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Spin balancing Slicks

I am about to change from Quick time pro's to Slicks. Should I have them balanced when I have them mounted? What's every one else doing?


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post #2 of 21 Old 09-23-2008, 11:45 PM
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i balance mine

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I've never had any of mine balanced

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I've always balanced mine! Most of the people I know balance them as well.

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Mickey Thompson recommends their bias ply slicks be bubble balanced.

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always balanced here too.....
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bubble balanced with stick on weights and a strip of duct tape over them
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If they are not screwed, not much need because they will spin inside the wheel.

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I always balanced mine but smokems is right if they spin inside the tire no sense getting them balanced.


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I am using screws and tubes.

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I didnt use to balance mine till I had a bad shake at the top end now I balance all of them, we even ballance the slicks on the dragster/
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Bubble balance here


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I don't balance my slicks or DR

never had a vibration.

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I tried to ride with not balancing the slicks and had a terrible vibration. I always balance mine now.

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I've always had mine balanced also. Never tried without.

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spin balance with tape weights on inside only. Never did any other way. My rims are screwed also with no tubes.

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They are always gonna be different. I just mounted and bubble balanced some ET Streets with tubes. Remember if you are going to screw you tires to the rims do that before balancing. Always done that never had a problem with vibration all though this past time one rim didnt need any weight at all and the other needed 2 1/2 ounces.
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Why would you balance slicks? If you have no bead-lock/screws the tire WILL move with low air pressure.

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no balance on either slicks, drag radials or ET Streets and I just made an 80 mile trip in the car, smooth as silk on the interstate with full drag suspension and slammed to the ground.

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Thanks to every one who posted. I Emailed Hoosier with the same question and they said to balance them. i had it done once I put the screws back in.

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