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    SO seems I am unable to get the balancing right on my Goodyear Wrangler A/T tyres on the KIA. They are some strange size 225/75R16's. They are a couple years old allready but still has a lot of tread left, but do as I a may, they simply wont balance right.

    At around 110 they are fine but 120+ they shake. Had rotated back to front and balanced all but still steering wheel shake at 120+ speeds.

    Heard from friends and others that they also had balancing issues especially with Goodyears. Now I want to replace these tyres soon (money tight) with more normal size which is more common like 245/70 R16's. Been looking around but cant seem to find good prices.

    I like Hankooks Dynapro and also Yokohama Geolanders but they are getting pricey
    Any advice on this?
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    Look at www.errolstyres.co.za

    They are in East London and with ship the tyres to a tyre fitment centre near you within a day or two. Normally they give you 2 or 3 options to choose from. All you have to do is pay for fitting and balancing.

    You choose the tyre type (HT, ATR or MTR), you preferred size and the website displays a list of various brands with pricing. Their prices are extremely competitive.
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    Yes, I have been stalking errolstyres website and their prices looks very good. Sadly cant get any shop around PTA that competes with their prices. Now how much will shipping cost me - would that not kinda negate the savings on their tyres?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvcoller View Post
    Look at www.errolstyres.co.za

    They are in East London and with ship the tyres to a tyre fitment centre near you within a day or two. Normally they give you 2 or 3 options to choose from. All you have to do is pay for fitting and balancing.

    You choose the tyre type (HT, ATR or MTR), you preferred size and the website displays a list of various brands with pricing. Their prices are extremely competitive.
    Just a question did you try high speed balancing? Errols tyres service and pricing is very good ask them for a quote including shipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    Yes, I have been stalking errolstyres website and their prices looks very good. Sadly cant get any shop around PTA that competes with their prices. Now how much will shipping cost me - would that not kinda negate the savings on their tyres?
    Normally no charge for shipping, if you get the tyres fitted at a recommended tyre fitment centre provided by Errols.
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    Quote Originally Posted by douglash View Post
    Normally no charge for shipping, if you get the tyres fitted at a recommended tyre fitment centre provided by Errols.
    Hmm did not know about this - as I checked online and the shipping is almost R1k to Pretoria and then that kinda eats up the whole saving.

    Will have to investigate this and see where are these approved fitment places near me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    SO seems I am unable to get the balancing right on my Goodyear Wrangler A/T tyres on the KIA. They are some strange size 225/75R16's. They are a couple years old allready but still has a lot of tread left, but do as I a may, they simply wont balance right.

    At around 110 they are fine but 120+ they shake. Had rotated back to front and balanced all but still steering wheel shake at 120+ speeds.

    Heard from friends and others that they also had balancing issues especially with Goodyears. Now I want to replace these tyres soon (money tight) with more normal size which is more common like 245/70 R16's. Been looking around but cant seem to find good prices.

    I like Hankooks Dynapro and also Yokohama Geolanders but they are getting pricey
    Any advice on this?
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    Just a few questions on his tyre balancing issue:

    1 - did you take it to more than one place to do balancing
    2 - what is the run out on the tyre like, they normally run a piece of chalk on the tread area when the wheel is spinning on the balancer
    3 - are the rims running true and not buckled

    If the tyres are in reasonable condition depending on their age I would get their representative involved, just maybe they will give you a new set and you pay a percentage for the tread you used. High speed balancing is a better type of balancing and we use to locate other issues other than buckled rims and tyre related issues with it, I am just not sure who still does it.

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    Try these guys for an alternative... can vouch for them as i have used them and transaction was smooth...

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    "They are a couple years old allready but still has a lot of tread left"


    Exactly how old are these tyres?
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    I bought the KIA with these goodyears and well they are around 5 years old.

    But rims are not buckled but I wasn't allowed in the workbay where they do the balancing so I was sitting having a cup of coffee at the time.

    Dont know which tyre places does High Speed balancing though - I assume not all normal shops has the equipment?

    I went to my trusted local TW&T which has always done a good job with my other vehicles tyres. Had them rotate front and back but made no difference and still steering wheel shake at highway speeds in excess of 110.

    I dont want to spend a fortune on tyres, but calling around now to couple of places and tyres have become expensive since I last bought some. (I change cars so often I dont buy new tyres a lot )
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    I lost a tyre (doing Hennops 4x4) 2 weeks ago, had to replace the tyre...

    Just compare Errolstyre with what I paid:

    https://www.errolstyres.co.za/tyre/b...93-dueler/6697 = R1800...

    I paid R1550... at http://www.exhaust-tyre.co.za/

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    Got a price on some "new" BF Goodrich Advantage tyres in 245/70R16's. Seems they are new in SA (or so they say). Its supposedly not a very aggressive offroad tyre, more bias towards tar travel than offroading. They quoted me at R1580 a piece, all in.

    Anybody knows or heard of these? I am not planning to go offroading too much with the KIA'tjie - its not got great ground clearance. Mostly tar driving and some gravel when I feel like getting it dirty a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    Got a price on some "new" BF Goodrich Advantage tyres in 245/70R16's. Seems they are new in SA (or so they say). Its supposedly not a very aggressive offroad tyre, more bias towards tar travel than offroading. They quoted me at R1580 a piece, all in.

    Anybody knows or heard of these? I am not planning to go offroading too much with the KIA'tjie - its not got great ground clearance. Mostly tar driving and some gravel when I feel like getting it dirty a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugob View Post
    Speak to Justin (ask for owner), 2 Justins working there...

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    Phoned but no answer. Have also sent them an email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    Phoned but no answer. Have also sent them an email.
    Try again ,they normally very busy....

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    Try SupaQuick greenstone, jhb.
    They were cheaper than any quote I could find when I last bought tyres.

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    Original or aftermarket rims?
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    I phoned around and saw at Malas they have General Grabbers 245/70R16 at R1571 fitted. Seems a great price.
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    Tyremart silverlakes has a Hunter Road Force Machine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kk4dc0F_zw

    https://www.hunter.com/wheel-balancers/road-force-elite

    Cost is about double of normal balancing but...

    • this machine scans each wheel for roundness/high spots and factors this into balancing weight position
    • indicates which wheel should go where.
    • It even tells the operator if the Tyre should be de-beaded and rotated on the rim



    It solved the balancing issue I had with my BF Ko2's

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