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Old 07-31-2017, 02:30 AM   #1
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A+++ Wheel Balancer?

My 2010 SS has been lowered with a Hotchkiss sport suspension (springs, sway bars and strut tower brace) as well as Koni shocks and struts with less than 60k miles and is very tight. It's a blast to drive, but the downside is wheel balance is hard to dial in with the local tire shops. Does anyone have a recommendations for an A+++ tire balance professional with state of the art equipment in the Portland area?

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Old 08-03-2017, 05:38 PM   #2
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Update - At the advice of a friend, took my Camaro to Jim Bacon Tire Factory in Beaverton. They have alignment, suspension and road force balancing equipment. After being road force balanced by two other places, they road force balanced and found the tires to be out of balance as well as two one front and one rear rim to be slightly bent. The two rims have been sent to Skips Wheel Werks to be straightened.
I also have splined lugs, which replaced the OEM lugs several years back when I had by OEM rims chromed. With all the mods we've done to the Camaro over the years, the cones on the splined lugs have started to degrade - which has also caused the wheel not to seat perfectly on the lugs. Entirely new set of lugs are being placed on each wheel.
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:03 PM   #3
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Update - At the advice of a friend, took my Camaro to Jim Bacon Tire Factory in Beaverton. They have alignment, suspension and road force balancing equipment. After being road force balanced by two other places, they road force balanced and found the tires to be out of balance as well as two one front and one rear rim to be slightly bent. The two rims have been sent to Skips Wheel Werks to be straightened.
I also have splined lugs, which replaced the OEM lugs several years back when I had by OEM rims chromed. With all the mods we've done to the Camaro over the years, the cones on the splined lugs have started to degrade - which has also caused the wheel not to seat perfectly on the lugs. Entirely new set of lugs are being placed on each wheel.
Thanks for the report.
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Yes, it's amazing how much nicer the ride is when the balance is perfect! The guys at Jim Bacon Tire Factory really went the extra mile to make sure the balance was perfect.
Highly recommended!
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