Thing Wheel balancing

VW's aircooled mini SUV. Great for riding in the country, or cruising the beach.
drcrypto
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Thing Wheel balancing

Postby drcrypto » Sun May 12, 2013 9:47 am

How do you go about balancing the wheels on the Thing with original rims?
RWK
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Re: Thing Wheel balancing

Postby RWK » Sat May 18, 2013 12:08 pm

I have (made) an adapter steel ring that I bolt wheel to so that it can be balanced on static or dynamic balancer,works on all 5 bolt rim, pm me for more info.
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rockurob
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Re: Thing Wheel balancing

Postby rockurob » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:58 am

I have a 73 Thing and a Baja Rat, wide 5 wheels .... I use about 6 oz of 25 grain soft air gun
pellets in each tire/wheel .... works for me .... sorta like what is used on semi truck tires to balance
then but I think they use steel ball bearings or similar bearings for them

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