Originally Posted by 04blackedge
Explain the bubble balancer?
what you do is there is a bubble on an indicator in the middle there kinda like a Level for doing studs...
you center the bubble with just the balancer dry
then place the tire on and flip the lever and the tire will go off balance and the bubble will move.. you then try and balance the tire so the bubble is in the middle...
if it is calling for say 4oz on one side you want to slip the difference in a 45deg from the center of the 4oz so its 2oz either way 22deg away from the center in a sense its not that precis persay.. you make sure its still level...
then take it off put the weight on and place back on the balancer then see if the bubble is in the middle.. if it is you have a balanced tire.. i have taken my tire to like discount before had them balance get on the freeway and its vibrating like mad.. then bring it home throw the tire on the bubble and sure enough its not balance thus why i never trust tire dudes anymore..
Originally Posted by Pless215
I love the bubble balancers. I remember going to balance tires with my dad for our '71 f-100 wood truck and always using one
i agree only thing i use anymore...