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My $20 Craigslist find...

I know some people wouldnt be happy but i was...


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being my truck is a 2000 its a 2 bulb tail light and i had the amber taped off on the 98-99 tails so i thought this would solve the problem




If your wondering where the wheel is i was in the lovely heated garage balancing it.. it got a nail in it and had it hot patched and it was out of balance...






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^^ letting the snow melt in 72deg garage lol..




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bubble balancer some of you young people might not understand or know what they are lol... personally i love them works great every time..




also decided to paint the housing on my LED 3rd brake light being chrome and black truck should look stupid... prob be dry in the morning...








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Looking good dude. I need to do the same thing.
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Explain the bubble balancer?
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I love the bubble balancers. I remember going to balance tires with my dad for our '71 f-100 wood truck and always using one
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looks good I like it
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Explain the bubble balancer?
what you do is there is a bubble on an indicator in the middle there kinda like a Level for doing studs...

you center the bubble with just the balancer dry

then place the tire on and flip the lever and the tire will go off balance and the bubble will move.. you then try and balance the tire so the bubble is in the middle...

if it is calling for say 4oz on one side you want to slip the difference in a 45deg from the center of the 4oz so its 2oz either way 22deg away from the center in a sense its not that precis persay.. you make sure its still level...

then take it off put the weight on and place back on the balancer then see if the bubble is in the middle.. if it is you have a balanced tire.. i have taken my tire to like discount before had them balance get on the freeway and its vibrating like mad.. then bring it home throw the tire on the bubble and sure enough its not balance thus why i never trust tire dudes anymore..



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I love the bubble balancers. I remember going to balance tires with my dad for our '71 f-100 wood truck and always using one
i agree only thing i use anymore...
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New tails?
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New tails?
that would be correct.. the center of the pic lol...
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Looks good Stone. I'm interested to see how the 3rd brake light looks painted.
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Hum only 100 bucks, I might have to pick one up.
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I was about to ask why you took off your wheel to change a taillight!

Looks new!
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Yeah I like those tails alot better.
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Looks good Stone. I'm interested to see how the 3rd brake light looks painted.
someone already on here did thats how i got the idea and the chrome on this one looked like *** just after little over a year on it...


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Hum only 100 bucks, I might have to pick one up.
what? talking about a bubble... ? i got mine for like $10 at a swap meet.. its from like 1960 lol...


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I was about to ask why you took off your wheel to change a taillight!

Looks new!
its a tricky thing there is one screw the tire blocks LOL.... the tails where on a 2001 for like a couple months he said then he removed for altezza's and they have been living in a box...
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I was about to ask why you took off your wheel to change a taillight!

Looks new!
People from MI do things a little differently.

Looks good to me Mr. Stone.
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yea i need to sell mine too
make some money off stuff that is taking up room in the garage
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People from MI do things a little differently.

Looks good to me Mr. Stone.
that we do lol...


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yea i need to sell mine too
make some money off stuff that is taking up room in the garage
why? lol 90% of it i need its parts to my 1929 ford. then if you pay attention you will see parts for my 5.0L then also tons of random ranger parts lol
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i have taken my tire to like discount before had them balance get on the freeway and its vibrating like mad.. then bring it home throw the tire on the bubble and sure enough its not balance thus why i never trust tire dudes anymore..
You can trust me Zach.

In all honesty what probably happened is they tossed it on the balancer and spun it once put the weights on and took it off the balancer. It really should be spun again after the weights are put on. A lot of times aftermarket rims will not balance out again, and need to be spun a couple times to get it right.

If I were to get my tires serviced anywhere, I would make sure its not busy and its not near close, or else they are going to rush it.
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my 2nd favorite tails besides the 06s, nice Zach!
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am i the only one that doesnt like 06 tails LOL..
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Looks good stone. I like the 01-05 tails on there better then the old ones!
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Nice find for $20. I think they look good. '01-'05 tails are my favorite.
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am i the only one that doesnt like 06 tails LOL..
no i don't like them either... and that bubble balancer is hella cool
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Nice change Zach.
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that would be correct.. the center of the pic lol...
Ha posting before reading.
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I need to balance my 33's.

Tails look good on there.
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