concerned and crawled under the truck and to my amazement the wheel was not scuffed, but just a bunch of sticky wheel weights.
Here is what was taken off my driver side rear wheel.....
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03-07-2012, 09:16 AM #2
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Wow that will throw off your wheel balance. We're they all together like that or we're they stuck on in various places???
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03-07-2012, 09:28 AM #3
They were stuck all over the place. Some places were 3 and 4 deep.
03-07-2012, 10:09 AM #4
It looks like whoever balanced your tires had no idea what they were doing.2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 Crew Cab
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03-07-2012, 10:15 AM #5
Holey Moley. You'd think the balancing machine would have uprooted itself and walked out the door when it initially was spun up with no weights.
Looks like a case of Sasquatch adding TOO MUCH weight EVERY time the machine indicated a spot. Sasquatch Dictionary - 1/2 means 'one or two'.
03-07-2012, 10:32 AM #6
That's pretty amazing. I know you mentioned those were taken off of one wheel; how were the rest of them. I'm assuming you'll be checking the balance on them soon. I'll be interested in hearing how many weights are needed the second time around.
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03-07-2012, 10:44 AM #7
The tire that had all those weights was "defective" and Toyo replaced that tire. New tire called for 3.75 ounces and the other 3 tires on the truck appear to have around 3 ounces of weight.
03-07-2012, 11:24 AM #8
You'd think person who balanced your tires would have figured out something was wrong when he/she was added 10lbs of lead. You always seem to have an interesting story brewing someplace.
03-07-2012, 01:05 PM #9
03-07-2012, 01:21 PM #10
Yeah...but you've learned much through all of your challenges. Heck, in way I even think you thrive on it.
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