Odd tire question

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I run a set of very beefy aluminum OEM Honda Passport wheels.

I usually throw them on the bubble balancer and more times than not they are within spec.

Seems cheap rims need the weights more than tires, I notice.
 

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Ive found on long road trips unbalanced tires blow out twice as fast as balanced... could be a coincident. i balance all my trailer tires now. I seem to have alot less issues.
 

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Interesting. Since I started towing over 10 years ago I never have and never had abnormal blowouts. The last year I have had a vibration only when I am towing so I figured it was a tire issue on the trailer. Time for 2 new tires so maybe will get them balanced at the same time.
 

hoss250

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Balance
Use trailer radials
Replace entire set every 6 years
Not the cheapest way, but I don't have tires blowout.
I wonder if you have a tire that has separated. How old?
 

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Balance
Use trailer radials
Replace entire set every 6 years
Not the cheapest way, but I don't have tires blowout.
I wonder if you have a tire that has separated. How old?

Yep, anytime I have a trailer vibration its a lumpy tire.
 

zukkev

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So do any of you guys balance your trailer tires?
Absolutely....
A unbalanced tire/wheel creates ALOT of extra heat from the bouncing/flexing... You may not be able to 'see' the bounce/flex, but you should feel it, and the tires DEFINITELY feel it...
 

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Nope.



I've done lots of long hauls. Cross country and down to KOH several times.



Buy good tires and you don't have to balance them.
 

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