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Road Force Balancing East Midlands

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Hi I'm struggling to balance wheels on my car. I've had it done 3 times now and its basically impossible to get a refund for this kind of job. Getting bit fed up now Does anyone know a garage that… Read More
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3w, 2d agoPosted 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Hi
I'm struggling to balance wheels on my car. I've had it done 3 times now and its basically impossible to get a refund for this kind of job. Getting bit fed up now

Does anyone know a garage that does road force balancing around East Midlands area and possibly the price per corner?

PS> It is not a mechanical issue. There is no balancing problem when I swap to different wheels and there is no damage/buckling to the wheels either.

Thanks
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3w, 2d agoPosted 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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#1
You mean no obvious damage to the wheels? Have the wheels been repaired? tyres taken off to check inside tyres?
other wheels ok - are they the same size?

What are the tyres? Are they cheapies? Sure its a balance issue not a tyre issue?

Do the wheels seem to balance OK on the machine or not?
Are you doing anything that might have an impact - spacers for example? Correct wheels - ie not needing offset bolts and hub diameter correct?


Edited By: mas99 on Jun 05, 2017 11:42
#2
mas99
You mean no obvious damage to the wheels? Have the wheels been repaired? tyres taken off to check inside tyres?
other wheels ok - are they the same size?
What are the tyres? Are they cheapies? Sure its a balance issue not a tyre issue?
Do the wheels seem to balance OK on the machine or not?
Are you doing anything that might have an impact - spacers for example? Correct wheels - ie not needing offset bolts and hub diameter correct?
everything has been checked

these are brand new tires (goodyear) changed last week
prior to change everything was ok (I had a similar problem but managed to get it sorted after few re-balances)
standard fitted alloys, rims were checked, tyres are brand new, wheels were balanced on the machine and were fine
other wheels have nothing to do with a steering wheel shimmy (like I have said earlier I have tried different wheels which sorted the problem).
#3
Is this website any good for finding somewhere that does it.

http://www.balancemycar.co.uk/
#4
Poppyj1
Is this website any good for finding somewhere that does it.http://www.balancemycar.co.uk/
two nearest places that I have tried from this website dont do it (my belief in the credability of the webpage diminishes somehow). therefore, this is why I'm asking if anyone knows of a garage
:)
thanks
#5
mattsokolinski
Poppyj1
Is this website any good for finding somewhere that does it.http://www.balancemycar.co.uk/
two nearest places that I have tried from this website dont do it (my belief in the credability of the webpage diminishes somehow). therefore, this is why I'm asking if anyone knows of a garage :)
thanks

Maybe try asking on Pistonheads
or any other car forums that may be around. Might have a better chance of a good reply on them then on here.
#6
mattsokolinski
mas99
You mean no obvious damage to the wheels? Have the wheels been repaired? tyres taken off to check inside tyres?
other wheels ok - are they the same size?
What are the tyres? Are they cheapies? Sure its a balance issue not a tyre issue?
Do the wheels seem to balance OK on the machine or not?
Are you doing anything that might have an impact - spacers for example? Correct wheels - ie not needing offset bolts and hub diameter correct?
everything has been checked
these are brand new tires (goodyear) changed last week
prior to change everything was ok (I had a similar problem but managed to get it sorted after few re-balances)
standard fitted alloys, rims were checked, tyres are brand new, wheels were balanced on the machine and were fine
other wheels have nothing to do with a steering wheel shimmy (like I have said earlier I have tried different wheels which sorted the problem).
Are you running low profile tyres ?
#7
kester76
mattsokolinski
mas99
You mean no obvious damage to the wheels? Have the wheels been repaired? tyres taken off to check inside tyres?
other wheels ok - are they the same size?
What are the tyres? Are they cheapies? Sure its a balance issue not a tyre issue?
Do the wheels seem to balance OK on the machine or not?
Are you doing anything that might have an impact - spacers for example? Correct wheels - ie not needing offset bolts and hub diameter correct?
everything has been checked
these are brand new tires (goodyear) changed last week
prior to change everything was ok (I had a similar problem but managed to get it sorted after few re-balances)
standard fitted alloys, rims were checked, tyres are brand new, wheels were balanced on the machine and were fine
other wheels have nothing to do with a steering wheel shimmy (like I have said earlier I have tried different wheels which sorted the problem).
Are you running low profile tyres ?


bog standard tyres on a factory wheels . 185/60/15
#8
If you swap wheels front to rear does that make a difference?

One thing you could try is http://www.dynabeads.co.uk/ or one of the similar products.

Possible the tyres are overly conical.
#9
Eden tyres is Derby are good at that sort of thing.

