Lotus Elan

Alloy balance weights and tyre pressures

PostPost by: Rall » Tue May 05, 2020 12:56 pm

Hi - what are peoples experiences with stick on wheel balance weights. Mine do not seem to very well stuck on and I am adding some tape in the hope they will not come off. I now have 185/60-14 tyres and was wondering what the appropriate tyre pressure might be, my old manual says 18psi front and 23psi rear for 'stock' tyres and wheels - Thanks
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Sun May 10, 2020 8:29 am

I've had Dunlop D98J in 175/60 and ran 27 front 25 rear.

With the 185's be very careful turning into drive ways as on bump they will hit the guards....

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Sun May 10, 2020 3:02 pm

The wheel surface where the weights attach must be clean. Some shops are more careful than others. I clean the area around the weights with brake cleaner and apply aluminum foil tape over the weights. The aluminum foil tape is found at home improvement/hardware stores where you find HVAC parts and supplies. It will handle the heat generated by the tires and brakes.
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