I collect wheel weights I find along side the road. You know, a car goes around a corner and tosses a weight which slides to the outside curb. Ok, maybe I’m a little crazy to collect wheel weights, but that’s one of my “go for a walk” hobbies. I’m noticing the weights I’m finding now – compared to say 5 years ago – are considerably bigger. Not more numerous, I find them about the same frequency, but the ones I find are generally bigger. Some of them are down right huge!!! Like yesterday I found one at least 6 inches long, and very heavy. What’s going on with the wheel weights these days? How could it be possible that a wheel weight so big and heavy be required to balance a simple car tire? Are wheels and tires made these days really that much out of balance, direct from the factory, that they need huge wheel weights to balance them?
Or am I just on a lucky streak, and wheel weights aren’t generally any bigger now than before?