Balancing 17" Chrome Clad Wheels
Ok, so I have new Cooper Zeon LTZ tires. They are LT265/70/17 on the Chrome Clad Wheels. I know they are big, aggressive, rough riding tires. The main problem is the vibration. Many of you may know I am a long time fighter of vibrations on the DAK, starting way back with the rear axle TSB. I was also one of the first with Ranchos. I think my problem is with the Wheels. I've had the tires road force balanced 6 times by 3 shops. Everytime they are re-balanced, they are off from the last time by .25 to .75 ounces per tire. I don't think they are using the correct center collar...or if they are, the wheel is out of round. Has anyone had them balanced using the 5-arm adapter that balances lug-centric instead of hub-centric. The shop says that the adapter should only be used on after market wheels. Seems a bit silly to me as lug centric would seem to be the true center. I need to have them break the beads and re-index the tires on the wheels before they re-balance them again. That was already done on the fronts, and they improved greatly. I really don't think the problem is with the tires. Any thoughts?