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    Balancing?

    Hi anyone, How did you balance the beadlocks after the install? Or did you not need to? Wondering if any shops were afraid to touch them being theyre beadlocks.. great write up. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billydangwrangler View Post
    Hi anyone, How did you balance the beadlocks after the install? Or did you not need to? Wondering if any shops were afraid to touch them being theyre beadlocks.. great write up. Thanks!
    Fortunately, these tires mounted up nice and round and no balancing was needed. We've got well over 30k on them now and they're still running nicely. That being said, IF we needed a balancing, we would have taken them to a local shop. Most shops like Discount Tire and the like won't touch them but there are some that will. You just need to call around.

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    Les Schwab will do it near me as long as they are not mounted onto the vehicle. I just have to bring them in loose.

    But that was 37ís. I called around here after getting 40ís and nobody will touch them. Luckily I donít need them balanced.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    Les Schwab will do it near me as long as they are not mounted onto the vehicle. I just have to bring them in loose.

    But that was 37ís. I called around here after getting 40ís and nobody will touch them. Luckily I donít need them balanced.


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    You may need to check with a truck/RV shop as they deal with big tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    You may need to check with a truck/RV shop as they deal with big tires.
    I really just wanted someone to break them down so I didnít have to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    I really just wanted someone to break them down so I didnít have to.


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    LOL - that really is a pain in the ass for sure. I've had my local Tires Plus separate my wheels from the tires but of course, I needed to have the rings off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    LOL - that really is a pain in the ass for sure. I've had my local Tires Plus separate my wheels from the tires but of course, I needed to have the rings off.
    Yeah I had the rings off. Big O said no at first then as I was ready to leave they chased me down and said they would do it but said $75 a tire. I laughed at them and left. Took me a little over an hour to do three. I think my time is worth $225 an hour.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    Yeah I had the rings off. Big O said no at first then as I was ready to leave they chased me down and said they would do it but said $75 a tire. I laughed at them and left. Took me a little over an hour to do three. I think my time is worth $225 an hour.


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    Damn, $75 a tire?? Yeah, I'd do them myself for that too. Crazy!

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    All of the Discount Tire shops in our area will balance 40ís on beadlocks and the one near me will unseat the rear bead. Thatís about all they will do.

    I ended up balancing mine. I was having bad wheel shake at 50 to 60 mph. It turned out that one of my wheels was so far out of balance that they couldnít fit the 17oz of weight that it asked for in one location. They had me take it home, pull out the wheel and rotate the tire 180 degrees on the wheel. I took it back and it balanced fine. Now I have almost no wheel shake. Kind of like a ghetto Road Force balance but it worked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tjeeper View Post
    My experience hasn't been so good. I ordered the ones in the link from Amazon, I can't get my TPMS to work correctly. I have lowered the threshold on the JL to 20 psi, so I got through that issue. The Jeep is only reading the front two tires. I had my local Discount check the sensors, all 4 sensors on the Jeep are sending out a signal, but the 5th (the spare) is not. I'm going to have to tear down that wheel to replace the sensor.

    As for why my Jeep can't read the back two tires, I have no idea. I've driven it about 100 miles in the past two weeks (I don't drive much). The next step will be to swap the rear and front tires to see what happens.

    I don't know what to say about the sensors. They are definitely Mopar, I expected them to work. I guess it is like the reviews say, works for some but not others.
    It won't send a signal because it's not turning.

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