Mounting and Balancing Wire Wheels

Roadster Wire Wheel produces wire wheels for many makes and models, so it’s important to know the basics when it comes to mounting a set of tires to your new wheels. Unless you’re trained and have the right equipment, such as a Hunter balancer, you should leave this task to the professionals. However, you can step in at any time if you think the technician isn’t taking the correct steps during the mounting and balancing process. Here are some quick tips.

When mounting a tire to the new wheel, ensure that no metal comes in direct contact with the exterior surface of the rim. Roadster Wire Wheels are plenty strong, but it doesn’t take much to scar the lip when you consider the force of the mounting machine. After the tire is mounted and inflated to the appropriate PSI, the tire needs to be balanced. At the average tire shop, this is performed with a hub-centric mount, which would be fine if your car has knock-off hubs and wheels. However, most vehicles feature wheel studs and lug nuts, most of the time in a five lug pattern, so mounting the wheel and tire to a balancing machine by its center hole does not accurately balance the tire and wheel. For classic cars especially, request that the tires be balanced with a lug-centric mount, so it’s accurately balanced.

If you order a new set of tires from Coker Tire, and match them up with a set of wheels from Roadster Wire Wheels, you can rest assured that the trained technicians will use only the best techniques when it comes to balancing your wheel and tire combination.