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    Need advice on how to build static car wheel balancer

    Hi all,

    Looking for some advice for building a static balancer to balance car wheels, has anyone build anything before. How did you go about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auswelder View Post
    Hi all,

    Looking for some advice for building a static balancer to balance car wheels, has anyone build anything before. How did you go about it?

    Thanks
    If these car wheels are to be used on a car (with tyres fitted), I wouldn't recommend making such a balancer for car wheels. Dynamic balancing is the BEST way to balance car wheels.

    Static balancing only caters for "centrifugal" forces, those that will attempt to move the wheel away from its centre (up/down, back and forth). There are more dynamic forces on car wheels including a state where two wheels may move in "harmony" from side to side etc. Static balancing cannot remove such potential motion.

    If you need to balance something statically then use an "axle" that supports the wheel and allow this axle to roll on round shafts. Have a look at this video for some ideas.

    Last edited by Peter Sanders; 12-27-2018 at 06:15 PM.

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    Yes it will be used for car wheels that will be on a vehicle. From what I understand static balancing was used for many many years before these computerised wheel balancers came on the market.

    Also from the research I have done it seems some still prefer to do a static balance as the dynamic doesn't always work (though that could have something to do with being out of calibration)

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    The vehicle it will be used on will never go over 110KM/H and the tyres are 215 wide and 16" Diameter. This is not a performance vehicle, just a small Toyota pickup.

    Using the type of balancer you have shown above, i'm not sure how easy it would be to centre the shaft on the wheels.


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