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#567560 - 20/03/19 12:35 PM Wheel weights
John V6 Offline

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I came across an odd problem today.

I was checking the last of the earthing points & was cleaning up the one in the rear drivers side. To access that you have to take off the spare wheel which is an alloy.

When I did that I noticed that the paint on the inside of the wheel was flaky & worse that there were balance weights that literally fell off with the paint as I removed the wheel.

So a rebalance is in order.

If you have alloy wheels it might be worth checking where the weights are fitted. Losing one on a spare is a pain but on a road wheel under load could be traumatic.
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#567626 - 20/03/19 04:57 PM Re: Wheel weights [Re: John V6]
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Definately could be nasty
Could put a serious dent in the underside of a wing
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#567631 - 20/03/19 05:04 PM Re: Wheel weights [Re: John V6]
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A good "something to check" thumbs
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#567674 - 20/03/19 07:53 PM Re: Wheel weights [Re: Stewart S]
BertR Offline

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Originally Posted By Stewart S
Definately could be nasty
Could put a serious dent in the underside of a wing

Or worse, could hit individuals, unsafe.
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#567678 - 20/03/19 08:13 PM Re: Wheel weights [Re: John V6]
DaveK Offline
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John
A good point. I had the same problem on my Wires. The weights were on the inside of the wheel but taped on. In my case I noticed the tape was falling apart when I took the wheel off to deep clean it. But luckily I caught the problem before the weights fell off.
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#567751 - 21/03/19 09:15 AM Re: Wheel weights [Re: John V6]
CooperMan Offline

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Almost all track & race cars put self adhesive foil tape over the stick on type of weight to give an additional layer of security, I've always done it on all my cars & Karts (road or track)

Personally I don't like knock on weights as they rely on a very small clip gripping the edge of the rim, they often cause bi-metallic corrosion and eventually come loose
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