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Haakon

Call me Ken, whoreken
Those cheap sunraysia wheels you get on new trailers theses days - how fussy should i be about them being out of round....?

I replaced the tyres because one was pretty bad and the trailer shuddered enough to feel it in the car at 90kph, but it wasnt just tyres the rims are not flash either....

About to take it on the Hume at 110 for 8 hours next week... I at least had the new tyres balanced despite the tyre shop telling it wasnt needed for trailers (i dont get that one...)
 

Dales Cannon

The Olden Dazed
Staff member
Are the tyres round on the rims? If yes and the wheels are balanced it will be OK. I always get the trailer tyres balanced and make a point of saying they are spares for the 4wd and get rotated around. Since both trailers run the same tyre size and rim size it is easy to promulgate.
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
Sounds like the tyres are still out of balance, most balance problems are around 80~90Ks then as you go faster it goes away or lessens. Still to this day even with the technology we have, I see dickheads that have no idea about balancing wheels.
 

Haakon

Call me Ken, whoreken
Took it out for a test (with FIL's Honda still in it. Delivering that to him is part of the reason I'm towing to Melbourne) on a nearby freeway thats very smooth and will show up any issues - and its fine. No more bouncing.

I was just putting new bearings in it as well so noticed the rim when reassembling it all.
 

Haakon

Call me Ken, whoreken
Sounds like the tyres are still out of balance, most balance problems are around 80~90Ks then as you go faster it goes away or lessens. Still to this day even with the technology we have, I see dickheads that have no idea about balancing wheels.
Yeah, I still sometimes get a bad balance. It was worse back when I drove French cars from the 60s and 70s that didnt have holes in the middle of the wheels - not many places even knew how to balance those, let alone get it right!

I had a weekend job at uni for a couple of years at a trailer hire place. One of my sunday jobs was changing tyres and balancing them - have done more falcon wheels with light truck tyres on them then I care to think about. But balancing them made the amount of call outs for blown tyres on the rental fleet at servos all round Victoria much much less.
 
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