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Old 08-28-2008, 08:56 PM
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How does on "win" a DE??
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:00 PM
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How does on "win" a DE??
Don't tell me you don't know.........
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:08 PM
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That is a good point to see if your tires are rotating on the rim. I have never checked that, and my last few outings i noticed a vibration from like 120 to 150. I bet that the tires have moved and now the tire weights are counter productive. I have read posts of people talking about it, just never occur ed to me to check it out.
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I just balance the wheels one time & tape the weights with some heavy duty aluminum tape. That way it doesn't matter if the tire moves. And I'll clean out the rubber in the wheels after a day if they build up.
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Larry -

That seems to assume that the wheels are the variable (and need counter weights) while the tires are perfectly true. No?
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by purplehaze. View Post
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That seems to assume that the wheels are the variable (and need counter weights) while the tires are perfectly true. No?
Not really. The tires can be out of balance as well, but the wheels certainly are due to the valve stem and sometimes due to differing metal thicknesses. Balancing the wheel gets you closer. When I feel picky, I'll static balance the wheels with the tires on them, and if they start vibrating because they move, I'll just yank off that weight. BTW Hoosiers and MPSCs are the most "in balance" tires I have found, short of racing slicks.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:59 AM
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Mount the tires with hair spray rather than the tire soap. Reduces the tire rotation on the rims. Use unsented or your car will smell like a blue hair at sunday church.
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