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question about removing tyres?

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Servicing' started by robeel, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. i'm looking to have my wheels powdercoated soon but want to get new tyres asap as my tyres aren't the best in the wet & i don't have much confidence in them.

    when the tyres are put back on after PC, do they need to be balanced again?

  2. They will your going to want to remove the weights on your wheels if you don't and get new tyres you will have no paint where the old weights used to be. It cost nothing to strip your wheels down will prob cost you 30 or so to get the tyres put on again and balanced.
  3. The rim and tyre assembly ("wheel") needs to be balanced.

    Powdercoating is a thick plastic coating process. There is no guarantee that the coating will be even around the whole wheel. Therefore the newly finished wheel rim may have a different balance factor than previously.

    Ideally you would fit new tyres, refit your brake rotors, remembering to "time" the carriers and balance the complete assembly.