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Old 01-14-2007, 05:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wheel weights

I have 17x8.5" Breyton Inspirations on my car. When I had them mounted they put "wheel weights" (not sure if this is the correct term) on the lip of the rim and it pretty much makes the wheels look ugly...I was wondering if those have to be kept in that specific spot or if I can move them to the inside of the wheel where they can't be seen?
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Most good tire shops will put them on the inside of the rim. Go to a shop that has a wheel balancer and they will move them for you. Around here it's about
12 bucks a rim.
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Find a Hunter 9700 balancer...

Find a tire shop in your area that uses the Hunter 9700 "Road Force" balancer machine. Most all the dealerships have them, and most "professional" tire shops have them. The cheap tire dealers probably won't. The Hunter 9700 has the little wheel that rides on the outside of the tire while it's spinning up to make sure the tire is perfectly round. If it's not they will spin the tire on the rim to find the "roundest" possible. What kind of tires are you using? If they're Falkens don't bother. I wouldn't even spend the money to balance Falkens at all. They should only be allowed on large trucks. But any other brand of tire should be fairly round and easy to balance. With the Hunter 9700 they'll be able to place all the weights on the inside, behind the spoke area, out of sight. Most likely using stick-on weights.

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I am running BF-Goodrich g-sports. Thanks for the reponses I think I will have a shop change the wheel weights to the inside of the rim after I get an alignment soon. Thanks.
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