Wheel balancing question

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Old 11-23-07, 10:51 AM
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Wheel balancing question

I have wheels that don't have a weight on the rim. Is it likely that some wheels don't need balancing? Or did the shop put weight on the inside that I don't see any on the outside? Thanks.
 
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How's it drive? Normally, out of balance wheels will lead to a pretty rough ride.
 
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Occasionally you will have a tire and wheel that doesn't need a weight to balance. One tire on my 4x4 is that way - also the only one I've ever seen It is also possible that the weight was set on the inside. Often this is done on fancy rims so the weight doesn't show....... and occasionally a weight will fall off


just reread your post, since it's all 4 wheels - check the inside, but as Mitch said if they are not balanced it will show up when you drive - especially as speed increases.
 

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Old 11-24-07, 06:33 AM
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I have noticed that ballacing has VERY little effect on the ride. UNless you have a wheel/tire that needs excessive weight and your going 100mph its not gonna be that noticeable.
The main thing to look for is out of round tires or a bent wheel.
 
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Originally Posted by marksr View Post
just reread your post, since it's all 4 wheels - check the inside,
Thatt was not said. He said SOME whels.
 
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I have noticed that ballacing has VERY little effect on the ride. UNless you have a wheel/tire that needs excessive weight and your going 100mph its not gonna be that noticeable.
The main thing to look for is out of round tires or a bent wheel.
I had a loanr car once when mine was geting fixed. None of the whels were balanced . It was very dangeros to drive.
Bounced al over the road.
 
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Old 11-24-07, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by threeofeight View Post
I had a loanr car once when mine was geting fixed. None of the whels were balanced . It was very dangeros to drive.
Bounced al over the road.
It was a loner, those cars get beat to hell. Probly had flat spots on the tires from people sliding it. Possibly bent wheels from people jumping curbs . ect
 
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hahaha You must be a youngun that hasn't been driving long. Take the weghts off your tires and find out fory ourself.
 
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Just think about it for a moment. If balancing tires are not needed,then why are their thousands,if not millions,balancing their tires? Government conspiracy??
 
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Originally Posted by puter View Post
I have wheels that don't have a weight on the rim. Is it likely that some wheels don't need balancing? Or did the shop put weight on the inside that I don't see any on the outside? Thanks.
= marksr]just reread your post, since it's all 4 wheels - check the inside, but as Mitch said if they are not balanced it will show up when you drive - especially as speed increases.
= threeofeight]
Thatt was not said. He said SOME whels
threeof eight,

Carefully reread OP supplied in top post. Puter saw -NO-outside weights. He did not say SOME had no outside weights. This post could be interpreted that either some or all of the wheels were left unbalanced if you very carefully read. He then asked if some of the wheels did not need balancing. This also could be interpreted to one simply wondering that even if ALL were not balanced that there could be some likelihood that some of the all may simply not need weights.

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Government conspiracy??
Yep that's it
 
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Originally Posted by threeofeight View Post
hahaha You must be a youngun that hasn't been driving long. Take the weghts off your tires and find out fory ourself.
I HAVE, and it's given me a headache, and loose teeth, practically!
 
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Originally Posted by ecman51` View Post
threeof eight,

Carefully reread OP supplied in top post. Puter saw -NO-outside weights. He did not say SOME had no outside weights. This post could be interpreted that either some or all of the wheels were left unbalanced if you very carefully read. He then asked if some of the wheels did not need balancing. This also could be interpreted to one simply wondering that even if ALL were not balanced that there could be some likelihood that some of the all may simply not need weights.

BN'ing with mod getting brownie points?
hahaha What are you sayin? You make sense like Nanook with no igloo.
What is BN'ing with mod?
 
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What is BN'ing with mod?
Brown-nosing (aka kissing up to). I didn't know if I should say that word, but I guess it's not so bad.
 
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Ahhh. I didnt get to where I am by doingt hat. People BN to me. hahahaha and I love it. I'm the big man in my part of the land. hahhaha I own 190 sq miles of land here. Come to Alaska and I'll fly you aroun dit..
 
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My apology for reporting back to you so late. The car was purchased second hand recently. I have no history of the car.

Took the car to a tire ship yesterday.
All wheels were balanced without problem.
The thumping ride was because of a big screw on a rear wheel. Got repaired.

2 wheels didn't have a weight. I don't know if the weight was inside. Now I have all wheels with a weight.
Thank you for your replies. I learned much from your discussion.
 
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I presume now it rides smooth?
 
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Yes, ride is smooth now.
 
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Old 11-26-07, 10:02 AM
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I'm with JBanderson. I mount my own tires (using the Harbor Freight tire mounter). Being the cheapskate that I am, I don't bother balancing the tires on my older cars. I drive up to 85 mph. Yes, I feel some shimmy from the tires, but there is no horrible imbalance to the tires. Lucky?... perhaps. But it's not the end of the world if your tires aren't balanced.

Threeofeight's post is a bit alarmist.
 
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Originally Posted by Kestas View Post
....... it's not the end of the world if your tires aren't balanced........
Thanks. Nobody told me that. Now I can put it in perspective.
 
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