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Hurricane240 04-09-2010 01:08 PM

Hunter 9700 Balancer in Milton
 
Anyone know a shop in the area with a Hunter 9700 tire balancer??

Hurricane240 04-09-2010 01:09 PM

Never mind... found out hunter has a website search for this!

http://www.gsp9700.com/pub/search/Fi...ons_Canada.cfm

Mover 09-05-2010 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Hurricane240 (Post 1408544)
Never mind... found out hunter has a website search for this!

http://www.gsp9700.com/pub/search/Fi...ons_Canada.cfm

That lists all retails having ANY type of hunter balancer. They don't limit it to the 9700.

MarkD 09-05-2010 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Mover (Post 1448808)
That lists all retails having ANY type of hunter balancer. They don't limit it to the 9700.

Are you sure?

Then what does this statement from the website mean ?

Locate A GSP9700
This service is only available for locations within the United States, Germany and Canada.

Quack 09-05-2010 04:09 PM

our dealership has one, but isn't listed on their search

MarkD 09-05-2010 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Quack (Post 1448822)
our dealership has one, but isn't listed on their search

Maybe that is because the dealership most likely works only on MB cars.

Quack 09-05-2010 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by MarkD (Post 1448824)
Maybe that is because the dealership most likely works only on MB cars.

yeah so, if you check the search feature it comes up with a lot of dealers, including Parkview BMW, Honda, Toyota, etc, it pretty much list all the dealers using Hunter products, but for some reason our dealer isn't listed even though we have a GSP9700 Road Force balancer.

propr'one 09-05-2010 07:54 PM

What's the advantage to a hunter roadforce balancer? Every wheel i've balanced on a regular wheel balancer has been fine.

SamE30e 09-05-2010 08:50 PM

It puts a force on the wheel, to simulate the wheel being on the car. Makes for more accurate balancing.

damameke 09-06-2010 10:40 AM

is it more expensive using the hunter 9700 balancer then?

Ceeker 09-06-2010 11:09 AM

not really...they bring a wheel down onto the tire while it spins up to determine/simulate road force on the wheel. this will tell you if they did a good job balancing it. Most guys don't bother to try and line up the rim with the tire to eliminate the need for more weights.
Of course no tire or rim is absolutely true so they try and get as close as possible. If they did a shitty job balancing it then either the tire is shitty, rim bent or both

propr'one 09-06-2010 02:49 PM

I dont understand how this makes anything more accurate. Zero is zero, no?

Mover 09-10-2010 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkD (Post 1448812)
Are you sure?

Then what does this statement from the website mean ?

Locate A GSP9700
This service is only available for locations within the United States, Germany and Canada.

Yes, I'm sure.

I looked into it and found that some of the listings they have don't use a Road Force GSP9700 balance machine. Some of them use Hunter equipment, although its not the 9700.

I'm also sure some of them are correctly listed as well.

Mover 09-10-2010 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1448939)
I dont understand how this makes anything more accurate. Zero is zero, no?

An out-of-round tire or bent rim could be 'balanced' on other balancers. The Road Force takes more factors into account.

propr'one 09-10-2010 07:56 PM

... so unless you bought a china tire which is a triangle instead a circle, you're good with a regular balancer?


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