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wheel weights on outside of rim?

I got my new 265/75/16 BFG A/T and I like them. I'm running the factory 16" rim. The weird thing is there are soooo many wheel weights on the front of the rim it looks horrible. I'm wondering why its like that and if I could do something about it? one of the tire has 4 weights on it! another has 3 I think its 2 or 3 on the others.

I was running 285/75/16 and they had either no wheel weights on the front or maybe just 1. Same thing with my old toyo 265's and same with the factory tires the truck came with.

What are the chances of the weights falling off during serious offroading which i'm always doing?
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Greater chance of the stick on weights falling off than the correct wheel weight put on the outside of the wheel lip. It's really difficult to achieve the same level of balancing when you're using sticky weights, especially to maintain that balance with older wheels that were not properly cleaned before applying the sticky weights.

Personally, I used outside weights on my new wheels/tires...but if it called for say 4 ounces, I used 2 2oz weights to keep it looking decent. I've seen guys that are horrible at balancing really make it look ugly.

If you have 2 of the same weight right next to eachother, then that's cool...but if you have like a 3oz and a 1oz butted up next to eachother, that looks tacky...especially if they then counter-balanced and put like a .5oz 45 degrees off from the others, that looks really bad then...and is not properly balanced.
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i dont put any wheel weights on the outside of my wheels they all go on the inside of the wheel. ive never had any problems with tires being out of balance.
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i dont put any wheel weights on the outside of my wheels they all go on the inside of the wheel. ive never had any problems with tires being out of balance.
Same here.

Maybe take those and have them done on a road force balancer, might get rid of a few of them.
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Kinda off topic but my friends that run bigger then a 33 put golf ***** in the tires. They dont seem to have a problem.
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really golf *****? ive never heard of that... i've heard of airsoft bb's in tires though...
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I have the hammer on lip weights on the inside and sticky weights so I sont have to have any on the outside of the wheel
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really golf *****? ive never heard of that... i've heard of airsoft bb's in tires though...
Yeah I know it sounds wierd but i guess thats the best way with a 33+ tire
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I got my new 265/75/16 BFG A/T and I like them. I'm running the factory 16" rim. The weird thing is there are soooo many wheel weights on the front of the rim it looks horrible. I'm wondering why its like that and if I could do something about it? one of the tire has 4 weights on it! another has 3 I think its 2 or 3 on the others.

What are the chances of the weights falling off during serious offroading which i'm always doing?
The tires sometime have more material in areas, causing it to be off balance. The rims are also like this. All 4 tires and rims will have to be balanced at different places as needed. Some just need more weights in spots.

And as for them coming off during off-roading, they are on there pretty good. They do have a tandancy to come off, but it's rare.
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I have tape weights on my rims and have never had a probelm with them falling off. As long as the rim isn't dirty when they're put on they hold very well.
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Kinda off topic but my friends that run bigger then a 33 put golf ***** in the tires. They dont seem to have a problem.
sometimes sand is put inside tires on transport trucks to help balance the tires
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ask them to put stick on on but clean the **** out of the wheels first. and the golf ball trick people use on like 40s or up. you can ballance any wheel with weights you just have to find someone worth a damn. i do it all day on 35's with 20s. and the hammer ons if your off road can get knocked off with rock
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