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  • How do you know if you lost a wheel weight?

    Well, what I do is mark the outside of the wheel weight with a Sharpie. This way you know if you have either lost a wheel weight or if one has moved. If you have black wheels, I found that one of those White out pens work pretty good to outline the weight on black wheels.

    [COLOR=blue]Chris[/COLOR]
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  • #2
    Why not just silicone them down?
    I got your jeep thing, now it burns when I pee

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RatherBeJeeping
      Why not just silicone them down?
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      • #4
        you put your weights on the outside???????????????
        I got your jeep thing, now it burns when I pee

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RatherBeJeeping
          you put your weights on the outside???????????????
          :yawn:

          Americas Tire does it. And not everyone gets the stick on kind
          [COLOR=blue]Chris[/COLOR]
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          • #6
            If the front-end vibrating your teeth out at road speeds isn't the first clue to a wheel being outta balance, I dunno what is....

            But seriously, most peeps I know either use stick-on weights or hav enever lost a clip-on weight in their lives while off-roading, myself included.

            The marking ideas are good, as long as they can stay on the surface permanently and not wash off when your off-roading day is done.

            Also, keep in mind that if you lose a wheel weight adn rebalance the tire in question, you are probably gonna need more weight than you had when the tire was new due to tire wear over the life of the tire. I work around heavy trucks a lot and am constantly trying to explain this to truckers that just b/c you balanced the tires when they were new and they took x-amount of weight does NOT mean they are gonna need the same amount of weight when they get rebalanced after X-mileage.

            Just my 2 cents
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            • #7
              Originally posted by CherokeeFever
              ....The marking ideas are good, as long as they can stay on the surface permanently and not wash off when your off-roading day is done... [/B]
              Wash? What does that mean? Is that what happens when you hit the water crossing too fast?:confused:

              Chris, America's Tire in San Pedro has the stick on weights.....just gotta ask for 'em. Come to think of it, the place down in Torrance has them too.....they put them on my old truck because there was no lip on the wheels to use the others.
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              • #8
                yea.. i use the stick on weights too, but my wheel balancing problems come into play when the wheel rotates inside the tire. soooo what i do is mark the tire with a paint pen at the valve stem so i can tell if this has happened.
                oh, by the way.. i have indeed lost the hammer on style weights.. often, in the rocks.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by goodtimes
                  Chris, America's Tire in San Pedro has the stick on weights.....just gotta ask for 'em.
                  Sounds like you're really local too. That's the shop that just put my "new" rims on last month. Got a buddy that works there.
                  I got your jeep thing, now it burns when I pee

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                  • #10
                    Yup, I'm here in 'Pedro too (37th & Pacific). So this buddy of yours...how good of a deal can he get on tires?
                    olllllllo <--- If you can read that, roll me over!

                    Price is soon forgotton, quality is not.

                    KG6OWO

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                    • #11
                      I never asked him about tires...
                      Hey, you got AIM over there?
                      I got your jeep thing, now it burns when I pee

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RatherBeJeeping
                        I never asked him about tires...
                        Hey, you got AIM over there?
                        i'm looking for a good deal on wheels, too
                        >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                        ERIK


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RatherBeJeeping
                          I never asked him about tires...
                          Hey, you got AIM over there?
                          I have AIM at home...if you can ever catch me on it (kg4wgn9g)....I am usually either in the garage or out on the ocean if I am not here at work.
                          olllllllo <--- If you can read that, roll me over!

                          Price is soon forgotton, quality is not.

                          KG6OWO

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