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Do you balance your tires?

Big Red

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Sep 27, 2023
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I noticed my Ranger has a front-end vibration above 35 MPH. In the past when I upgraded my wheels and tires I had them balanced before putting them on and never had any issues. At least for now I plan to run the stock tire and rim set-up so I'm going to get them balanced Friday to see if it helps. Has anyone else noticed a front-end vibration? Do you normally balance your SXS tires?
 
I have never balanced my utv tires in the past, but that's not saying it's not a good idea. For now I haven't noticed a vibration.
 
I have done it in the past on some of my high-performance machines and it made a big difference. I think it would make a noticeable difference, especially at high speeds.
 
I noticed my Ranger has a front-end vibration above 35 MPH. In the past when I upgraded my wheels and tires I had them balanced before putting them on and never had any issues. At least for now I plan to run the stock tire and rim set-up so I'm going to get them balanced Friday to see if it helps. Has anyone else noticed a front-end vibration? Do you normally balance your SXS tires?
No balance on mine and no vibration or pull one way or another. I agree with Dragoon that it would probably solve issue. A friend has his balanced on Pro R and it is smooth with 35’s.
 
I got the tires balanced yesterday and it made a HUGE improvement. I can now run down the road at 60 with no vibration. I let the owner of the shop take it for a spin (he has a 23 XP1000 crew) and he was amazed. He said he was going to talk to the boss to she would let him get the new XD.
 
I got the tires balanced yesterday and it made a HUGE improvement. I can now run down the road at 60 with no vibration. I let the owner of the shop take it for a spin (he has a 23 XP1000 crew) and he was amazed. He said he was going to talk to the boss to she would let him get the new XD.
That's great news! Thank you for reporting back with the results.
 
Did they use stick on weights for the balance or the clip on type?
They used the stick-on weights all on the inside of the rim. The good news about the stock rims is they have a 6-1 offset so you can place everything on the inside of the wheels (both left and right sides of wheels)
 
I noticed my Ranger has a front-end vibration above 35 MPH. In the past when I upgraded my wheels and tires I had them balanced before putting them on and never had any issues. At least for now I plan to run the stock tire and rim set-up so I'm going to get them balanced Friday to see if it helps. Has anyone else noticed a front-end vibration? Do you normally balance your SXS tires?
put in automatic tire balancing beads 6 oz. bag in each tire. you can get them
from any napa store part number 704-1442
 
put in automatic tire balancing beads 6 oz. bag in each tire. you can get them
from any napa store part number 704-1442
I had beads in my bike tires once and had a problem with them. If the beads and the valve stem are at the 6:00 oclock position when you check your tires the beads can get sucked up into the valve stem when you check your tire pressures which prevented them from fully closing. I kept having a slow leak and couldn't figure out why. Dealer installed a valve stem with a little screen and it solved the problem. The Ranger has MUCH bigger tires and a lower PSI so I don't know if this would or could be a problem. I just always got in the habit of making sure that the beads were at the bottom (gravity) and the valve stem was not.
 
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