Wheel weights

Vetracr

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I have been having trouble on track days losing wheel balancing weights, the kind that are put on with double sided tape by the tire installer. I always lay down duct tape over the weights as a safety measure. I never had a problem before my Z4. The duct tape now gets cooked along with the weight mounting tape from the heat of the 330x30 brake rotors. I had to end a session last night because I could feel the imbalance in the tire. I thought it was rubber picked up on the tire but it was a tossed weight. Can anyone suggest a brand and type of weights with high temperature capability? Also what type and brand of tape should I put over the weights as a back up to keep them on?
 

NoQuarter

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If you are talking about the "duct" that you aren't supposed to actually use on heating ducts then try the real duct tape.

The aluminum heating duct tape will last much longer a suspect:

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Torgus

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they have the clamp on weights don't they? There must be a simple solution as you can't be the 1st person with this problem.
 

DCook

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they have the clamp on weights don't they? There must be a simple solution as you can't be the 1st person with this problem.
Ive never seen what youre talking about, unless you mean the ones you tap on with a hammer. But those are really meant for steel wheels w/ hubcaps or wheels with lips you dont care about. But some dont have lips, the face is smooth. Maybe if you static balance and use the inside lip if applicable.
 

Vetracr

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they have the clamp on weights don't they? There must be a simple solution as you can't be the 1st person with this problem.

You can't use clamp on weights on aluminum rims. They ruin the rims.