Best tire mounting and balancing machines?

Greg Smith lifeisabirdie at
Fri Apr 1 00:07:35 EST 2005

A rim clamp tire changer is the # 1 element to
consider.   But the truely #1 to consider; which is
not something you can measure is the training the
operator has and the amount of care that they use.

I've used Hoffman and Corgi units for over 20 years. 
The Hoffmans are great.  Hunter units are also very
good.  The Hunter balancers have dynamic runout force
indicators.  If you have tires that are not really
true; this type of equipment will allow the operator
to remount the tire on the rim in the "roundest"
possible   combination.

I would just get feedback from other customers and use
that as a gauge; vs what type of equipment they are

Greg Galinsky
G & G Service 
--- Enzeder <enzeder at> wrote:
> I'm about to get a new set of tires, and wondered
> what the best machines 
> are for mounting and balancing?  I know it's only on
> half of the equation, 
> but it's a start.
> The last time I got tires, I just went to Costco,
> but they gouged the 
> wheels badly.  This time around I have a new set of
> wheels and would like 
> to avoid a repeat.
> Any one know of any good shops in the West or
> Northwest Baltimore area 
> (Columbia, Westminster, White Marsh)?
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