Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: balancing REALLY off balance tires.
POR, eh? Well, consider the source. This sounds like one of those puttin'-it-on-the-new-guys things TR was just ranting about. Let's not get it started again!
I've heard of this, but never from anybody I'd trust, and I don't know anybody who did it.
It's counter intuitive. One would think the weight in the tire would go towards the spot that's heaviest already. If balancing tires were as easy as throwing golf balls in, we wouldn't bother with weights.
I've also heard of glue-in weights for grossly imbalanced tires. Never used them either.
I think the best advice is to take them to a tire shop that is used to working with truck tires, and pay them to do the job right.