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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 03, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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I WENT TO A TIRE SHOP TO HAVE MY HOOSIER QUICK TIME D.O.T. TIRES MOUNTED AND BALANCED. THE TIRES ARE USED, BUT LOOK TO BE IN GREAT SHAPE WITH ABOUT 80% OF THEIR LIFE LEFT. IF IT MATTERS THE TIRE SIZE IS 29-10-15 AND THE RIMS ARE STEEL RALLEY'S 10-15. ANYWAY, THE TIRE GUY MOUNTED THE TIRES WITH SOME NEW RACING TUBES, BUT WAS HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME BALANCING THEM. HE SAID THEY WERE BOUNCY. WHAT IS BOUNCY? [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img] HE TOLD ME TO DRIVE ON THEM FOR A LITTLE WHILE THEN BRING THE BACK TO BE BALANCED. HE SAID THIS WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM. DOES THIS MAKE SENSE? OR IS THIS GUY GIVING ME A LOAD OF CRAP? MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE TIRES? ANYBODY GOT ANY COMMENTS?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 03, 03:45 PM
 
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CM, I'm not sure what he meant by "Bouncy". If he was having a hard time balancing them, he probably could have rotated the tires on the rims and than balanced them. I'm sure someone here can help you with this. I plan on buying a set of these. Let me know how you like them.
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Not sure if it helps but I recall reading about the little steel weld knob that the factory put on all wheels to show aprox. where the wheel was needing weight. I see them on my wheels, both 15" and 14" if he uses that as a starting point, he can slide the tire around and mark with chalk and spin again. If it isnt right, deflate and rotate more away from the steel knob. Its less than the size of a pea but should be there.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 03, 04:04 AM
 
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Just a guess here, but maybe he was refering to road force/ride matching. Some of the new machines measure that. To the effect of loaded radial runout x tire stiffness = force variation. It basically is measuring the spring rate of the tire over the circumference. It looks for a spot on the tire that may have a greater or smaller spring rate than the rest of the tire.
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