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      01-02-2012, 12:17 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by W Cole View Post
Very cool. I wish you guys were in SoCal. I'm so tired of discount tire messing up my wheels.

I never understood the road force though. Shouldn't the rims be perfectly round and therefore the tire location in relation to the the rim be irrelevant? If the rims aren't perfectly round and they are new shouldn't they be sent back to the manufacture?

I can understand if you have slightly out of round wheels you could use this to your advantage.
Road Force balancing helps to identify the stiff spot (high point) on a tire and the low spot on the rim. If the road force readings are out of range (higher than 26lbs) than match mounting is needed to bring the assembly(wheel) and the tire within the range.