Whats the best way to balance your tires?Stick on weights or beads?
Anyone try both methods on their cars?
I know this is not what you asked, but I took my 64 Pontiac last summer to get wheels balance.mechanic said it had some sort of self balance thatsound like it had sand in it. Anyone heard of this.He said it went around the drum.
I may be biased..... since I ran a tire shop for 35 years and still sell and install and balance tires today
Sand was used years ago in packets according to size of tires We used it mostly on Duplex tires (like on cement mixers)
Balancing is like asking about "best oil" or "best additive" or "best wax" or "best gasoline".....
It depends on style of rim .... Steel wheels use lead weights... Aluminum use coated weights, and "some" need stick on weight
if you were close I'd balance them for you free
New tires today are almost perfect from the factory most tire assemblies are just balancing the rims and aluminum rims are true and balanced
btw I told my staff and meant my words I would fire any employee who attached a weight on the outside of a rim ( not including daily drivers and gravel running customers)
My pet peeve as well ...nothing worse on nice rims.
Stony Mountain, MB
65 Impala SS 2dr HT65 Impala convert.59 Impala 2dr HT67 Acadian Canso 2dr HT
Sherwood ParkAlberta, Canada
1981 Parisienne 400
GLHS60 wrote:I use balancing fluid!! Never have to worry about weights, corrosion or machine accuracy. Thanks Randy
I use balancing fluid!! Never have to worry about weights, corrosion or machine accuracy. Thanks Randy
... and is "unbalancing" fluid.
Prince Edward Island'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.
Pontiacanada wrote:GLHS60 wrote:I use balancing fluid!! Never have to worry about weights, corrosion or machine accuracy. Thanks Randy ... and is "unbalancing" fluid.
Ohhhh don't say that ,even as a joke.