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    If I remember correctly the plastic weights are a bit easier than the cast weights. Its been a few years since I've used some but I remember that they slide into the wheel a bit, making them easier to hold in place. I also remember that they would become stuck inside the rim and can be a pain to remove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlw53 View Post
    If I remember correctly the plastic weights are a bit easier than the cast weights. Its been a few years since I've used some but I remember that they slide into the wheel a bit, making them easier to hold in place. I also remember that they would become stuck inside the rim and can be a pain to remove.
    yes, the plastic-covered weights snug up right against the wheel. there are 5 recesses on the back side of the weights to accommodate the thickness of the wheel lug nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlw53 View Post
    If I remember correctly the plastic weights are a bit easier than the cast weights. Its been a few years since I've used some but I remember that they slide into the wheel a bit, making them easier to hold in place. I also remember that they would become stuck inside the rim and can be a pain to remove.
    Once you shove the plastic ones in place they will stay there. I put a light behind the wheel to see if the holes in the wieght and rim are lined up then put the carriage bolts in from the back.

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    plastic weights when they crack, start to rust with the steel inside and swell up

    hit them with some wd40 and it can break free easier

    Never had an issue with cast starter weights installing by hand and hold in place with my knee while bolting
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