I just bought a set of 285 65 20 BFG KO2s DT. Brand new Fuel Revolver wheels. Had them mounted, balanced, and a wheel alignment. I have now been to 3 different tire shops trying to get them to balance out. Last shop was Discount tire. They had the " Hunter Road Force Balance machine". The employees seemed very knowledgeable, (to my surprise) and eager to do a quality job. First thing, tested the wheels to see where they were starting at. All wheels were out of balance. They pulled all weights and started over. "Road Forced" them and matched high spot on tire with low spot on wheel. Rebalanced tires and put the least amount of weight on these tires yet. Second shop I went to had over a pound of weight on the wheel with hammer on, and stick on weights. I got away with five and a half, to seven ounces per wheel from Discount tire. I left Discount tire only to find the tires still shake the truck at about 45MPH on up. All three shops told me These BFG KO2s are notorious for these problems. I called Fuel Wheel, maybe they had an answer. They asked what tire I mounted. I told them BFGs. They asked KO2s? I said yes. There answer was the KO2s are your problem.
I have about 200 miles on them and hate them. This is my third set of KO2s on this truck. The others had no issues. I have been running BFGs sense the mid 80s, never had this problem.
I'm sure 4 wheel parts is going to say "well you mounted and used them. There is nothing we can do. They are used tires, we can't resell them".
Try balancing beads, specifically Dyna Beads! Because beads run in the tire's carcass opposed to wheel weights attached to the rim, beads are further from the center of rotating mass and are therefore much more efficient at balancing. Beads are also dynamic meaning if you pick up mud in the wheel, for example, the beads will compensate. Beads will also compensate for any imbalance in the rotors/hubs once the wheels are bolted on. Lastly the tires do not need to be re-balanced every 5000 miles to maintain optimum balance. One more advantage I like, is that I can install them at home through the valve stem without the need to visit a tire shop.
2007 Silverado Classic 2500HD LBZ, EC,SB, Allison 1000 6 speed, 265's on 16x8" Eagle Alloy wheels, Blocked EGR, PCV Rerouted, BD LH Exhaust Manifold, Diamond Eye Turbo Downpipe, MBRP 4" Front Cat Delete pipe, Banks 4" Monster Exhaust, Banks 3" Intercooler Tube, 50Gal Inbed Auxilary Tank
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