Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 09:00:49 +0800
From: "Glenn Paulin" <>
Subject: Re: Hey JB, whats the story with the hunter machine?

What a load of rubbish it sounds like you need to be a wanker to run that machine. Glenn "Just Bob" <> wrote in message news:7uk72u4n9kds0rken7ar3q5otesvgm0d4unopsamcom... > On Fri, 21 Dec 2001 01:52:29 GMT, (adl6009) wrote: > > >I read the post where you recomended it, what the story? Does > >it balance tires better than any other machine? > > You are better off reading what they have to say at their web site, > that hearing it from me. However, here's a > quick summary: > > Most shops have multiple problems balancing wheels. The > first is that some (most) wheels are centered by the lugs, some > are centered by the hub ring . A normal balancer doesn't make > any provision for balancing the wheel the way it actually mounts to > the car. Next, the spindle and the cone that they tighten up against > your fine alloys wheels are horribly worn at most tire shops due to > the thousands of steel wheels that they slap on and off day after day. > So, their machine is incapable of balancing correctly, even if > they know now to do it. > > Their "mechanics" don't even understand the difference between > alloys that balance with stick on weights inside the rim and steel > wheels that balance with weights on the edge. They don't know, or > just don't bother, to calibrate the machine - something they are > supposed to do when they balance different types of wheels. > > Lastly, they never bother to check to see if the wheel is true (side > to side) wobble or round (rim is concentric with the hub). They also > don't check to see if the tire is round which can also be a problem. > You can balance an egg: it still rides like an egg. > > Enter the Hunter: it balances your wheels in the same way that they > mount on the car. It measures the rim for trueness and roundness. > It checks the tires for true and round. It balances the tires by > spinning them with a road load on them. It's run by someone who's > been specially trained to use the machine and understand the > results it delivers. In short, it's the answer to all your balancing > and true/round needs. > > Bob > >

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