2000+ Tire Balance Issues
There are several posts regarding tire balance problems. Most fixes, or near fixes, indicate the Hunter 9700 Roadforce balancer is the way to go. The reason for this is that the machine also actually places a side load on the tire. Simply put, this loading (road force) simulates side forces on the tire walls that are generated as the tire wall flexes outward and inward in response to the perpedicular force applied along the tire contact patch area, as that particular area of the tread contacts the pavement. This flexing can contribute to a suspect tire/wheel imbalance problem even though the tire and wheel are "true".
There have been other posts that indicate the Hunter does not cure the problem, no matter what type or quality of tire is installed. We have heard other comments regarding the relatively low mass of the aluminum suspension system as a contributing factor. This low mass makes it even more important to get the tires "balanced" correctly, because the low mass components make it easier for any tire/wheel vibration to reach the drivers hands, feet and butt.
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