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Old 05-24-2013, 09:49 AM   #51
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I agree with melk man, they could also have broke the tire back down, rotated it on the wheel a little and re-spun it to check. But it could have and should have been balanced. You were sold a bill of goods if you didn't get them balanced. Go somewhere else regardless of the inconvenience.
I agree totally! Think about it, if the tire requires too much weight to be balanced do you really want to be running it on your expensive 5er??

I was around tires a lot until about 10 years ago, my dads cousin owned and ran a tire shop for 40+ years, and the helped him out in summers/after school/weekends/days off. His policy with everything but ag tires was: if he mounted the tire, he balanced the tire. And if the tire required too much weight to be balanced it was broke down and put back on the spinner. If after 3-4 times the assembly still took too much weight, it was marked it as a defect and returned it to the wholesaler.

Doug, the shop that did your tires was just being plain lazy! Take it back and have them break the bead and spin the tire on the rim and them try to balance it out. It is possible that you got a defective tire, but not likely. In the 15 years I helped doing tires I think I remember maybe 2 that got set back, that's out of 1000s of tires I handled.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #52
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My local tire place wouldn't balance my trailer tires. They said it would take too much weight to do it and recommended against it.

To be honest, I don't know what that means and assume they mostly do car tires.
That is insane. If a tire is out of balance that much, it is just more reason to get it balanced. Those unbalanced tires may shake the dishes out of the cabinets.

The spare that came on my trailer would not balance correctly......I had it to 2 shops. I decided to take it to a Goodyear dealer. They could not get it to balance, and told me they couldn't adjust it because it had too much tread gone. It was a brand new spare that I had never used. They showed me the wear, and I showed them the opposite side of the tire where the new tire "lines", including the little rubber protrusions were still there.....it had never been on the road. I of the workers there mentioned that the China plant was known to "buff" tires to get them round.......geez. After a bit of a go round, Goodyear did replace that tire.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #53
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No, he had it on the machine and took measurements (they had me in the garage with them). He and the other tire jockey were surprised when it came up with 3.6 grams or whatever it was. They said it was a lot of weight.

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I agree with melk man, they could also have broken the tire back down, rotated it on the wheel a little and re-spun it to check. But it could have and should have been balanced. You were sold a bill of goods if you didn't get them balanced. Go somewhere else regardless of the inconvenience.
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Thanks guys. I'll likely not take it back to them since they had a chance and either a) messed it up or b) didn't want to do it in the first place.
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Some shops might not realize that trailer rims are lug (stud) centric and should be mounted on their balancer using a multi finger adapter to center it, not a tapered cone.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:28 AM   #56
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Some shops might not realize that trailer rims are lug (stud) centric and should be mounted on their balancer using a multi finger adapter to center it, not a tapered cone.
I agree with you, but I've never had a problem using the cones on the alum wheels as the center is what is used to drill the holes and the steel wheels use the center to punch the holes.
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Carlisle tires got a bad reputation in the early 2000s. I ended up putting some on my Trailmanor in 2007, and the present owners are still running them with nary a problem.
A bit of an update on the Carlisles that I installed on my Trailmanor. I spoke to the owner last week, and they had a flat a couple of weeks ago. But, those tires were at least 7 years old !! Those puppies should have been replaced several years ago.
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