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Old 06-16-2016, 06:02 AM
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correctly calibrating a wheel balancer.

I know how to calibrate a wheel balancer ( I use a Coates 1250 at work ), but how 'good' does the tire/ wheel need to be? Balancer I use was essentially de-calibrated by someone who didn't know what they were doing and calibrated it to an unbalanced wheel. Were also putting a 950 back in service once the electrician gets us 220v. So that will need calibrated

I know the wheel/ tire has to be perfectly balanced from a 'known good' balancer. But will an expired but like new 16" tire on a slightly rusty steel rim work?. Want to do it without calling the service guy since that would cost a bit for him to do same

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don't they use a special steel plate to use.. it would be machined and known to be correct.. to do a calibration on anything u need to use a know devise that is a std.. and rusted wheels don't fall into that category
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Not according to The manual. says to use a known balanced 14-15-16" steel wheel that is not bent or has an excessively worn tire.. When the guy came to set the balancer up a yr ago. he used a trailer wheel.It wasn't new but it wasn't old.. I just don't wanna screw it up
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Managed to get it calibrated.. Shop just discarded some old stock/ expired tires and a customer wanted a tire swapped from one rim to another, and didn't want the old rim back. we normally don't take wheels but, It happened to be a very straight, true and rust free 16" Chevy steel wheel. Rarely do I see a steelie run as true as it does.. So I mounted a brand new expired 205/60/16" snow tire on it, had it balanced and then calibrated both machines. The old 950 surprisingly was not off much at all.. The 1250 laser balancer, no supprise, the balanced tire was calling for over 1oz to be in balance before calibration. The machines have a .25oz tolerance
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