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Old 07-04-2008, 02:56 PM   #1
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I was wondering what people use to permanently add weight to balance their wheels/tires? I've seen people mention modeling clay to get the weight right, but it was unclear if then they added something else. I've also seen JB Weld mentioned. Are their tape on weights?

Basicaly, I'm looking for something that is easy to add, stays on the rim after rough use, and could be removed too, when I reuse my rims on new tires.

Also, I assume the place to add wieght is the inside of the rim against the side plastic?
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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Ive used small screws with Krazy glue. Almost anything can work you just have to figure out how to mount it.
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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I've seen guys use lead tape from the local golf pro shop.....i think its used to add weight to golf clubs.
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:16 PM   #4
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I was wondering what people use to permanently add weight to balance their wheels/tires? I've seen people mention modeling clay to get the weight right, but it was unclear if then they added something else. I've also seen JB Weld mentioned. Are their tape on weights?

Basicaly, I'm looking for something that is easy to add, stays on the rim after rough use, and could be removed too, when I reuse my rims on new tires.

Also, I assume the place to add wieght is the inside of the rim against the side plastic?
go to a golf store or to like Dicks they sell stick on lead tape weight. works perfect
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:42 PM   #5
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The best...

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/6977
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:18 PM   #6
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Crayola Modeling Clay......

Sticks good and is fairly cheap.
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Just use modeling clay, clean the wheel and it stays forever and comes off ez.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:42 AM   #8
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I use storm lures fishing lure weights. Here:
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st..._SearchResults
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I just use a hot glue gun. Sticks good, dries fast and can be removed if you reuse rims.
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i use lead tape used for adding weight to golf clubs and tennis racquets
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Crayola Modeling Clay......

Sticks good and is fairly cheap.
+1 ...... it's really cheap
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:53 PM   #12
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3M Strip-Calk part# -08578 [black] works great. The cost of this stuff is 6.25a box that will last you forever and is avaliable from any good local auto parts store.

Crayola modeling putty does work great also.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:55 PM   #13
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How about this?...
1. Find the heavy side of the WHEEL only.
2. Find the heavy side of the TIRE only.
3. Place the tire on the wheel such that the heavy sides are opposite from each other.
4. Add/Subtract weights as necessary to obtain total system balance.

This should result in needing to add minimal weights for balance.

You could even do this across several sets of tires and wheels to find the combinations that would require the absolute minimal added weights...maybe even no added weights!
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What's up? I have had great luck with using poster putty to balance my tires. It works great and holds excellent.

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Old 07-08-2008, 03:43 PM   #15
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how do you balance the tire/wheel?
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