Originally Posted by AAAA
I have a Ltd with the std. polished aluminum wheels. This is my first vehicle with this new type of wheel where there is no rim or lip and the therefore the spokes are flush, thus the wheel weights are adhesive.
1) Do the adhesive weights stay on better than the older hammer on weights?
2) Do the 3rd party tires shops have special equipment so as not to scratch the flush surface of the wheels while mounting and dismounting tires?
3) What are your comments on this? Thanks.
My last car (BMW 330ci) and my new Summit both had/have stick on weights. I never had a problem with them coming off. The hammer-on weights are just an eye sore IMO and scratch up your nice wheels.
Most reputable service centers now have tire mounting machines that will not scratch up your wheels(I think the mounting componenets are plastic), but don't assume anything. Always ask if they have the equipment to do premium wheels, and make sure you ask for sticky weights. I had one place put the hammer-on weights on my BMW's $700 wheels.... Not only did it look like crap, but hey ended up scratching my wheels.
Also, if your Limited came with wheel locks, make sure they don't use the impact gun on them. I've had my locks damaged during tire rotations.
A lot of the tires these days have an "inside" and/or "outside" label on the tire wall. I don't know if this is the case with the goodyears. I have had them mount tires backwards...