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Old April 17th, 2016, 06:39 PM
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Wheel balancing problems alloys

I've tried two shops and neither can balance my sawtooth wheels..all four weels are asking for too much weight. The wheels are supposed to be OEM, but it is possible they are not...that being said...I doubt all four wheels are defective! Thoughts? Anyone have a similar problem?
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Old April 17th, 2016, 06:47 PM
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Most LR wheels are lug-centric, not-hubcentric. They may need to use an adapter to balance them.

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What alloy Land Rover wheel is lug centric? I've only ever seen steel wheels that are lug centric, and even then, the wheels are probably still technically hub centric.
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I've tried two shops and neither can balance my sawtooth wheels..all four weels are asking for too much weight. The wheels are supposed to be OEM, but it is possible they are not...that being said...I doubt all four wheels are defective! Thoughts? Anyone have a similar problem?
You need a shop that has a balancing machine called" Hunter GSP9700". Let him run a full test with road force and the machine will specify if you had faulty wheels or tires or if you only need a force matching rotation of tires.
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You need a shop that has a balancing machine called" Hunter GSP9700". Let him run a full test with road force and the machine will specify if you had faulty wheels or tires or if you only need a force matching rotation of tires.
Hunter makes a few road force balancers...
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Hunter makes a few road force balancers...
Could you please name other model than the GSP9700?
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Could you please name other model than the GSP9700?


I'll have to look when I'm at work tomorrow, we have two different ones made by hunter.
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Old April 17th, 2016, 06:59 PM
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Will try tonight hopefully, thanks guys...never had the issue with boosts
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What tires and size do you have on them? It is unusual that all four would be out.
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265 75 16 tires were previously balanced on boosts
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Old April 18th, 2016, 01:17 AM
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If the tires balanced before unless they have been damaged or the wheels are junky knock off of the genuine article they should balance.

Where did you get the wheels from? If used I'd suggest getting them checked for out of road potential.
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Old April 18th, 2016, 09:11 AM
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I doubt all 4 tires were damaged when removed. Wheels are brand new and I called the store this morning and they assure me the wheels are OEM. I will try again hopefully tomorrow morning.
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FWIW, I use high-quality airsoft bb's in mine and they balance out pretty damn well. Works like a charm and no weights to lose on the trail. Cheap too.
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The machine the other shops used is no good. The one tire they "balanced" was completely off. Went to an independent shop this morning and I am good to go now.

Thanks for the help guys.
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Simple. Have them put in the bean bags they use for 18 wheelers. They are doing this for a lot of the Jeeps with 35" & 37" tires. I have 305's on my defender and when I switched the tires back to alloy rims with spacers they could not get rid of the death wobble by balancing them. Bean bags did the trick immediately.
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