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      11-20-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Does rear tires have to balanced?

I noticed a slight vibration on my winter set at high speeds. I had the tires checked at a tire shop and they said it wasn't balanced correctly. I had them fix the front tires and when I asked them to check the rears, they said it wasn't required. Is that true?

Also, what kind of damage can I have endured by driving with unbalanced tires, it was a long trip (300miles) at mainly highway speeds.

Thanks for any inputs.
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      11-20-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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i never had my drag radials balanced on my z06..

Regardless I would have them balanced ive never heard of people telling you that they dont have to be balanced
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I would definitely have them balanced.
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if u don't have ur rears balanced, the seat would shake a little bit and u'll feel it in ur butt haha
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ahh..ok.. thanks. i'll have them checked.

Any ideas on if I did any serious damage to my car by driving them long distance with the inbalanced tires?
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ahh..ok.. thanks. i'll have them checked.

Any ideas on if I did any serious damage to my car by driving them long distance with the inbalanced tires?
Damage to the car? Almost certainly not. Some marginal increase in wear on the suspension hypothetically, but nothing I think you'd notice.

If anything, it may have created some uneven wear on the tires, but 300 miles is not usually long enough to create much of a wear pattern on tires.

TL/DR version : you're probably fine.
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Damage to the car? Almost certainly not. Some marginal increase in wear on the suspension hypothetically, but nothing I think you'd notice.

If anything, it may have created some uneven wear on the tires, but 300 miles is not usually long enough to create much of a wear pattern on tires.

TL/DR version : you're probably fine.
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