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Old 12-21-2009, 06:02 AM
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Default Wheel weights on the inside of Alcoas???

I just had my BFGs mounted on my new Alcoas Friday. I failed to ask them to just put the weights on the inside of the wheel. They are balanced perfectly and ride smooth at all speeds. However i looked at them yesterday and the lead weight was "leaking" gray on to my tire. It could have been the 1 ft of snow and all the salt on the roads causing this, but i dont like it at all. I have never had a tire weight do this, anyone else??

When i had my Chrome soft-8s, they alway balanced pretty good with just the weight on the inside. My question is mainly aimed at thos with Alcoas, do you have the weights mounted on just the inside of the wheel or both? If just the inside, do they ride fine? Should I take it back today and have them re-balance them with the weight just on the inside?

I dont know if the weight will continue to "gray" my tire, but i personally do not like it!
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:03 AM
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my old ones had weights on the outside as well.. never leaked though. My MB Motoring wheels I have now, have the weights on the inside and ride just fine. I would take them back just so you don't get more crap on your tire... as far as your balancing weight goes, I guess if you don't mind it one outside of the wheel then leave it, if it bothers you have them rebalance with the weight on the inside. I personally don't like them on the outside and from what I understand you can get any wheel balanced perfectly with the weights on the inside, just some shops take the time to do it and others don't...
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my old ones had weights on the outside as well.. never leaked though. My MB Motoring wheels I have now, have the weights on the inside and ride just fine. I would take them back just so you don't get more crap on your tire... as far as your balancing weight goes, I guess if you don't mind it one outside of the wheel then leave it, if it bothers you have them rebalance with the weight on the inside. I personally don't like them on the outside and from what I understand you can get any wheel balanced perfectly with the weights on the inside, just some shops take the time to do it and others don't...
I am going after work to have them rebalance them with weight just on inside. I dont want gray crap all over my tires
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Working at a tire store you can just do the weights in the inside (ie static balance). All a static balance does is corect the up and down vibration. When weights are on both sides it's called dynamic balance. It fixes both the up and down and side to side vibration. Just go back and tell them you wanted just a static balance and if your cool about it and don't give them a bunch of crap, they probably won't charge you. Just make sure that they know there's not a problem and you ment to tell them do just put weights on the inside.
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Working at a tire store you can just do the weights in the inside (ie static balance). All a static balance does is corect the up and down vibration. When weights are on both sides it's called dynamic balance. It fixes both the up and down and side to side vibration. Just go back and tell them you wanted just a static balance and if your cool about it and don't give them a bunch of crap, they probably won't charge you. Just make sure that they know there's not a problem and you ment to tell them do just put weights on the inside.
Oh yeah, the guy was real nice and said they would do it for free.
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