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Where should I take my 2003 Vet to get the tires balanced?
My local Chev dealer says they balance to comply with fed standards, or to about 70 mph.
Most places I think only guarantee the balance good to 70 mph.
Since the vet can go much faster, how can I get a higher speed balance?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Where should I take my 2003 Vet to get the tires balanced?
My local Chev dealer says they balance to comply with fed standards, or to about 70 mph.
Most places I think only guarantee the balance good to 70 mph.
Since the vet can go much faster, how can I get a higher speed balance?

Thanks in advance.

That is a very good question.
I like going to the small tire shops when possible.


Discount Tire here does a good job.


The best High speed tire speed balancers for 140-400 mph used by Bonneville Salt Flat Racers was a Now Vintage Computer display Hand Crank Tire balancer made by Snap On.
Its been since 2008 When I used one last.
Dead on Nuts accurate.
Driving 140-150 it was smooth as Glass in my 87 Vert Vette.
 

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That is a very good question.
I like going to the small tire shops when possible.


Discount Tire here does a good job.


The best High speed tire speed balancers for 140-400 mph used by Bonneville Salt Flat Racers was a Now Vintage Computer display Hand Crank Tire balancer made by Snap On.
Its been since 2008 When I used one last.
Dead on Nuts accurate.
Driving 140-150 it was smooth as Glass in my 87 Vert Vette.
Thank you for sharing
 

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Where should I take my 2003 Vet to get the tires balanced?
My local Chev dealer says they balance to comply with fed standards, or to about 70 mph.
Most places I think only guarantee the balance good to 70 mph.
Since the vet can go much faster, how can I get a higher speed balance?

Thanks in advance.
Need to ask, what speed do you want the things balanced to?

What if having things perfect at 110mph causes a problem in the 60-80mph range that you probably spend most of the time in?
 

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Need to ask, what speed do you want the things balanced to?

What if having things perfect at 110mph causes a problem in the 60-80mph range that you probably spend most of the time in?
Driving home in snowstorm near whiteout .
I will look for a photo of that Vintage Snap On wheel balancer.
It was used on Sundowner Corvette.
And the 1982 Twin Turbo Big Chevy powered Trans Am packing 2000 Hp that ran 300 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
 

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I always used a bubble balancer on the road race cars. Somewhere between the welded spider gears, straight cut transmission gears, wild assed cam, 13.5 compression and road race suspension I never felt a vibration. The videos don't show the wheels bouncing up and down.:laughing:
 

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I always used a bubble balancer on the road race cars. Somewhere between the welded spider gears, straight cut transmission gears, wild assed cam, 13.5 compression and road race suspension I never felt a vibration. The videos don't show the wheels bouncing up and down.:laughing:
I used a Bubble balancer one time for the Big 1990 ZR1 Factory 17x11 rear wheels.
Worked pretty good.
So big they would not fit on the Hunter Motorized wheel balancer at my old job.

Alot of times the tread or rubber compound squirms around.
Bad for Road Racers.
Bad for drag racers too.

Stopped at a gaa station.
Found the Snap On Balancer I used to use.
Been since 2007 since I used last. That shop is gone now.

WB200 Snap On Balancer.
Computer digital display.
John Linglefeltter drove those Salt Flat Cars.
Post when I get home the pics.
It was dead nuts accurate.
Never used a better wheel balancer.
Hand crank to spin the wheel and tire.
 

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Need to ask, what speed do you want the things balanced to?

What if having things perfect at 110mph causes a problem in the 60-80mph range that you probably spend most of the time in?

Want them balanced to Zero.


It was actually Snap On WB400 wheel tire balancer.
Google image searched again..Dead match.

It worked better than those $10K radial force runout tire machine balancers I used in the GM dealerships back in the day.
Those sucked...crap I think.


Old school tech is better like Gunny's Bubble balancer believe it or not.


Post pics soon.
 
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