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    What are these on my tires and are they needed?

    I bought a 2018 Wrangler JL Sport a few months ago and noticed I have these little silver things on my black wheels which are ugly and I have no idea what they are. I haven't seen them on any other vehicles except a few other JLs. Anyone know what they are and if they are safe to remove? Thanks!

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    Re: What are these on my tires and are they needed?

    Here you go friend

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_balance

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    Re: What are these on my tires and are they needed?

    Its necessary to keep the tires balanced, remove them and you might be in shimmy town

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    Re: What are these on my tires and are they needed?

    If they really bug you, you can go to a tire shop and ask them if they can put them on the inside so you can't see them. That's why you don't see them too often.

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    Re: What are these on my tires and are they needed?

    Thank you very much, I learn something new everyday!

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    Re: What are these on my tires and are they needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by southtj View Post
    If they really bug you, you can go to a tire shop and ask them if they can put them on the inside so you can't see them. That's why you don't see them too often.
    Thanks, I will do that!

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    Re: What are these on my tires and are they needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottb44 View Post
    Thank you very much, I learn something new everyday!
    If you want to learn something else about them, I know people that take old wheel weights from tire stores and melt them down to make bullets.

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