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Old 08-02-2001, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Special wheel balancing machine

I saw a motoring program the other day that showed a 'new' wheel balancing machine. It checks if your tire is out of round and gives the operator feedback. They can then move where the tire is located on the wheel so that the rolling radius is as close to round as you can get.

Anyone know if these machines are in Vancouver?
Anyone know where?

I would like to get my existing tires checked for this. I think one of them is out of round.
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Old 08-02-2001, 03:26 PM   #2
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"...out of round."? They're not square are they?!?! :P You should get a nice set of tires (RL-7 15") if you are going to rally

No, I do not know of any local shops with a special wbm...
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Old 08-02-2001, 04:05 PM   #3
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Try Bavaria...I remember they have some special machine..at least that's what they were touting to me the last time I was in there.
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Old 08-02-2001, 04:15 PM   #4
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Some tires are oval.... Pirelli's usually come like this.
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Old 08-02-2001, 10:09 PM   #5
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I think dueck on marine has one. something about needing it to do the run-flat tires on the corvettes
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