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Old 16 Aug 2007, 04:12 am
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Default 2001 Acura CL...Does adding different wheels (other than stock) hurt your ability to keep them...

...balanced? I am needing to replace my tires soon and was thinking of buying larger tires and wheels (18-20") but someone told me that you can't keep them balanced as well as the stock wheels. Is that true?
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 04:15 am
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I have never heard of that, the shop that installs them will do a good job of balancing
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 04:16 am
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 04:19 am
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No it's not true. Make sure that you purchase good tires like Michelin and have them installed by a reputable tire/wheel dealer.
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 04:20 am
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As long as the wheels are new and not damaged there should be no problems
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 04:21 am
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NO THATS NOT TRUE WHEN EVER YOU CHANGE YOUR TIRES THE TIRE PLACE USUALLY BALANCES THEM ALSO OR JUST ASK THEM TO
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 04:21 am
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If you mean balancing tires, all tires are easily balanced by a machine, but to keep the car's performance the same, you need to ask an engineer or do he math yourself to calculate the right sizes, but balancing tires is simple and doesn't matter what tires they are. Balancing just makes them roll in a straight line with no wobble.
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 04:21 am
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Balancing the tires should not be a problem. Now depending on how radical you are with the tire/wheel change you can significantly alter the handling, stopping and performance characteristics. You could be changing the suspension geometry and loading. Now can that cause the tire/wheels to become unbalanced sooned PROBABLY but you will have a different stress on the suspension.
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 04:22 am
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no, but when you go with bigger rims you usually go with tires with a lower profile. and that means the rims are easier to bend becuase the low pro tires don't have a thick sidewall to cusion the impact if you hit a pot hole or a curb. if you bend the wheel , even if you bend it back out, it is nearly impossible to get it "true" and to balance accurately. don't go cheap and be careful driving.i put 17's on my focus with 205/35's and have bent them up so many times that while drving my steering wheel was shaking so bad i was like driving a stock car.(from the vibration of the wheel being out of balance) i eventually went back to stock rims.
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 04:22 am
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This is not true. As long as all four tires on the car are the same size, it doesn't matter if you upgraded. I've changed my tires and rims on cars and never had any problems. I have heard though that if the lug nuts don't EXACTLY match, then it is possible for a wheel to work it's way loose.
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