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XJ550 Wheel Weights

Discussion in 'XJ DIY How-To Instructions' started by Michael R, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Michael R

    Michael R Member

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    I have put new tires on my Seca rims and need to balance. It looks like I have some original lead weights that clip to the rim center. What’s the best way to remove and can I remount them if needed? I assume they just crimp on with pliers?

    The texture and build of the Seca wheels doesn’t look like a good surface area for stick-on weights.
     
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    if you mount your own tires, before you put any air in them, check the balance. then you can spin the tire on the rim and maybe not even need weights, or a lot less.
    Scotch trim mounting tape always holds my weights on and their really hard to remove
     
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    Great idea on the pre-inflate! Crap, should have thought about that. I’ve got a good seal, so not go to deflate for now.
     
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    The clip on type are held by spring pressure (the clips are spring steel).
    I use adhesive backed weights on the rim, because some numpty at a shop stole my clip-on weights the last (I mean THE very last) time I took the wheels in to have new tires put on.
     
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    I just had both my tires replaced and the guy puts glass beads inside the tires. I had never heard of this before but it works great no vibration and once you start moving the glass bead's are supposed to roll into the area on the tire to balance it if needed and also helps the tire wear evenly.
     
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    IMO it's a lazy way of almost balancing a tire, but other people love the things.
     
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    The nice thing about beads is the tire is theoretically balanced for its life, while using weights clipped or adhered to the rim only balances the tire as it is currently, brand new, full tread which will change, as will the balance. Granted it's only a slight change usually but it all adds up.
     
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    The beads are working well for me I just had the ol Ladies tires changed and her old tires were worn all funky. I had the bead's put in hers also so We see how it goes.
     

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