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Hubcentric Rings

1971Chevelle

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I have been back to the tire shop multiple times due to the right front wheel bouncing (new tires). There is what I consider to be a ridiculous amount of weights taped to the wheel.
When I had the Pirelli tires on there, this problem was not present - it has only been there since getting the Continentals. One of the managers asked me if I had hubcentric rings
to install with the wheels.

Do I really need them? A set of the aluminum oned is $100 (probably plus tax/shipping). These wheels have been on the car since 2011, and I have not had this problem with any
of the other tires. Let me know what you think.
 

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Have they tried rotating the tire 180 degrees on the rim? I worked for Discount Tire in the late 80s, and that's the FIRST thing we did if a tire/wheel assembly was calling for a lot of weight, or if we saw the tire bouncing on the spin balancer. Have them rotate it.
 

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Wow. never heard of these before.
 

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Best thing for you to try is have the tire removed, put the rim on a balancer to make sure it's 100% true, and if it is, have them put a new tire on it and check for balance. I suspect it's the tire myself.
 

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So just a writeup I did for someone with some explanations. It was mostly with that person asking about spacers and their difference. though this also applies to wheels as well.

Agree with the above. and no you shouldn't need rings. Especially if they were good with another brand. Find a reputable shop that will balance the wheel without the tire. If you absolutely want to stay with these tires, they can mark the 'out of balance' area on the wheel with chalk. Install tire and balance again. Mark the 'out of balance area' on the tire. Deflate tire, rotate on wheel trying to counter balance wheel and tire heavy areas. A LOT OF WORK. Or most aftermarket wheels have enough meat and can be "drilled" to remove a little material if 'slightly' out of balance.

I have seen brand new tires that were out of balance from the start.

Derek69ss probably has some thoughts as he goes through lots of tires.
Kirk's67ss also has great tire / wheel write-ups
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Have they tried rotating the tire 180 degrees on the rim? I worked for Discount Tire in the late 80s, and that's the FIRST thing we did if a tire/wheel assembly was calling for a lot of weight, or if we saw the tire bouncing on the spin balancer. Have them rotate it.

They use the road force balancers, which supposedly tell them where the high spots are on the wheel and tire. The second location unmounted and repositioned the tire several times, but it still isn't right. I may try a third location and see if I can talk to the manager about it.
 
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