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Old 08-19-2010, 01:46 PM
Renager Renager is offline
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Default balancing weights , clip vs adhesive

Has anyone used balancing weights that are glued on the inside of the wheel to hide the weight and protect wheel finish?? I'm curious how strong the ahesive is compared to the clip-on weights..
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: balancing weights , clip vs adhesive

yeah ive got the ones on the inside of my dc-1 wheels. been mudding and what not and there all still stuck on there good.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: balancing weights , clip vs adhesive

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Has anyone used balancing weights that are glued on the inside of the wheel to hide the weight and protect wheel finish?? I'm curious how strong the ahesive is compared to the clip-on weights..
I have them on my rims, I run 33's and the will not go anywhere! I hate the tap on ones, they mess up your rims
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:33 PM
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Default Re: balancing weights , clip vs adhesive

As long as they clean the rim real good where they are applying the stick on ones they hold very well. Sometimes its tough to get a good balance with them if the wheels are extra wide or extremely off balance but as far as holding strength they are good enough.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:46 PM
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Default Re: balancing weights , clip vs adhesive

Stick on weights, like others have said, will work just as good as clip on weights as long as the rim is clean.

The major factor is getting the rim to balance properly is balancer setup. If they are balanced on the "dual plane" (ie one on the inside, one on the outside) there should be no issue with getting a balance unlike that of the clip on.

Vibrations happen when they are either balanced Statically (one weight in the centre of the rim, balancing the up and down movement not side to side) or when the placement of the weight is not where the machine says it should be. When you start to balance with one weight on the inside edge, and another in the middle (as there is no spot on the face of the rim) there distance between each weight needs to be calculated properly.

We do tire installations at my shop, but mostly balancing for seasonal swaps on european cars which need the stick on weights. Takes longer for sure to do the first time, but keeps down the customer complaints and come-backs.
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