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Old 06-02-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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To anyone who bought Saleen wheels from Massive...

Please don't take this the wrong way, I love Massive and will definitely do business with them again. But BUYER BEWARE, if you bought this package. I don't know if Massive was responsible for the mount and balance, and I hope they weren't.

They offered a deal a while back, on overstock Saleen wheels. $750 for four alloys, tires, mounted, balanced and shipped. Seemed like a good idea.

I needed to replace the terrible Kumho tires on my front wheels today, and when they balanced my wheels, I was surprised to find that they were SEVERAL OUNCES out of balance. The tech told me "it seems like they just slapped weights in random places."

I would initially credit this to the new tires, but I only had two replaced. When I asked them to check the other two wheels, with the original Kumhos, they were also grossly out of balance.

Cost me $20 to balance the other two, which is not something to cry about, but I still have no idea what the out-of-balance wheels did to the rest of my suspension, aside from ruin the ride quality and high-speed stability of my vehicle.

If you bought this package, and haven't had it checked, PLEASE do so.


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Old 06-02-2010, 12:51 AM   #2
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every balancing machine balances differently, so if you balance on one and then try to balances on another it will show that it's not balanced.
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of course theyr different, but if it was balanced then why did the other machine says not? is there more than one kind of balance? its obviuosly not properly done LOL
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If they were unbalanced then wouldn't you have felt it before you replaced the tires? Tires get out of balance over time from wear and tear. Now if they were brand new out the box and you put them on your car then got on the highway and was like WTF then yeah. So is that what happened?
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^True. Everytime you get new tires, a rebalance is mandatory. So I wouldn't be so quick to blame Massive for the problem.

You can have the same set of wheels for twenty years and I guarantee you that weights will be placed in almost every spot on each wheel everytime you by new rubber for them.

Yes tires are a circle, but there are variances even between the same brand and model.
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of course theyr different, but if it was balanced then why did the other machine says not? is there more than one kind of balance? its obviuosly not properly done LOL
yes if your wheels are balanced and you put them on another machine it will say that they are not

we did this experiment:
balanced on one, then put it on the machine next to it and they were off balance. put it on the 3rd one also unbalanced. put back on 1st-everything balanced

balanced on the 2nd, again unbalanced on the 1st and 3rd.

I could not believe it myself...
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I'm glad that the shop I use has a Hunter touchless balancing machine.
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Truth is we havent had any of those wheels in about 2 years. 2 years of driving on a set of wheels and tires (so much that they needed to be replaced) will expose them to numerous road hazards and lots of tire wear. Balance is something that we set here for our many local customers as well as those whom we ship to remotely - but once they are driven there can be no gaurantee that wont change.

We only use Hoffmann brand German made mounting and balancing equipment as they seem to offer a very high degree of accuracy.
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Meh.... Karl, you don't need to explain yourself. I just think that he wanted someone to point the finger at.

Besides, the last time you had Saleen wheels in your shop was about three years ago, right? I remember you trying to get me to buy them.
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Meh.... Karl, you don't need to explain yourself. I just think that he wanted someone to point the finger at.
Did you read my post? This isn't a flame, or a finger-pointing, I like Massive and will buy from them again.

Seems I didn't fully understand how balancing works, and as a result was in the wrong, but I posted this in case anyone else bought the same rims. =/
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