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#134522 Buckled 16" Alloys!!!

Posted by Motocrossmad on 03 July 2011 - 10:49 PM

Alloy wheel weights are peices of lead in 5g-10g sizes with a sticky pad on them, when a tyre is fitted the wheel ends up having a heavy point and light point. When balancing is done it tells you where the heavy end is and the amount it is heavier in g's. The fitter will then add the same amount shown to the light point of tyre ( 180 degree from heavy point) and will balance the wheel again. This time there should be no heavy or light point and the wheel will now be balanced.

alloy wheel weights

excessive wheel weight

the problem with a buckled wheel is you will never get it balanced properly and when fixed one point then another heavy point will show up, This is what you call chasing a buckle, You can tell this when there is various points around the tyre where weights are fitted.

#130748 16 Vs 17

Posted by Motocrossmad on 07 June 2011 - 12:08 PM

i went for the 17 option as the car in the dealers had the 16's and looked far to small for the car.
as for ride quality i dont have a clue, car hasnt arrived yet......