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    Wheel Balance

    I went to buy a couple of front tyres for my R25 the other day, but the guys at the tyre shop claimed they were unable to balance the wheels as there is no hole in the centre of the wheel.

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    Is this for real? The guy said I would need to get an 'on-car' balance, which can only be done at a place especially set up to do it (sounds expensive, too!)

    Anyone have any advice on getting a balance done?

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    You can balance wheels (R25, Fuego, R12 etc) without a centre hole off the car, but the tyre place needs a tool (essentially a plate with three or four adjustable studs on it) for the balancing machine.

    Its worth calling up a few places to see who has one in your area, as they seem to be getting scarce.

    Rob

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    I was worried about that when I owned my R12 and could never find a place to do them?

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    Hi

    It is true, the car place needs the special jig, but you should be able to find a decent tyre/balancing company that has one. We have 2 places that I know of in Canberra!
    On car balances are not too dear, however I went to get my car done and they would only do the rear wheels on my R25 as it is an auto! It was better than nothing, but still not perfect.

    You could buy a set of after market alloys, then your problem will be solved too. I did that on my first R25. I am now back to the original alloys though (3rd R25). I will get after markets one day, but I must wait for the money fairy to drop a stash down my chimney!

    Hope this helps.

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    A tyre place once told me that a lot of these places are just lazy - too lazy to bolt on the adapter plate that is required.

    They even used to be able to balance my R16 rims - but then they got a new balancing machine, and it didn't have a "3-stud" adapter

    They could have bought one, but I was their only "3-stud" customer, so they werent too keen. I'm assuming these things cost more than they are worth!
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    Hi all,

    I have found Bob Jane Tyre centres have this adapter plate. If these places don't have such a plate they are not worth going to as there are a few other vehicles that require such a plate because they don't have a centre hole or the centre hole is to large for the machine.

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    Accurate Suspension at Woodridge has an adapter that I have used. The no. is 38082878
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    Some Firestone branches also have the adaptor. Often they are helpful enough to ring around their branches if they don't happen to have one. Laziness is indeed a problem with others. Whatever - DON'T let them try and hammer lead weights on! (As I intercepted one clown trying to do!) Has to be the stick-on variety - on the inside of the wheel.....
    Paul

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