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      01-10-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Is 3 oz of balancing weight excessive?

I ordered a set of Miro 942 18" staggered (8.5 front 9.5 rear) wheels with Continental Extreme Contact DW tires from BavarianX. They just arrived and three of the four wheels have 3 oz worth of 1/4 oz sticky weights on them.

Is that an excessive amount of weight for balancing?
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      01-10-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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Almost a quarterpounder's worth of weight...nah.. Doesn't sound like a lot when talking about a burger, but when talking about the amount of uniformity of a round wheel, it does sound like a good bit.

Maybe tpms is the issue, but my stock wheels dont have much.
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That is pretty normal for wheels with TPMS as you are adding more weight to one side of the wheel. I have balanced hundreds of wheels and once in a blue moon I get a perfectly balanced wheel that does not require any wheel weights.
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Not excessive at all.
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Thanks everyone. It just looked like a bunch of weight lined up on the wheel like that.
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3oz of weight is normal and typically anywhere from 5oz+ would be excessive.

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3oz of weight is normal. Like Alan said, 5oz+ is a lot.
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3oz of weight is normal. Nothing to worry about.
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Almost a quarterpounder's worth of weight...nah.. Doesn't sound like a lot when talking about a burger, but when talking about the amount of uniformity of a round wheel, it does sound like a good bit.

Maybe tpms is the issue, but my stock wheels dont have much.
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