Can’t Fix a Shimmy? Try Road-Force Optimize
If you have an annoying shimmy or shake in your car that no-one can seem to fix, we can diagnose and road-force optimize them.
Every tire and wheel has a high and low spot.
A standard high-speed, dynamic wheel balance, is where we put weights on the inside and outside of the wheel to correct a shimmy at highway speeds.
There is no measurement for the wheel-hop and this can be annoying at all speeds.
Our Hunter Road-Force Elite wheel balancer goes the extra step.
While checking the dynamic, high-speed balance, a roller comes down on the tire and using 1000lbs of force measures the wheel-hop.
Road-force is measured in lbs and in my shop, anything over 20lbs of road force gets optimized.
Road-force optimization involves spinning the tire’s rotation on the wheel, then re-balancing, something we will do on every new tire we install, including customer-supplied installations.