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Wheel weights #567560
20/03/19 12:35 PM
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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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Re: Wheel weights [Re: John V6] #567626
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Definately could be nasty
Could put a serious dent in the underside of a wing


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Re: Wheel weights [Re: John V6] #567631
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A good "something to check" thumbs


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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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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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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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