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Goodbye to lead wheel weights in California?


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"According to a U.S. Geological Survey study, lost wheel weights are ground down by passing vehicles and then wind up in California’s drinking water. The weights are made of lead, a highly toxic material."

What could be bad about that? Led free wheel weights? Bring em on!

John

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" lost wheel weights are ground down by passing vehicles and then wind up in California’s drinking water...".

Ummmmm, so you guys in Cali get your drinking water from roadside run-off?? ;-)

Cool that they're phasing out the lead wheel weights, but you don't actually see steel wheels much anyway nowadays, and alloy wheels don't use those old-style lead weights anyway...

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I have quite a collection of lead weights from my 30+ years of car ownership. I recycle them by using them on my newer cars and trailers - when the need arises. They may break or fall off, but rarely wear out. Those tape weights may be more cosmetically pleasing, but rarely get reused.

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Press on or tape weights are still typically made of lead, though other materials are available.

Between the two boxes of lead tape weights I have, along with the ballast in the race car, my garage could be a superfund site.

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