Tires and Wheels What skins are you rollin' around on? Discuss wrapping your rims in here.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Wheel not staying balanced?

  #1  
Old 04-09-2013, 04:54 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 260
Karcinagin is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Wheel not staying balanced?

So I just lifted my truck and put on steel rims that I sand blasted and painted black. Had my uncle mount and balance the wheels and they balanced just fine. Note the tires were used on my dads full size 74 and do not have 500 miles on them. Took it on the road and then vibrations. So went back to his house and we balanced them again. They were balanced using a cone in the hub hole in the rim. Drove it again and more vibrations. I maked the tires before I came home from work today and got on it a few times(1-2 shift is quite firm) and the tires did not spin on the rim.

Any ideas? Should they be lug-centric balanced?
My next step would be to have them balanced on a road force balancer.
 
  #2  
Old 04-09-2013, 10:30 PM
00chevblazer's Avatar
New Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NW PA
Posts: 86
00chevblazer is on a distinguished road
Default

Have you considered having a bent wheel perhaps? I know you said they are fairly new, but wilder things have happened.

I they should be hub-centric balanced if im not mistaken.
 
  #3  
Old 04-10-2013, 06:04 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 260
Karcinagin is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I dont think its bent, I took all the rims and spun them on the tire balancer and the most movement i saw at 1/8 of an inch on one of the rims.
 
  #4  
Old 04-10-2013, 07:22 AM
LeWhite's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: under Los Angeles
Posts: 836
LeWhite will become famous soon enough
Default

Lets see, you modifyed your suspension now you have probs. Id guess if you put back the stock rims your problems would cease. Because the new rims are not hub centered
 
  #5  
Old 04-12-2013, 10:05 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 260
Karcinagin is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Originally Posted by LeWhite View Post
Lets see, you modified your suspension now you have probs. Id guess if you put back the stock rims your problems would cease. Because the new rims are not hub centered
Don't you mean stock suspension? As for the rims I check and they are hub centric rims, they came off a 4x4 s10.

I am going to bet the tires have flat spots from sitting 6+months and not moving so I am going to drive it some and then balance it again and see if they are better.
 
  #6  
Old 04-12-2013, 02:49 PM
LeWhite's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: under Los Angeles
Posts: 836
LeWhite will become famous soon enough
Default

Try spin ballance. Bubble ballance doesnt account for wobble or out of plane ballance. I'v never heard of a flat spot from setting dismounted.
Do you have a bent axle?
How did you get your shifts so firm?
 
  #7  
Old 04-14-2013, 05:27 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 260
Karcinagin is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Originally Posted by LeWhite View Post
Try spin ballance. Bubble ballance doesnt account for wobble or out of plane ballance. I'v never heard of a flat spot from setting dismounted.
Do you have a bent axle?
How did you get your shifts so firm?
They were on rims under my dads 74 full size sitting. I would say axles are fine, as no vibration with stock rims and winter tires on them.
 
  #8  
Old 04-15-2013, 06:11 PM
LeWhite's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: under Los Angeles
Posts: 836
LeWhite will become famous soon enough
Default

Again we go you modifyed your suspension now you have probs. You un modify and the probs will go away. Hmm.
 

Last edited by LeWhite; 04-15-2013 at 06:14 PM.
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
brino1
Engine & Internal
3
11-04-2012 10:48 AM
cc4usa
Engine & Transmission
2
07-30-2011 02:21 PM
rasputinlv
2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
8
11-10-2010 07:53 PM
blazinchevy89
Tires and Wheels
12
03-07-2010 01:30 PM
98BlazerLT4x4
2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
1
03-04-2008 06:00 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Wheel not staying balanced?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.