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When a tire gets balanced, it seems there are two [2] options.
1-is the dynamic where you take it to a shop who spins it up and applies the weights as the machine says so.
2-is the static where you buy the kit and do it yourself at home. Bascially the heavy area drops to the bottom and you balance it until there is no heavy spot.

I don't think there is any other way.

So what first hand experience have you had with these methods?
I had mine balanced by it looked like the machine had a slight bend of the shaft that you mount the tire on.

Thanks !!!

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I randomly added 2oz just to see what happened, and what it felt like, and noticed nothing.
WOW
I would have thought that 2 oz would make a big difference but there it is.

I noticed that the shop seems to always add the same amount of weight in the same spot even when i change tires.

maybe the tires are that close to perfect and the rim is off.
if thats the case i wonder if the rim could be balanced in the same concept of balancing a flywheel, independent of any other components?

maybe 'feeling' unbalanced isnt the proper tool.
if the tire is unbalanced i'm picturing that that it will loose some contact with the road.
i'm probably just having and exaggerated thought here and its just fine.

thanks for all the replies.
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i noticed that when i replace a tire, even when the indicators are about to come through, is noticeably flimsy.
the new tire has some stiffness in the center.. not so with a worn tire.
this probably one of the reasons a new tires feels so 'fresh'.:2cents:
 

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The guy who mounts my tires always looks at me funny when I remind him not to balance them... :D

with a few basic tools its not bad at all to swap the tires out.
i'm not trying to say you're wrong or anything negative here.
 

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Mr. rcannon409, if you could get a 19" knobby to seal on a 17" wheel you are indeed a miracle mechanic.
i think you missed his point
i dont think he was saying that he could actually mount a.....never mind
 
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