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Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:18 am
by Ormo
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

Thanks
Mike

Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:06 am
by wwebner
I had both adaptors. Loan them and don't remember who. If I locate them will let you know.

Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:05 pm
by toolbox
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...

Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:20 pm
by WideFive
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...

Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:13 pm
by TRL
Conrads mounted and balanced a set of widefive wheels for me.

Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:50 pm
by lurch
I have bills adapter and it worked great and is available to return to Bill.

Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:16 pm
by jim m
Try calling West Town tire on Scranton Rd in Cleveland ask o
For Rubin

Jim morgan

Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:42 am
by Ken
lurch wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:50 pm
I have bills adapter and it worked great and is available to return to Bill.
Hang on to that gem. It's probably the only one around.

Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:06 pm
by Ormo
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

Re: Wheel balancing for 14" wide 5 bus rim

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:55 pm
by Josh
They did my split bus alignment, cool shop and good people!