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      03-30-2008, 06:44 PM   #1
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how much weight is acceptable to add to a rim to balance it?

i am looking to get a set of m6 rims for my 335 and i have heard stories about some of the replica rims, csl, miro etc, needing 4 to 5 ounces of weight per rim to balance

when this is done you will almost 100% have vibration that will never go away. plus the fact that you have all these additional weights that can pop off, which i have seen happen over bumps

how are the m6 rims from either **********s or jlevi?

do both these companies sell the same m6 rims, or are they from different manufactures? should i go with one or the other?

i would ask both these companies but there both going to say there rims are better and to buy from them anyways

i just dont want to order these rims and have to add toms of weights or have noticable vibration

i know there replicas, but there still going to cost me $800 .
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dumb question but why would you need to add weights to rims i c peolpe talk about this all the time. arent they all the same weight anyways? and do factory wheels taht come with the car have added weigts?
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Weights are added to balance the wheel tire combination because it is very rare that any wheel/tire combination is balanced for its entire mass.

Not really a dumb question as it is a fact of life. I don't think there is a set answer as there are so many variables between the wheels construction as well as the tire's.
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Keep in mind that balancing your wheel also has to do with the brand of tire you're putting on and also the method by which it is balanced. I prefer the Hunter GSP9700 system for getting my wheels setup http://www.gsp9700.com/

It looks like the best solution for you is to get tires/wheels (mounted & balanced) at the same time from the vendor. This way, you're assured that there won't be any balance/vibration when the wheels are put on the car.
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