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Do tubeless tyres require balancing ?

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by rsinfo, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. rsinfo

    rsinfo Regolare

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    Yesterday, I got my Santro's tyres changed after 67,000 kms.

    The tyre shop said that the balancing of tubeless tyres is a waste of money & should not be done. Only wheel alignment is required after every 3,000 kms.

    I wonder if any of you can shed more light on it.
  2. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Sir ji, you should tell that guy that it is not the tyres which need balancing - but the rims/ alloys. Tubeless or tube type, the wheels have to be balanced. :)

    Please head to a better tire shop who know what they are talking about !

    Cheers.
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  3. rsinfo

    rsinfo Regolare

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    I was also thinking about the same lines Gurjinder. But there is no bubbling or any other indication of unbalanced tyres. Is it still required ?
  4. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Yes, do get it done whenever you visit a tire shop the next time.

    Only super expensive forged wheels with perfect natural balancing ( the ones which cost as much as much as a new Alto) may not need balancing. Our wheels definitely do!

    Most tyre shops automatically balance the two wheels which will go at the front without asking the customer.

    Cheers.
  5. rsinfo

    rsinfo Regolare

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    Thanks Gurjinder. Would get it done ASAP.
  6. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    even they require balancing. its combo of tyres + wheels (alloys/rims) balancing.

    whenever an alloy wheel is manufactured its perfectly balanced.
    when we mount the tyre on it . its off balanced due to improper rubber weight at many spots etc etc.

    this is countered by balancing.

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