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This is a discussion on Wheel Weights within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I hate the look of the wheel weights on the front side of my rims. I want to switch to ...

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    Wheel Weights

    I hate the look of the wheel weights on the front side of my rims. I want to switch to sticky weights, but am unsure of how close it will be to being balanced.

    I have the stock speedline wheels, but there is a good 2 - 2.5 inches from the outside of the rim to the closest area for a sticky weight.

    How do you guys with big lipped rims (3/4" Lips) keep them balanced without having ugly wheel weights messing up your look?

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    I have sticky weights on the inner barrel. Never had issues balancing my wheels either.
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    Just keep them as close to the backside of the spokes as possible and the wheels should balance out. If you set the machine up correctly it will compinsate for the weight placement.

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    i was told as long as the weights are farther apart then the width of your long four fingers....its good. i would say 3 to 3-12 inches

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    Cool. I'll take it to my local shop next week when the weather clears up.

    Gotta get her looking her best for the car show on the 27th

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    I have my weights on the inside of the wheel...best of all 3 worlds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SStriker View Post
    Just keep them as close to the backside of the spokes as possible and the wheels should balance out. If you set the machine up correctly it will compinsate for the weight placement.
    yep, the new tire balancers are computerized and before the tires are balanced they are calibrated for each wheel. so if done right, sticky weights are just as efficient as clip on weights. and with the coil-overs its pretty hard to feel any vibrations unless the tires are way out of balance.

    and ive balanced thousands of tires and never heard any such thing about finger lengths? it wont matter as long as the machine knows where to put them, however the farther apart the less weight it will take.

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    Cool. Got em done a couple days ago. Looks TOOOONS better. Thanks for the help guys!

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