WHEEL BALANCING PHOTOS
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See Below for what happens if you don't install your wheels properly

Step One

Static
"Wheel Balancing"
Equipment by Snap-On

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Step Two

Equipment with
"Counter Balance"
In Place

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Step Three

Snap-On
Data Plate
(Enlarged to some degree)

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Step Four

Equipment with
"Protractor"
In Place (Divides
Assembly into One-Thirds)

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Step Five

Hub & Drum Mounted.
Heavy Spot Marked at
Bottom with Chalk

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Step Six

Hub & Drum
Counter Balanced
with 2.75 Ounces

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Step Seven

Tire and Wheel Mounted.
Heavy Spot Marked at
Bottom with Chalk

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Step Eight

Tire and Wheel
Counter Balanced
with 2.75 Ounces

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Step Nine

Hub & Drum, Tire & Wheel
Mounted with Heavy Ends
Opposite Each Other Best
Possible. Note White Chalk
on Drum at Bottom, &
Chalk Mark on the Tire
at Upper Right

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Step Ten

Complete Assembly
Mounted Showing
New Heavy Spot at
Right Arrow and
Counter Balanced
with 4 Ounces

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Step Eleven

Complete Assembly
with Protractor in Place
Dividing Wheel into
120 Degree Sections.
Note Arrow at Bottom &
Marks at Upper Left
and Upper Right

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Step Twelve

Lead Weights
In Place
at 120 Degrees
from
Heavy Spot

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Completion

Balancing
Completed

wheel balancing completion

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. . . AND NOW FOR THE STORY ABOUT THE JUNKYARD WHEEL
(AKA WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON'T PURCHASE THE RIGHT WHEELS AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROPERLY BALANCED AND INSTALLED), ALONG WITH THE HUB AND DRUM.

The pictures to the right show the result of using a "junk yard wheel" on a 1969 - 21 foot Airstream.

The history and weight rating of this wheel is unknown.

Additionaly, the tire and wheel "only" was balanced.

mangled wheel 1

The owner and her

young son

were lucky.

They were not hurt.

 

mangled wheel 2

This could happen

to you . . .

mangled wheel 3

"IF" you want to

tow and live,

on the Edge!

(see enlargement below)

mangled wheel 4

NOTE:
The discoloration
at the fractures.

It takes over
1200 Degrees

Fahrenheit

to turn steel BLUE.

extreme heat discoloration