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Discussion Starter #1
Is it worth going out of my way to buy tires from a place that uses this
machine? Or is it just hype?

Thanks.

BC
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"BCDrums" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Is it worth going out of my way to buy tires from a place that uses this
> machine? Or is it just hype?
>
> Thanks.
>
> BC
> Unbalanced


Hunter Engineering has more than one GSP wheel balancer. For the most part,
features on computerized wheel balancers improve the operator's convenience,
shorten the time needed to properly balance a wheel, or reduce the skill
level required to properly balance a wheel.

I have heard good things about the Hunter GSP 9700 Road Force Measurement
System because it can correct tire-related pull problems as well as balance
problems.

That said, if the operator does not properly mount the wheel on the machine,
then even the best machine will not produce good results.
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Ray O
(correct punctuation to reply)
 
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Discussion Starter #3
A few years ago I went to a road course with a buddy of mine who got us pit
passes to watch a friend road race. The guy drove a racing BMW and it would
go over 160.

He bought a new set of Goodyear racing eagles for it - the "sticky" ones
with tread wear of 60! Anyhow the Goodyear techs used the old "bubble"
balancer and they never were fine. So, like Ray says, its a lot in the
operator.
Ron
 
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Discussion Starter #4
Ray O wrote:
> "BCDrums" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Is it worth going out of my way to buy tires from a place that uses this
>> machine? Or is it just hype?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> BC
>> Unbalanced

>
> Hunter Engineering has more than one GSP wheel balancer. For the most part,
> features on computerized wheel balancers improve the operator's convenience,
> shorten the time needed to properly balance a wheel, or reduce the skill
> level required to properly balance a wheel.
>
> I have heard good things about the Hunter GSP 9700 Road Force Measurement
> System because it can correct tire-related pull problems as well as balance
> problems.
>
> That said, if the operator does not properly mount the wheel on the machine,
> then even the best machine will not produce good results.


I have a Direct Tire store near me, and a Hogan Tire (I'm in
Massachusetts). DT has the Hunter GSP9700, Hogan does not.

Does anyone have anything to say about either of these shops? They are
both small chains.

BC
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Discussion Starter #5
On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 14:20:37 -0500, BCDrums wrote:

> Ray O wrote:
>> "BCDrums" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Is it worth going out of my way to buy tires from a place that uses
>>> this machine? Or is it just hype?
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> BC
>>> Unbalanced

>>
>> Hunter Engineering has more than one GSP wheel balancer. For the most
>> part, features on computerized wheel balancers improve the operator's
>> convenience, shorten the time needed to properly balance a wheel, or
>> reduce the skill level required to properly balance a wheel.
>>
>> I have heard good things about the Hunter GSP 9700 Road Force
>> Measurement System because it can correct tire-related pull problems as
>> well as balance problems.
>>
>> That said, if the operator does not properly mount the wheel on the
>> machine, then even the best machine will not produce good results.

>
> I have a Direct Tire store near me, and a Hogan Tire (I'm in
> Massachusetts). DT has the Hunter GSP9700, Hogan does not.
>
> Does anyone have anything to say about either of these shops? They are
> both small chains.
>
> BC
> unchained



Where are you at?

I use Pete's Tire Barn, not good prices (OK) but EXCELLENT service!
Or, Town Fair Tire. If you see the same people there more than once, let
me know...but good prices.

For alignments, I pay someone in Greenfied (not the 'free' alignment at
TFT) because he's just so damn GOOD!
 
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Discussion Starter #6
Hachiroku ��ロク wrote:
> On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 14:20:37 -0500, BCDrums wrote:
>
>> Ray O wrote:
>>> "BCDrums" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> Is it worth going out of my way to buy tires from a place that uses
>>>> this machine? Or is it just hype?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks.
>>>>
>>>> BC
>>>> Unbalanced
>>> Hunter Engineering has more than one GSP wheel balancer. For the most
>>> part, features on computerized wheel balancers improve the operator's
>>> convenience, shorten the time needed to properly balance a wheel, or
>>> reduce the skill level required to properly balance a wheel.
>>>
>>> I have heard good things about the Hunter GSP 9700 Road Force
>>> Measurement System because it can correct tire-related pull problems as
>>> well as balance problems.
>>>
>>> That said, if the operator does not properly mount the wheel on the
>>> machine, then even the best machine will not produce good results.

>> I have a Direct Tire store near me, and a Hogan Tire (I'm in
>> Massachusetts). DT has the Hunter GSP9700, Hogan does not.
>>
>> Does anyone have anything to say about either of these shops? They are
>> both small chains.
>>
>> BC
>> unchained

>
>
> Where are you at?
>
> I use Pete's Tire Barn, not good prices (OK) but EXCELLENT service!
> Or, Town Fair Tire. If you see the same people there more than once, let
> me know...but good prices.
>
> For alignments, I pay someone in Greenfied (not the 'free' alignment at
> TFT) because he's just so damn GOOD!
>


I'm in Natick. I am not looking for the drop-dead lowest price on tires,
so much as a shop that will mount & balance them right the first time,
and help me when I have a problem.

BC
 
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