I remember a friends van having an issue similar to yours (transit connect), it was a right pig to sort
#10
What makes you think they are out of balance?
#11
is it balance or geometry? I had problem getting geometry sorted..various 'garages' kept telling me the wheels were perfectly balanced.. it was the geometry ..Hunter Hawkeye four wheel alignment jobbie.
#12
markvirgo
What makes you think they are out of balance?


because
shimmy comes and goes when I drive on long bent road (eg long turn left shimmy starts , followed by long turn right shimmy stops ) it's difficult to explain but anyone with some knowledge of geometry and math can see this happening
also

before I had tyres changed there was no shimmy (I had a shimmy months ago which was sorted through balancing ).
brand new tyres = shimmy ,
I know for a fact that it's balancing since I've swapped wheels from another car and it was fine (so no mechanical issues involved)
alloys are absolutely fine as this was also checked
#13
Splodger101
is it balance or geometry? I had problem getting geometry sorted..various 'garages' kept telling me the wheels were perfectly balanced.. it was the geometry ..Hunter Hawkeye four wheel alignment jobbie.


alignment done on hunter few months ago... my car can drive for miles straight without a single correction .
#14
guys I don't want to be rude but I've eliminated all possible culprits (unless I've come across 3 **** mechanics that are incapable of balancing wheels ) and it's tiering to go through the same stuff again and again (including mechanics )

there is a road force balance in Lester that charges 35 + vat per corner which is daylight Robert since
there is one in Chester that does the same for 15 with vat , I'm looking for one in East Midlands that can do it for similar price as one in Chester (so that I can outweigh the travel cost )
#15
Can you drive through the wobble? As in if it happens at 70mph does it go at 90mph?
#16
Been driving for 30 years and a qualified mechanic and you are confusing me?.

I would say going by your responces is that you should buy the other wheels you have tried.
#17
markvirgo
Been driving for 30 years and a qualified mechanic and you are confusing me?.
I would say going by your responces is that you should buy the other wheels you have tried.
the other wheels I have tried are exactly the same.
HondaLad
Can you drive through the wobble? As in if it happens at 70mph does it go at 90mph?
it wouldnt matter since the wobble can come and go on bent roads but yes its speed dependant as well
#18
mattsokolinski
markvirgo
Been driving for 30 years and a qualified mechanic and you are confusing me?.
I would say going by your responces is that you should buy the other wheels you have tried.
the other wheels I have tried are exactly the same.
HondaLad
Can you drive through the wobble? As in if it happens at 70mph does it go at 90mph?
it wouldnt matter since the wobble can come and go on bent roads but yes its speed dependant as well

You said they were OK not the same issue?.

I know for a fact that it's balancing since I've swapped wheels from another car and it was fine

I know you said there is no other issues but you are describing shock absorber failure.
#19
markvirgo
mattsokolinski
markvirgo
Been driving for 30 years and a qualified mechanic and you are confusing me?.
I would say going by your responces is that you should buy the other wheels you have tried.
the other wheels I have tried are exactly the same.
HondaLad
Can you drive through the wobble? As in if it happens at 70mph does it go at 90mph?
it wouldnt matter since the wobble can come and go on bent roads but yes its speed dependant as well
You said they were OK not the same issue?.I know for a fact that it's balancing since I've swapped wheels from another car and it was fine
I know you said there is no other issues but you are describing shock absorber failure.
its not shock absorber as the issue would be present even after the wheels are changed
also I can always reproduce the issue and mend it by doing the opposite
#20
mattsokolinski
markvirgo
mattsokolinski
markvirgo
Been driving for 30 years and a qualified mechanic and you are confusing me?.
I would say going by your responces is that you should buy the other wheels you have tried.
the other wheels I have tried are exactly the same.
HondaLad
Can you drive through the wobble? As in if it happens at 70mph does it go at 90mph?
it wouldnt matter since the wobble can come and go on bent roads but yes its speed dependant as well
You said they were OK not the same issue?.I know for a fact that it's balancing since I've swapped wheels from another car and it was fine
I know you said there is no other issues but you are describing shock absorber failure.
its not shock absorber as the issue would be present even after the wheels are changed
also I can always reproduce the issue and mend it by doing the opposite

Im confused you said the wheels were the same?.

Solution is just change the wheels then.
#21
markvirgo
mattsokolinski
markvirgo
mattsokolinski
markvirgo
Been driving for 30 years and a qualified mechanic and you are confusing me?.
I would say going by your responces is that you should buy the other wheels you have tried.
the other wheels I have tried are exactly the same.
HondaLad
Can you drive through the wobble? As in if it happens at 70mph does it go at 90mph?
it wouldnt matter since the wobble can come and go on bent roads but yes its speed dependant as well
You said they were OK not the same issue?.I know for a fact that it's balancing since I've swapped wheels from another car and it was fine
I know you said there is no other issues but you are describing shock absorber failure.
its not shock absorber as the issue would be present even after the wheels are changed
also I can always reproduce the issue and mend it by doing the opposite
Im confused you said the wheels were the same?.
Solution is just change the wheels then.
wheels were the same in relation to what? the wheels ive changed it to were exactly the same 15 inch goodyears from ANOTHER CAR and did not present the issue.
cant just take the wheels

Edited By: mattsokolinski on Jun 07, 2017 20:48

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