What is the best way to dynamically balance wheels?


Identifying the Dynamic Balance Weight Planes


The balancer must know the location of the two weight circle planes for placement of correction weights on the wheel assembly.

Each plane is described by a distance from the balancer and a diameter.

1. Clip-on weight

With the increased popularity of polymer coated wheel weights, this is the preferred method of balance. This requires the least amount of correction weight because the weight planes are at the farthest edges of the wheel.

2. Clip-on and adhesive weight

With the increased popularity of “soft lined” outer rim edges that do not allow weight placement, this is the next best method to balance dynamically with the least amount of weight.

3. Adhesive weight

If no clip weight location is available, this is the only remaining choice to properly dynamically balance. Some balancers allow adhesive weight to be hidden behind spokes for visual appeal.

4. Balance pad weight

In some cases, excessive amounts of correction weight are required at the wheel. Some balancers allow the correction weight location to be chosen at the tire, which reduces the excessive amount of weight at the wheel. Dynamic “patch balancing” works well for off-road oversized tire diameters and very wide wheels. (example; 38” Monster Mudders™)
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