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Re: Tire balancing questions? (Natty)

3 out of 4 wheels on my car have at least one bend on the edge big enough that you could see/feel it, but they all balanced fine (one is so big that a firm push on the sidewall can let air out). One of my wheels actually didn't need any weights (I was surprised too), but I don't have any vibration or shimmy up to 90+mph. Maybe I've been lucky with my soft alloys (6 total of the same kind of wheel w/tires), but none of my 4 total bent wheels cause any vibrations.
Perhaps the wheel isn't quite centered on the hub, or maybe you lost a weight at some point. A tire could be the problem too, but normally rotating front to back and driving the car will help locate the problem.


[Modified by towerymt, 1:38 AM 8-8-2002]
 
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