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Old 03-15-2009, 10:05 PM   #1
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Review: Hunter GSP9700 Road Force Wheel Balancing

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After I purchased my new wheels, I had my wheels mounted with a conventional wheel balancer, I experienced excessive wheel vibrations at highway speeds. Frustrated that I may have defective wheels I called a mechanic friend which he suggested that I have my wheels "Road Force Wheel Balanced". I then searched and found a local tire shop that had the Hunter GSP9700 Road Force Wheel Balancing machine. I paid $24.95 a wheel for a total of $99.80 for all 4 wheels. The final results were well worth the money.

The downside of this type of wheel balancing is that it should be done on an average of every 6 months to a year to maintain the wheel calibration. At the end of this product review you will see the vehicle wheel summary. The Calibrated test results of my 4 wheels. Look at the "BEFORE" and "CURRENT" data. Each tire has different air pressure for the precise wheel balance. Not only is the wheels balanced but are calibibrated to location, FL, FR, RL and RR position.

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$25/wheel

Reviewer's Vehicle
Make: GMC
Model: Canyon
Year: 2006
Engine: 3.5L
Power windows: Yes
Sun Roof: No
Tires:GoodYear Fortera
Size: P265/75R15
Rims: A/R Chamber

Product Analysis
Road Test 1: My first impression at 65 mph was a smooth ride with exceptional handling. Test Results A+.
Road Test 2: NJ Parkway where the average speed is 75 mph to 90 mph. Test Results A+.




Hunter Engineering Company, Leading Manufacturer of Automotive Wheel Service Equipment

GSP9700 Road Force Measurement System

Benefits of the GSP9700’s Three-In-One Diagnostic Repair Capability:
Solves vibration and tire pull problems balancers and aligners can’t fix

Hunter’s GSP9700 is endorsed and recommended by vehicle manufacturers and proven by thousands of repair facilities worldwide as the leader in…

Wheel Balancing
Radial Force Calculations and Eccentricity Measurement
Lateral Force Tire Pull Measurement



Benefits of the GSP9700’s Three-In-One Diagnostic Repair Capability:
Solves Vibration Problems Balancers Won’t Fix
Detects non-balance, radial force-related problems associated with:
Tire uniformity.
Tire and rim runout.
Wheel-to-balancer mounting error.
Improper bead seating of tire to rim.
Faster Troubleshooting & Repair
Quickly calculates the contributions of the rim and tire to radial vibration problems and presents the technician with easy step-by-step repair instructions.
Identifies Potential Vehicle Pull or Drift Problems
The optional StraightTrak® LFM** feature measures lateral tire force then applies that information to a set of tires, providing multiple placement choices to eliminate or minimize pull problems.
Dramatically Improves Ride Quality & Customer Satisfaction
Duplicates vibration measurement and tire/wheel matching methods previously used only by vehicle manufacturers to provide that “new car ride.”
Increases Wheel Service Income
Establishes your shop as the vibration and handling control experts. Reduces comebacks and enables you to service vehicles that other shops turn away.




GSP9700 Flash Video: Product and Features Videos, Hunter Engineering Company



Hunter’s exclusive Road Force Measurement® System simulates a road test to identify radial force vibration and pull* problems.

Calibrated test results of my 4 wheels. Look at the "BEFORE" and "CURRENT" data.
Each tire has different air pressure for the precise wheel balance.








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Re: Review: Hunter GSP9700 Road Force Wheel Balancing

I'm to hung over to understand all that
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Re: Review: Hunter GSP9700 Road Force Wheel Balancing

Nice write-up I'll have to keep that in mind.


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Re: Review: Hunter GSP9700 Road Force Wheel Balancing

we have one of these at our goodyear shop and it fixes just about any vibration problem caused by tires
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Re: Review: Hunter GSP9700 Road Force Wheel Balancing

They are a nice machine and they can tell you where they want the tire mounted on the vehicle as well. Very easy to use as well.
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