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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted April 19, 2005 10:05 AM  
this may sound really stupid but do I need to balance the tires on my street stock??

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted April 19, 2005 11:22 AM  
I never bother with it. I mount my own tires at home.
I figure the mud chunks sticking to the wheel would negate any balancing efforts anyway.
Plus less stuff to fall off and cut a tire down.

Some People Race For A Living; I Live To Race

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 98
posted April 19, 2005 01:27 PM  
We don't balance our tires. We are not allowed to use wheel weights eathier. I guess if they came off with a little rub it could be just like a bullet flying with the rpms were at.

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted April 19, 2005 05:07 PM  
Well we balance ares all the time and we mount weight on inside but one of are sponsors is a tire shop and and can do as i want there.A unbalanced tire can bounce and loose traction and even though you get a little mud you can wipe hat off between heats. I guess its up to the driver and the rules.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted April 19, 2005 07:08 PM  
we have never balanced ours

thrill hill
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted April 19, 2005 08:27 PM  
After two two or three good slide by corner hard rubbins they woin't be balanced anyway.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted April 20, 2005 08:49 AM  
As long as you finish the race with all four tires, I would consider that balanced.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted April 20, 2005 11:27 AM  
"As long as you finish the race with all four tires, I would consider that balanced."

After the luck I had last year, I would consider that a victory in and of itself.


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