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Balancing/Alignment?

First off let me reinforce that I absolutely love my new rims/tires. The question is though I can't seem to find anyone who can balance them or align them, is there anything I need to know about this? I was told by a Goodyear MGR that alot of people have this problem when they go to a bigger than stock rim/tire I just figure him for BSing me. At around 45-60 MPH I have a horrible vibration even on the best of roads, and a slight pull to the right that tends to get scary if I have to apply the brakes. Even worse is driving around town at 35-45MPH and hit a rough spot in the road (which is every 10ft in MS) i feel as if it is going to throw me off the road. I am looking for suggestions as to what to ask for when I go to my 5th tire/wheel shop this week?

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u need what they call a speed balance......they balanced my 20's with 34's on them with no problem
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The pull is most likely going to be no correctable due to the tires being wider and they will pull ya around. The balancing is another story, find a shop that has a road force balancer and they should be able to hook ya up.
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any shop that actually knows what they are doing and gives two shakes about the work they do can do it right. most shops just dont give a damn, no offense to people that do tires and alignments for a living, but i know what they do and the corners they cut to make it seem in the green, like just leaning on the tire a tiny bit on a hunter machine to get it to read green rather than actually adjusting anything and getting it into spec.

As for balancing, it can be tough but it is doable to get things balanced right. I've managed to get a set of 31x11.5-15 trxus STS balanced including the one that had a lateral imbalance which was very annoying when it needed 12oz. of weight on one side, but it did balance... and the set of 33" trxus M/Ts on my GFs ranger I balanced out like nothing and ride great.
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Ok thanks, so basically I need to go to a shop that balances big wheels and tires, to get it done right? The alignment is not as big of a deal as the rough ride at my normal speeds between work and home especially on a bad bladder LOL
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just keep going around someone will help you get them balanced.

also whaen is the last time you have had an alignment?
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just keep going around someone will help you get them balanced.

also whaen is the last time you have had an alignment?
2 weeks ago when they put the new tires and rims on supposedly.
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take it back and tell them its been pulling to the right. maybe they will redo it for free
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