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The first electronic wheel balance system was invented in 1945. Before this invention wheel balancing required the wheels to be removed from the vehicle. This method was very slow and open to error. With the invention of the electronic wheel balancer the procedure became not only quicker but also more reliable. The system worked by spinning the wheels at high speed while still on the vehicle and then analyzed by a technician to decide where the weights should be placed on the wheel. Today the wheel balancer is very technically advanced but it is also a procedure that you can carry out without the help of any technicians.
There are a number of items required before you can start balancing your tire. They are weights, permanent marker, cutters, racers tape, and a front wheel hub. When you have all the required items assembled then choose the first wheel that you want to balance. The wheel should be attached to the hub and slid onto the top of the balancer. That is the part that spins.
The top part of the balancer is then placed on the two rods and the wheel spun lightly. You need to ensure that there are no obstructions that will prevent the wheel from spinning freely. Do not stop the wheel from spinning but let it come to a halt on its own.
When the wheel has stopped use the permanent marker to mark the highest point. This is the wheels lightest point and is where the weight will be added. It is important to be very precise marking the spot where the weight will be attached.
Take a piece of the weight strip and tape it where the wheel has been marked. Without taping anything important, get as close to the hub as possible. When this has been done turn the wheel until the mark is at the 3:00 or 9:00 position.
Release the wheel and if the marked line goes toward the 6:00 position then you need less weight is required. Remove the weight and reapply a smaller piece of tape. If it goes to the 12:00 position then you need to add some more weight. Remove the weight and tape and put a larger piece of weight on the wheel.
The preceding two steps should be repeated until the wheel is balanced perfectly. When the mark is placed anywhere on the wheel and it does not move the wheel is balanced.
The Ranger DST 2420 wheel balancer is an accurate balancer that is known for its reliability. It uses Digital Sensor Technology to guarantee your wheel is perfectly balanced every time. It calculates the exact weight automatically ensuring that your wheels are totally vibration free. The DST 2420 wheel balancer will do all the calculations in six seconds.
The Ranger DST 2420 wheel balancer is a very reliable and simple to use balancer. The repeatability makes it one of the best of the middle price range balancers on the market today.