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Old 05-17-2012, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much wheel weight is acceptable on new tires?

I just purchased a new set of tires and I ended up going with the Toyo Open Country AT's 285/70/R17 E Rated for my tire and got them installed today. I was real impressed with ride quality compared to my D rated BFG's which rode like crap but could have been a balance/alignment issue. I noticed to toyos were much smoother as I expect with a new tire.

My biggest concern is the amount of wheel weights. Does anyone know what the acceptable amount per tire is if there is any such thing.

My weights were:

Front Driver Tire
Outside 2.0oz P 57
Inside 2.0oz p 57

Back Driver Tire
Outside 1.5oz p 43
Inside 1.75oz p 50

Front Pass. Tire
Outside 1.25oz p 35 & 1.5oz p 43
Inside 1.75 oz p 50

Back Pass. Tire
Outside 2.25oz p 64
Inside 2.5oz p 71

These are the hammer on weights and look fairly big especially when they have 2 together. It's a lot more wheel weights than I expected especially since I read so many reviews how the Toyo tires are some of the best rounded tires requiring little to no wheel weights.

By the way they were made in USA instead of Japan.
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IIRC, someone said that more than 6 oz per wheel you should request a rebalance or another tire. Yours looks within that so I think you're ok.

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Placement of the weights tells a lot. If weights on inside are 180 degrees apart from the weights on the outside, the weights are compensating for side to side imbalance. If the weights are directly across from each other, then the tire has a heavy spot. With the amount of weight you have, you have no issue.
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Thats not much weight at all I bet they used junk steel weights not lead weights thats why there so big. I think I have 9oz of tape weights on the inside edge of one of my wheels. As long as the wheel / tire is round it doesnt really matter how much weight they take unless you dont have room for the weights or is looks very stupid because 1/2 your wheel is covered in weight.
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Front Pass. Tire
Outside 1.25oz p 35 & 1.5oz p 43
Inside 1.75 oz p 50
Not sure why they didnt use a 2.75 on the outside. The other numbers after the p are grams.
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Front Pass. Tire
Outside 1.25oz p 35 & 1.5oz p 43
Inside 1.75 oz p 50
Not sure why they didnt use a 2.75 on the outside. The other numbers after the p are grams.
Yeah I don't think it would bother me as bad if they had used 1 weight instead of the two on the outside. I may ask them tomorrow if they can change it. The only thing I can figure is they didn't have a 2.75.
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I do my own mounting and balancing. I have lead weights up to 3.00 oz. I hate the look of multiple weights in a row. If the weights are across from one another, you might ask them to turn the tire 180 degrees and re-balance. If you have the heavy spot on the tire and wheel in the same place, you are compensating for that. If you can get the heavy spots across from each other, that will reduce the total weight needed.
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Not sure how well they work, but I remember hearing of a product that actually goes inside the tire, like weighted beads or something, that apparently self balance the tire as you drive. Again not real familar but might be an option if you want to get rid of all the tape weight.
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Dyna beads will solve all your questions/problems...Thats all I will use from now on...No more dealing with the guys that failed tire college, trying to balance my tires.
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I put 5 oz. of dynabeads in each tires. They rebalance every time they start rotating. I've only had them in for a couple months but I like them.
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