I have added a wicked wheel to one of my trucks in the past. Just spin it off and and stick on the new one. If having a complete balance unit was a big issue we would have heard about it with the number of wicked wheels out in service. If I could get a balance unit that is what I would do, if not take what you can get.
Yup, your right, no balancing required. The pieces are not balanced together, and are mass produced, balanced then assembled. Same pieces go in your kit. Exhaust side and shaft are balanced, intake is balanced, then they are assembled. In fact, at factory, the assembler has a box of exhaust sides, and a box of intakes. He grabs one of each and assembles them with the rest of the parts. His example of changing the tire is just plain stupid, since the wheel is balanced with the tire, not separate. To make his theory work, you'd have to cut a new billet whicked wheel, then not balance it before shipping. Which doesn't happen. SO just like putting on a whicked wheel, it comes complete and balanced, your stock shaft is already balanced. doesn't matter which way you slide it on, its balanced. No scribing at all. That's all made up and bull. Install away, no balancing required. And if you change a tire, make sure to balance it with the rim on, not like RT. Bahahahaha, As said, all failures were bad installs, nothing to do with balancing. So if RT had a failure, he did a bad install, it was balanced perfectly from the factory, and its physically impossible for it to be unbalanced unless damaged or tampered with. Don't be scared guys. Slap that wheel on there and enjoy. The skys not falling.
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Last edited by Absolute; 01-10-2019 at 02:45 PM.