SaabCentral Forums - View Single Post - Wheel Weights for ALU8 Viking Wheels
View Single Post
  #7  
Old 23rd March 2019
'97 Saab SE Turbo's Avatar
'97 Saab SE Turbo '97 Saab SE Turbo is offline
Saabista
 
Join Date: Jun 2007                                                
Location: Columbus, Ohio
My Saabs: Black on black '97 Saab 3-door SE Turbo
Posts: 12,345
Default

i just wanted to update this post if anyone is interested.


First, I have not had much luck with stick-on wheel weights. The seem to come off at less that 100 miles or so, when applied to a clean wheel.


Since the car is 21 years old, I don't care if the weights are on the inside or the outside, as long as the wheel/tire combination stays balanced.


Now, the new stuff. There are 8 types of clip-on wheel weights, and come in various weights. The new ones don't contain lead and are coated so as not to corrode where they touch the wheel.


A Saab wheel takes a type IAW wheel weight. The inside edge of that weight is tapered at a 45 degree angle to fit the inside of the wheel. One of the weights from an old wheel verified this.


For more information about wheel weights check out this site:


https://www.lawsonproducts.com/pdfs/...Weights_PI.pdf


... Ron
Reply With Quote