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Anothe question (equal for balancing)

Ok, first I appoligize for starting so many threads....

but I just want to know this.

Should I try equal?

I can't see how ALL 4 rims are out of wack.

The tire place I went to is VERY repuatable but I don't think they work on tires that large usually. They are more "rims (22's and such)". I was thinking...it's almost impossible for ALL 4 to be messed up. I can see 1 being messed up, but all 4???

Is there somewhere I can buy equal, or should I go with airsoft pellets? or what should I do?

I want to do it myself so I was thinking airsoft because you just air down and take off the stem right?

This could be my big break here!!!

I was jut thinking that all 4 rims CAN'T be out of wack!!! thats just wack
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it works, but if they say the rims are bent then idk.

it works best with 35s or bigger.
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he just said they were bent because they weren't balancing right on the road force...one took 18, he put 22 on it and it was still messed up.

Maybe it's just the combo of steel wheels/33's that are throwing it off. I dunno...is there somehwere that will tell me if the wheel is messed up? Is there a machine or something?
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steel wheels usually suck. i ordered a spare from summit that matches my wheels but steel, for cheaper. the tire shop said the wheel was all bent to ....
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btw fomr my experence with summit it is more than likely that all 4 are bent how bad is the question... EVERY steel wheel is non curiclur(sp) it is just how it is and how they are made i but wheels from summit and 2 of mine are bent all of then are "Bent" but 2 of them are just plain bent lol allmost .1 of a inch off center lol so ya just leting you know you arint the olny one i was gonna send mine back but i was like f it because it was 2 i would have to have 2 new and 2 stock for like 3 weeks and also the cost at the time was too much... now i can wait tell my 33's :p
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zach, I'll probably end up buying your wheels. I can't take this steel wheels crap!

I wish someone warned me, well, I'll be the one that warns everyone else now!!!!

Maybe thats why you aren't a fan of steel wheels?

haha, I'm getting em de-mounted in the next couple days, and shipped out ASAP
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im not a fan of steel becasue they are heavy, and rust. and being out of balance isnt cool either.
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Yes steel sucks...I took mine to a 4 wheel drive place to have them balanced and they didnt do it right and they still shake, i was thinking of this on the way home...Debating on buying a different set of rims or what....Im thinking buy a set of polished alumn...and some new 33x12.5x15 BFG's.......
But i want to try equal also....ive heard alot of good things about it...

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i was going to buy equal as well untill i found a good shop in town that really knows how to balance wheels.
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Damn, I am thinking about just buying the wheels out of my pocket and not even sending these back. I just remembered I painted that little red stripe thats on the outside...they probably won't even take em back. Oh well, now its time to save up. I got 2 more weeks until I can buy your rims zach.

You think they woudl take em back still? or should I not even bother and learn my lesson the hard way? I could throw a spare set of mudders on em or something...maybe use it for a spare?

I could probably sell em for spares? 20 bux each plus shipping?
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Yes they still should take them back. They probably wont even notice you did anything to them.
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if you mounted tires to them they will not take them back. it says right on the box.

ebay...
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if you mounted tires to them they will not take them back. it says right on the box.

ebay...
the guy said since they are bent, and there is no way to tell if they are un-mounted, it's ok. He also said they will test it.

I'm also thinking ebay...just NO one say anything...please?

Its kinda messed up, but I kinda don't care at the same time.

How much should I sell em for? like 150 plus shipping?
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somthign like that sounds nice.
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eual will absorb water, use airsoft pellets
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equal does not. its a plastic, not a sand just like airsoft pellets but smaller.

you should reread your facts before posting.
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eual will absorb water, use airsoft pellets
Please dont start that debate again with the absorbing water. Look into it before making assumptions please.
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lol
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I'm trying to return em to summit

but where can I buy equal? I can't find any place online?
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Go to www.imiproducts.com then search in the dealer section in your state for places of busniness that sell it. I was not able to locate any online either, we got it from a place by Zachs house when we put my lift on.
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I can't find any near me...the closest is lakeland. I think i might try conventional balancing first
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sorry Bill, when he said equal, i thought he was talking about the fake sugar granuels
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sorry Bill, when he said equal, i thought he was talking about the fake sugar granuels
LOL ok, I hope you are not being serious. If you are then I understand lol.
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yeah I forgot about that 4 page argument, and the first time around I only got into page two cuz of the **** talking going back and forth and lack or actual info, but I just read the whole thing. but seriously I thought that he was talking about that sugar replacement stuff because your Equal stuff slipped my mind completely lol

after reading that whole thing, Equal get a thumbs up from me, it's been proven here to do what it was meant to do. the two sides were arguing two different things of balancing a tire to zero or gaining the smoothest ride possible on bigger tires. And Zach was the only one showing he knew that there were two arguments going on but couldn't get it across with out sounding snotty. lol

anyway YES use equal it will help you
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yeah I forgot about that 4 page argument, and the first time around I only got into page two cuz of the **** talking going back and forth and lack or actual info, but I just read the whole thing. but seriously I thought that he was talking about that sugar replacement stuff because your Equal stuff slipped my mind completely lol

after reading that whole thing, Equal get a thumbs up from me, it's been proven here to do what it was meant to do. the two sides were arguing two different things of balancing a tire to zero or gaining the smoothest ride possible on bigger tires. And Zach was the only one showing he knew that there were two arguments going on but couldn't get it across with out sounding snotty. lol

anyway YES use equal it will help you
I think I might try to have the tires done at another place. The more and more I think about it...all 4 rims can't be out of wack can they?

I mean, maybe if I have them spin them 180* first...then try the equal or conventional balancing...

you think equal would help balance out? even if the rim is like very SLIGHTLY off???
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