a simple question about wheels - Nissan Armada Forum: Armada & Infiniti QX56 Forums
User Tag List

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 Old 01-22-2013, 05:02 PM
cookie321
SHIFT_Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 59
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
cookie321 is on a distinguished road
a simple question about wheels

I just changed my tires on 2008 then I look inside the OEM wheels it has a few square aluminum stick together sit on inside area of wheels. my question why is sitting there for? because after changed tires I notice one my back wheel does not have it, may be the install guy remove it. other three still have it but it been moved to new areas. It looks like it uses some kind of glue to stick it down. Anyone has any idea?

thanks

Armada 2008

Last edited by cookie321; 01-22-2013 at 05:05 PM.
cookie321 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 01-22-2013, 05:09 PM
opm1805
SHIFT_Hardcore
 
opm1805's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Murphy TX
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
opm1805 is on a distinguished road
balancing weights maybe


2012 Lakeshore Slate Platinum, *Airaid MXP*, *LED interior*, *1.25" Bora adapters all around*
in the works, custom grille, headlight mod
opm1805 is offline  
#3 Old 01-22-2013, 05:51 PM
Pops
SHIFT_Moderator
 
Pops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Okc
Posts: 12,913
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Pops is on a distinguished road
Garage
Those are your wheel weights to keep the wheel balanced, they are made of Lead not Aluminum. If you remove them you're gonna get a rougher ride and tear up your tires a whole lot faster. You need to take it to a tire shop to have them rebalanced and they will replace / relocate the ones that you removed.



- Bob
2005 Armada LE 4x4

Last edited by Pops; 01-22-2013 at 05:54 PM.
Pops is offline  
#4 Old 01-22-2013, 06:03 PM
cookie321
SHIFT_Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 59
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
cookie321 is on a distinguished road
thanks Pops,

I just installed my 4 tires at discount tire shop 2 days ago. Today when I look at the wheels, I saw my rear passenger wheel did not have that lead strip so it meant the guy who installed my tires removed it on purpose or he forgot it. I did not remove it Pop, I thought when he installed the tires he suppose to balance all the tires right?

Armada 2008
cookie321 is offline  
#5 Old 01-22-2013, 06:10 PM
Pops
SHIFT_Moderator
 
Pops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Okc
Posts: 12,913
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Pops is on a distinguished road
Garage
Some are already balanced and don't always need any weights. One thing you'll find is the only consistency is inconsistency. As long as the ride is smooth I wouldn't worry about it.

- Bob
2005 Armada LE 4x4
Pops is offline  
#6 Old 01-23-2013, 10:55 AM
stellato1976
SHIFT_Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Youngstown Ohio
Posts: 206
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
stellato1976 is on a distinguished road
They may have but a balancing bag inside the tire before they mounted them. Some places use them instead of the weights because you dont see them.

stellato1976 is offline  
#7 Old 01-23-2013, 11:28 AM
Pops
SHIFT_Moderator
 
Pops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Okc
Posts: 12,913
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Pops is on a distinguished road
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by stellato1976 View Post
They may have but a balancing bag inside the tire before they mounted them. Some places use them instead of the weights because you dont see them.
Interesting, How is that possible? That sounds like the wheels would have to have been manufactured already balanced and they usually have to spin on a machine to find the weight locations?

- Bob
2005 Armada LE 4x4
Pops is offline  
#8 Old 01-23-2013, 05:36 PM
gt-leo
SHIFT_Hardcore
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
gt-leo is on a distinguished road
interesting too

Pops, It was interesting in my part to about this bag balance stellato1976 was talking about I had to look it up. Hes actually right although I think it uncommon cause its kind of pricey. But, they use a bag full of beads that you throw in the tire before installation. The beads stick to the innards of the tire from centrifugal force and gives a uniformed balance including rotor/wheel bearing balance. Kind of neat but the 13 years of me working on cars I've never heard about this. I don't know if this is new technology but I learned something new today. I don't know if I'll feel comfortable with beads in my tire but as much as I read its supposedly a good thing.

Cookie321. Dont worry about it. it might of not need a balancing weight just for that tire. If you go 70-80 miles per hour and feel the wheel shaking then maybe you need to go back and tell them to rebalance that tire. If its out of balance you'll have a crappy ride and im sure you'll notice the difference. The tire/rim isn't 100% true weight balanced. so once they mount the tire on they spin the tire/rim combo on a balance machine. after the spin, the machine stops and tells the user what weight to mount and if its in the inner side of the rim or outer side. Since the outer side that you see will look weird with a weight sticking on the side of the tire they add a stick on weight in the inside portion so you dont see it.
gt-leo is offline  
#9 Old 01-23-2013, 05:40 PM
Pops
SHIFT_Moderator
 
Pops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Okc
Posts: 12,913
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Pops is on a distinguished road
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by gt-leo View Post
Pops, It was interesting in my part to about this bag balance stellato1976 was talking about I had to look it up. Hes actually right although I think it uncommon cause its kind of pricey. But, they use a bag full of beads that you throw in the tire before installation. The beads stick to the innards of the tire from centrifugal force and gives a uniformed balance including rotor/wheel bearing balance. Kind of neat but the 13 years of me working on cars I've never heard about this. I don't know if this is new technology but I learned something new today. I don't know if I'll feel comfortable with beads in my tire but as much as I read its supposedly a good thing...
Ahhh... There's no question he's right, I'm just curious. I think for me peronally I would be concerned about the sticky glue eventually giving in and letting go. What would be cool though would be to just throw some bearings in there w/o any glue and they somehow use the centrifugal force to automatically rebalance as needed so the wheels would never be out of balance. .

- Bob
2005 Armada LE 4x4

Last edited by Pops; 01-23-2013 at 05:42 PM.
Pops is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode


Forum Jump

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off