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Old 08-29-2004
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I replaced the wranglers that came on my truck with some cooper discoverer s/t's. I have almost 6k on them and I'm going to rotate them soon. How often should I worry about having them balanced? Firestone has a sale on rotation/balance for $25. Is this really needed or just overkill?
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I think the manual says to rotate every other oil change, and to balance every other rotation.

I say to balance and rotate about every 5,000 to 7500 miles. 10k tops, or basically anytime you feel vibration in the wheel that is not RPM related, but MPH/speed related. Trouble is after a rotation, you could have a vibration problem you never felt because the rear isolated the balance problem, but when they are now on your front wheels, it can be felt.

Basic logic says that if you're gonna pay someone to take them off, might as well pay a few extra bucks and have them balance them too.
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well i would say every other oil change.

costco members can get it free up until tomm.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
after that it will ONLY be free if you buy your tires at costco
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I balance and rotate mine with every Oil change.... But I have easy Access to it..... some people prefer to balance every time they rotate....
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i always rotate every other oil and i balance every rotation...its cheap why not
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I was just going to rotate the tires myself, then saw the coupon for $25 rotation and balance and figured it was'nt a bad deal. I just was'nt real sure how often to balance. I really like these tires and want to keep them as long as possible.
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aint coupons great!!!!!!

we have had one out now for 9 months at the shop i work at, $12.95 for a oil change!!
hell i cant even change my own oil for 12 bucks, but we use filters made in a third world country, and the oil, i have no clue as to what kind it is or where is comes from LMAO!!!!!
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i have mine balanced every other oil change.
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