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Old 03-21-2008, 11:38 AM   #1

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Tires (tarrs)

in Texas, tires is pronounced TARS.

Anyway, just thought I would mention I had to go three different times to (3) different tire stores to get one tire correctly balanced.

If you ever get your tires balanced, don't assume their machines are fully calibrated. If one store says it's fixed, and you know it's not after you mount it, don't take it back to their store to have it rebalanced. Go somewhere else, let them check it with the weights on it, and see what their machine says. I did this exact procedure, and every time they said it was out of balance (as i could tell when I drove on it before hand). The 3rd shop came up with "it's balanced", and after mounting it, that was how the car felt, and now it's fixed. it was a relief because i thought maybe the new tire was warped or i had a bent rim but there was no problem at all.

This is just informational.


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Old 03-21-2008, 01:18 PM   #2

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You're right. I took an auto maintanance class last summer and we learned how to weight balance a wheel. The machine we used was new but was a cheaper way to ballance it. You spin the tire yourself and it tells you when to stop it and put a weight on. Very inaccurate.


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