Wheel balance

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 18:45
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Does anyone know of a place to balance 44" tyres . Years ago we use to be able to balance wheels on a car . Most places I walk into and ask if they have a on car balancer , walk away and think i am nuts lol . ( probably a little right )

I have tried a few local truck places with no luck.

Cheers all
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 18:57

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 18:57
Whoa...... 44 inch tyres......

You've outdone yourself now Eric.

According to my calculations, they should not ever need balancing, because, even traveling at 110 km/h, they are probably only rotating about 6 revolutions / minute!!!

44" tyres........... wow.........

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 20:34

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 20:34
LMAO Wolfie.....

You're right though....they are phriggin HUGE donuts.

I would have thought that the place/s that sell these tyres should be able to either (a) do the wheel balance for you or (b) point you in the right direction to a place that can do it.

Good luck Eric.....

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 19:04

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 19:04
They can Roachie , but i thought it was a little extreme to take the car to the states lol

cheers mate , hope your well
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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 20:42

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 20:42
Where are yo u ?? If Sydney maybe i can help...but sure of tyre size ? What size solar panel do u carry ?
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:02

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:02
sure about size lol . Solar panel is 100 watt
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Reply By: Utemad - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 20:43

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 20:43
How about a truck wheel alignment shop?

What's a 44in tyre in comparison to a semi-trailer tyre?
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:05

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:05
been a couple up my way . Will head down to Camberfield tomorrow and have a chat to afew people people there in the heavy department .
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Follow Up By: Steve - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:07

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:07
Twice the size !! generally most trailers are 22.5 inches..and older ones are 20 inches...Unimogs run 20 rims !! so imagine a 44 inch one ...the mind boggles !! SIZE does matter !! especially if u want them balanced on the 'rig'...
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:16

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:16
Steve,

I imagine Eric is talking overall tyre diameter not rim diameter.

So if a semi runs 22.5in rims what is their overall tyre diameter?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:13

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:13
Most 44inch tires wont balance up without massive weights. You are talking swampers or boggers or similar or maybe the Trxus??

Since most trucks with 44's only ever run up to about 40kph, and are crawling etc, theres hardly any need to balance them.

Pro-Comp in Narre probably can do it, but I remember the GU with 44's they had didnt bother.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 18:46

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 18:46
pro-axle in campbellfield has a dynamic on vehicle rig with the strobe light etc, that will do the job for you.

cheers.

ps. hows the draw project goin ? not those new quick remove jobs is it ???
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 19:03

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 19:03
sounds great mate , thats the machine I am looking for .

Draws going ok . second set handles well . In the middle of pumping out a couple sets in 80 /100 and jackaroo for testing .

cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 23:51

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 23:51
jackaroo drawers eh? Pity i dont have any rough trips planned :-((((

unless the calder fwy and ring road counts, its like going to hell and back every day...
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