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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-26-2005, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tire Balancer

I bought a tire changer today, and now need a balancer. Anyone know of any good bench balancers the can point me too?
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Oh yea; I paid $160 something to my door.
Just make sure its level.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-26-2005, 10:29 PM
 
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i made my own but thats a nice setup, just put the axle through it and let the tire settle and add weights to the top, (since it will settle the heaviest at the bottom) and never ever had a problem with an unbalenced tire.I had full use of a cycle shop that was my sponser and they had a machine that did a spin balance and I never saw a difference, but i use to buy 5 sets of tires at a great price at once online and it was just easier for me to do it right in my garage..use to change tires constantly at home and at the track...

JC whitney use to sell a box of sticky led weight strips for a good price, check them out for it to see if they still sell them.

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Yep $19.99 for a box of never mind just click

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quick question: how do you know how much weight to add?
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quick question: how do you know how much weight to add?
sort of have to guess, i use to use tape and tape on the weights before i took the sticky back off the weights and it was easier to remove/add weights till you got the right amount....

basicly want the wheel to not stop at the same spot when you turn the wheel...kind of weird to explain but very simple method that works great....too bad i couldnt do my vette tires that way..
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ya, good price (i guess, since i never saw them anywhere else) , i think i still have half a box of them kicking around in the garage...
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Thanks guys.
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Hey Twisty; Im not sure of the price but, I know you can get the weights from a Napa store.

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Hey Twisty; Im not sure of the price but, I know you can get the weights from a Napa store.

Sweet thanks. Buying the balancer and the changer will pay for itself in like 5 changes. Plus the changer can be folded and taken to the track with you...Pretty sweet huh?
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I just got a balancer....woohoo Im hooked up....
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Good stuff...what are you going to charge your buddies to swap out tires and balance them for us???




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Sweet thanks. Buying the balancer and the changer will pay for itself in like 5 changes. Plus the changer can be folded and taken to the track with you...Pretty sweet huh?
What changer do you have and does it have a bead breaker?

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What changer do you have and does it have a bead breaker?
Yeah it does, I dont know the model off hand but when I get it I will let you know.
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