View Full Version : stretched tires loose their balance?
04-20-2010, 04:19 PM
it looks like this site is pretty new. but this is also my first post.
wondering if your guys' stretched tires loose their balance quicker than wider widths? i already had to rotate and re-balance mines twice.
04-20-2010, 08:36 PM
it all depends on the tires, how balanced you wheels are without tires, lot of things can happen, how you drive, how your roads are. everything one of those factors can be it.
04-20-2010, 10:32 PM
well i have noticed on the fronts especially that if i try to spin them, they become more loose. balance wise. i know i transfered the fronts to the backs but now i done the same and burned out on the front and they have become where the front has started shaking also. i'm just looking for a better set to replace them with since they are falkiens. wondering if i upgrade to a better tire that i don't have the same shaking problem.
stretch tires need to be constantly checked for low tire pressure....that might cause ur unbalancing or even pop a bead while ur driving! and u definately dont want that happening at all
04-22-2010, 09:39 PM
stretch tires need to be constantly checkeed for low tire pressure....that might cause ur unbalancing or even pop a bead while ur driving! and u definately dont want that happening at all
^word. i saw a dude yesterday in the rain stuck on the side of the freeway with a popped bead. sucks to roll hard :D
05-18-2010, 05:12 PM
...looking for a better set to replace them with since they are falkiens...
Which Falkens do you have? I'm reading rave reviews on the 512's...
Also, noob question: what is a bead and how does it pop? (pleeeease don't be hatin')
06-12-2010, 10:05 PM
Wow, it's been almost a month and no replies to my noob question? Dudes... edyoo-muh-kate me, please!
06-13-2010, 01:50 AM
Tire bead is the term for the edge of a tire that sits on the wheel. Wheels for automobiles, bicycles, etc. are made with a small slot or groove for the tire bead to sit in. When the tire is properly inflated the air pressure within the tire keeps the bead in this groove. When putting a new tire on a wheel, there is the problem of sealing or setting the bead: the tire will not inflate if the incoming air can escape. Some people spray starter fluid or WD40 into the tire and then light it to set the bead.
06-13-2010, 11:02 PM
Thanks, Elvis, good info.
So, when the bead fails on a stretched tire, the sidewall pops in toward the center and air pressure is lost? Or is it usually a separation of the bead from the sidewall?
I was on of those kids that took apart radios and sh*t to try and figure out how they worked. Thanks for bearing with me.
06-14-2010, 12:32 AM
It's all good Brandon lol. I think you got it with the separation of the bead from the sidewall. EMU, anyone want to chime in?
10-02-2010, 12:49 AM
Popping a bead usually just means it becomes unseated from it's groove. You can carry your own flammable substance and reseat it(weight off the car of course), if the tire didn't get damaged from pulling off the road. I believe they also make C02 canisters that hook on to the valve stem to inflate a tire real quick. At least they do for motorcycles. Don't know if they have a car size.
10-14-2010, 08:31 PM
yeah...this situation def. DOES suck, I sadly got a crack on my new ccw's (inside lip of the barrel) and I suppose that small crack let air escape and then popping the beads. It was weird when I suddenly heard rubbing like no other, this was obviously because the tire was no longer stretched lol. Don't worry guys, new barrel is already on the way :)
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