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is it okay to run an unbalances tire?

Old 10-11-2009, 05:14 PM
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well, as you might have seen on of my other threads, on of my pede;s tires is totally unbalances (half the tires foam is in one bundle in the middle of no where). will this cause any problems other than shaking?
Old 10-11-2009, 05:55 PM
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Default RE: is it okay to run an unbalances tire?

Depends how hard you're running, it will definitely cause premature degradation of the tire. You're also risking uneaven wear and increased vibration stress on the hub, axle, and joints.
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how do you know its all in a bunch? better question how does it get like that when its around a rim?
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Default RE: is it okay to run an unbalances tire?

you sure it just isn't water in there? (maybe the foam ripped)

anyway, it could also wear out your bearing faster, and make it less stable.
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yeh i think their is water in them.. how does a foam bunch up if its a complete cicle around a rim
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well, i tried to drill a small 1/8 hole in the rims. 3 went good, 1 wasnt so great. anyways, this one deflates much faster when pushed with a hand, and when deflated, it feels solid, by that, i mean it feels as if there is no foam. should i buy foam or a new tire? anddo masher 2000's fit on 2.8 inch all star rims? thanks
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Default RE: is it okay to run an unbalances tire?

mashers won't tho i'd get proline badlands 30 if you're looking for a good offroad tire
basically you'll vibrate your car apart which will cause a lot more wear on parts than you'd think i'd at the very least i'd try deglueing one side and use like a screwdriver to get the foam back in line

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new idea, can i temporarily get the foam out and do some repairs with some packaging tape?. i guess it will reduce the wobble by a bit.. no LHS over here
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Does anyone have a link to a tire balancing guide thread or something similar?
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ORIGINAL: gelbschnee

Does anyone have a link to a tire balancing guide thread or something similar?
Here's a video guide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtdXDstLr7s
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Thanks.
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Thanks.
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