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guys with km2s question

just had mine rebalanced (road force) and they still vibrate a bit on the highway just wondering if this is normal cause my dads got 35" procomp muds on his f150 and its like riding on glass cant even tell its a mud tire. should i go back??
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only if you wanna give me your awesome km2's for free (ill pay for shipping) lol, just wear them out first, its a waste of money to buy new tires and not get all of your money back out of them
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i hear the do vibrate a little on some trucks but then again some dont. but hey its a mud tire.
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mine are smooth at highway speeds, but they did tell me they where difficult to balance. they ended up static balancing them.
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^^^ i wish they were smoother but they dont really bother me that much, only a little vibration, just wondering if anyones tires did run smooth
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Off topic, but what gears do you have?
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he has 3.73's haha
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33's and 3:73's are just as bad as my 32's and 3:55's.
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go get them to rebalance it. roadforce shouldn't make too much of a difference. especially if you payed for roadforce go back and they should check out the vibe issue. just curious, but where did you have them balanced.


mine are smooth, but i rotate and balance them every 1000 miles or so
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at tireco there a local tire shop. seem to be good guys i think i will have them redone
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he has 3.73's haha

nope i have 3.55s also still looking for 4.10s at a decent price
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ahh damn thought u said 3.73's.. my bad haha
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are they static balanced or dynamic balanced? keep in mind that your dads F-150 weighs alot more than your ranger making it harder to feel imbalance
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they were static but they were very bad that way. they only put sticky weights on the inside ( and the center of wheel ).maybe i should just hammer them on both sides to get a better balance
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Do you have hub centric rings?
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they were static but they were very bad that way. they only put sticky weights on the inside ( and the center of wheel ).maybe i should just hammer them on both sides to get a better balance
when they were balanced, were they road forced? stickies on the inside and hammer ons on the inner lip should be adequate
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you dont need hubrings, static balancing should be fine.

here is what i would check on a vibration issue.

have them all rebalanced. Check for bent rims and hops in the tire while they are on the balancer. put the best two assemblies on front.

go out back and tell them the problem you are having and watch them work on it
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mine didnt vibrate
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nope i have 3.55s also still looking for 4.10s at a decent price
Good luck man. I have been looking for an 8.8 with 4:10's for a while with no luck yet. 3:55 FTL!!!
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hell if they were 35s i would trade you haha

they should smooth out, even my tires with "rearranged" wheel weights do. Take it back and tell them to do it right.

No offense Lee, or anyone else at Discount.. but they can't seem to balance a tire for the life of them.
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theyre muds....deal
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oh.. deal with it.ha

yea, dude if you want the look of a more aggressive tire your gonna get some extra noise and vibration.
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^^ i know this and it doesnt bother me, i was just wondering if they do ride smooth or not...i am not complaining about the tires/ just the money spent to balance if this wasent normal. thanks.
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mine are smooth at highway speeds, but they did tell me they where difficult to balance. they ended up static balancing them.
but if they do ride smooth like said above then my arent balanced as well as others....or my m/t classic 2 are crap.....j/k
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but if they do ride smooth like said above then my arent balanced as well as others....or my m/t classic 2 are crap.....j/k
on Josh (HozII) ranger, there was alot of corrosion on the hub and the rim mounting surface. we used a Roloc disc and remved the corrosion and balanced the tires and it made an improvement. keep talking it back until they get it right. it is not hard to correctly balance a tire
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