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Nov 06

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admin says:

What are the yellow dots on tyres?

I was browsing websites looking for info regarding those red and yellow dots on the tyre sidewalls and could have sworn I'd seen an MCN feature about them being factory balance markings and where they should be in relation to the valve position but can't find it anywhere. Can you offer any info?‘Chap’, Mansfield We’ve started calling those dots “VIMs”,...

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Mar 05

Posts: 29

adysmith says:

what are the yellow dots on tyres

just to add to the pot you,ll not find these dots on any michelin tyres ,bike ,car or commercial as they say there products have to meet strict quality control standards ,And l have to admit having fitted alot of tyres over the years they allways needed very little wieght for wheel balance, of course if your prepared to pay the labour cost you can have your tyres fitted match mounted. this is a process of fitting the tyre in systematical positions to it,s rim checking the wheel balance wieght required each time until the optimum lowest amount of wieght is needed to balance the assembled tyre/rim .Saying that in my experience rims with heavy spots or unseeable damage are the most common cause for alot of wieght needed to balance the assembly, a good fitter will also spot if your wheel bearings are causing inaccurate wheel balance problems too

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