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advantyper 06-26-2004 12:41 PM

Balancing 19in Rims NEEDED??
 
Hi I am looking into buying my first set of 19in rims, some friends told me I have to get an alignment after I install a set of 19in rims, my car have the 18in sport rims, I don't think +1 size in rims and tire would need an alignment or balance.. Did any fanatics got an alignment after installing 19in rims?

Tks

Dalton 06-26-2004 12:45 PM

its not the increase in size that warrants a balance. you should balance any new wheel/tire you get. Even if you put new tires on your existing rims, you should have them balanced. Hell, your current rims can unbalance themselves and youll have to have it done again.

advantyper 06-26-2004 01:40 PM

Thanks for the reply... I forgot to mentioned, I will get the tire and wheel balance...

Its just my friend told me you suppose to get an alignment after you put on 19in rims, because it will cause uneven tire wear and all... I think he is full of BS... but just want to see if any other member have gotten an alignment after puttin' on 19s

Tks

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalton
its not the increase in size that warrants a balance. you should balance any new wheel/tire you get. Even if you put new tires on your existing rims, you should have them balanced. Hell, your current rims can unbalance themselves and youll have to have it done again.


TeKNiC330 06-26-2004 04:12 PM

Your friend isn't BSing with you.

advantyper 06-27-2004 01:25 AM

So I do have to get a full alignment front and rear, after I install the 19 in rims?

Quote:

Originally Posted by TeKNiC330
Your friend isn't BSing with you.


TeKNiC330 06-27-2004 04:34 AM

Well, its best if you do. But it is not needed. The overal diameter of the 19's tires might be different than what you had on previously.

It is up to you tho.

My suggestion is to put the wheels on the car, drive a little and see if the car is pulling or not going straight. If it does any of that, get an alignment done. If none of those occur, you should be ok, but still the alignment maybe off slightly which MAY lead to uneven tire wear.

WarSong 06-27-2004 04:43 AM

you need a balance for sure. alignment shouldn't be necessary, unless it was out of alignment before you put the 19s on.

TeKNiC330 06-27-2004 04:49 AM

Ok just reread your first post, since you had 18's, I dont think that 19's will throw off your alignment too much, if any at all.

advantyper 06-27-2004 12:07 PM

Tks for all your advices... :thumbup: ...now the problem is which rims to buy.. :) , but I'll follow Technic330's advice.. after installing..drive around a bit to see if it pull one way or the other..


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