Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

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Ormo
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Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Post by Ormo » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:18 am

Hey Folks,

Can anyone help me find a source for wheel balancing on wide 5 rims (70 Bus). Apparently many tire shops no longer have the equipment to balance a wheel with a large hub opening.

I purchased new tires and need mount and balance services

I live in West Park
Cleveland West

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Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Post by wwebner » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:06 am

I had both adaptors. Loan them and don't remember who. If I locate them will let you know.

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Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Post by toolbox » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:05 pm

Most places that can balance dual rear wheel truck wheels have an adapter that fits. Go to a commercial tire shop and not a passcar place. You can also use a front drum as an adapter...

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Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Post by WideFive » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:20 pm

This....
toolbox wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:05 pm
Go to a commercial tire shop and not a passcar place. You can also use a front drum as an adapter...
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Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Post by TRL » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:13 pm

Conrads mounted and balanced a set of widefive wheels for me.
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Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Post by lurch » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:50 pm

I have bills adapter and it worked great and is available to return to Bill.
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Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Post by jim m » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:16 pm

Try calling West Town tire on Scranton Rd in Cleveland ask o
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Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Post by Ken » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:42 am

lurch wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:50 pm
I have bills adapter and it worked great and is available to return to Bill.
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Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Post by Ormo » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:06 pm

Hey folks

Thanks for input. Found a place local to me...whites wheel alignment and balance shop since circa 1940's. .... they got old school machines and new.. near west 150 & lorain road. ... gonna do tires and alignment

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Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Post by Josh » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:55 pm

They did my split bus alignment, cool shop and good people!

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