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  • Tire Tech Information - Mounting & Balancing

  • Tire Tech: Mounting & Balancing Note: If you bought a Tire and Wheel Package your tires and wheels arrive mounted and balanced and are ready to install on your vehicle. If you are installing the package yourself, please read "Tire & Wheel Package Installation." Also, read "Proper Lug Nuts or Lug…

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  • Find Your Balance

  • …sure your vehicle is properly balanced. What does it mean to be balanced? Tires are balanced when their mass is uniformly distributed about the axle, which means it must be properly distributed about the wheel as well. Recommended Installers will make sure both tire beads are securely mounted, that…

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  • How many wheel weights are too many?

  • Why do wheels and tires have to be balanced? Tires are made up of internal beads, body plies and belts that are encased in rubber, assembled and cured. Alloy wheels are cast, cooled and machined. And even though both are built to tight tolerances, there is bound to be some unavoidable weight…

  • Tire Tech Information - Mounting Reverse-Mount / Back-Mount Wheels

  • …the steel bead wire provides an anchor for the tire's casing plies and resisting centrifugal forces to hold the tire on the wheel. In order to mount a tire on a wheel, the tire's beads have to slide over a 7/10"-tall wheel flange on one side of the bead seat. Since the tire's steel bead wires don't…

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  • If You Struggle With Winter, Consider a Tire & Wheel Package

  • …all-season/summer tires on the original wheels, but take note: doing that will increase the possibility of breaking a tire bead or slashing the sidewall of the tires. Not only that, you will have to incur the added cost of mounting and balancing tires twice a year. Therefore, a wheel and tire

  • Alternative Tire Sizes for Your MR2 Spyder

  • …215/45-16 rear tires. When searching for alternative sizes, we need to consider the following before coming to a final decision: overall tire diameter, oversteer vs. understeer balance, rim width, potential effect on anti-lock brakes, tire clearance and availability. Overall Tire Diameter To ensure…

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  • Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

  • …increase steering response. The tire also features wide circumferential lateral grooves to aid in evacuating water and to help resist hydroplaning. Elongated sipes provide the biting edges needed to enhance light snow traction. A tapered bead filler balances responsiveness and cornering performance…

  • What is the story with wheel weights?

  • …The stick-on weight can be more precisely located and give a 3-dimensional balance a bit more precision. With more advanced road force balancers, placement can be more precise as well. Rim clamp weights risk damaging the bead and can cause leaks. Not to mention they damage your standard alloy wheel…

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