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    Goodyear MTR Balancing

    I know I know - worst tires in existence.
    I am wondering if any of you had any luck balancing these things.
    I've roadforced them twice and they're still out - which is making driving the JK quite a handful.
    Ever since I started running them - it drives like absolute shit.
    Is there any tricks you guys have done to make them work? Balancing beads etc?
    New tires are coming soon - but still going to be a few months out.

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    What's your psi?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainjk10 View Post
    What's your psi?


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    I run anywhere from 24-32 in all four depending on how lazy I am after wheeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKDream View Post
    I run anywhere from 24-32 in all four depending on how lazy I am after wheeling.
    What size? Mine were 305/70/17. I ran them at 28 psi. My problem was steering wheel would shimmy. I would just rotate them until it went away.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Wish I had better news for you but I tried everything and could never get them to balance right.
    I have no doubts lol I'm just hoping I can get them tolerable for the meantime while I save for new tires.
    It's kind of a catch 22 though - throwing away money that would be well spent on new tires on chasing a proper balance.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainjk10 View Post
    What size? Mine were 305/70/17. I ran them at 28 psi. My problem was steering wheel would shimmy. I would just rotate them until it went away.


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    37x12.5x17.

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    Run them at 30 PSI and call it good till you get your new ones. At that pressure they might wear in a bit more round!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Basscat View Post
    Run them at 30 PSI and call it good till you get your new ones. At that pressure they might wear in a bit more round!


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    Eh I'm hoping to find some form of solution for the mean time - with the way they wobble I'll develop death wobble in no time.
    It's actually worse at higher PSI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKDream View Post
    I have no doubts lol I'm just hoping I can get them tolerable for the meantime while I save for new tires.
    It's kind of a catch 22 though - throwing away money that would be well spent on new tires on chasing a proper balance.
    Honestly, I got so fed up with mine, I dismounted them and sold them on Craigslist. I used the money I got from the sale to help buy new tires.

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    Try 3 golf balls

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