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    Registered User Darth Sleader's Avatar
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    Wheel weight placement?

    Hi WRXperts,

    I just bought my first set of custom wheels (Enkei EV5) and had them installed yesterday. They look great... But the weights the techs put on to balance the wheels look terrible. On some wheels they're out of the way toward the body of the car, but on others they're right on the outside edge and very noticeable. My noob question is: do they HAVE to be there? I of course understand that they have to be at the point along the circumference where they effectively balance, but what about inner vs. outer placement on the rim?

    Some research I did indicates that this should make no difference, but unsure.

    Thanks for helping a noob.

    Jer
    2008 4-Door WRX in Dark Gray Metallic

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    You can "static" balance a wheel (only putting weights on the inside lip of the wheel), but it's not as reliable and harder to get perfect. The weights on both inside and outside are the best way to get it right.
    Stink eye mob #727
    2011 WRX DGM Hatch, Protuned Stage 1

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