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Old 1st April 2006, 13:06   #1
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What is wheel balancing and wheel alignment - how often should it be done?

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-alloy-wheel-section/

You'll get all your answers here johy...

May I recommend that you spend some time looking at the various things under the various sections - Most of the major things related to Automobiles are coverd here!

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alignment every 6000-8000kms, balancing more often especially after you fix a flat tyre.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johy
wheel alignment - how often should it be done?
Suprise has raised the same question here, so please continue the discussion there.

Thanks,
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Dont want to put another thread for this???

What is the difference between wheel balancing and wheel alignment???
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I'm no expert but here is what they mean in lay mans terms

Wheel balancing means to ensure that is there is no rotational distortion in any wheel. Simple example is to put a wheel on any free rotating rig and rotate it by hand. When it stops rotating mark the point which is towards the ground with a chalk or crayon. Rotate it again, if the wheel is balanced properly the same marked point should not be pointing to the ground. If it is not balanced properly you will find that the chalk mark points towards the ground everytime.

Wheel alignment means to ensure that your tyres are in a straight line with respect the body of the vehicle on both the horizontal and vertical plains.

Gurus correct me if I'm wrong.
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you are correct bhai but
in wheel alignment the camber, toe and as you said the wheels must be in a straight line to avoid
but horizontally there is a slight negative camber
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My car had some vibes over 80kmph... I was told by the serivce guys that it would be ok after wheel balancing... But, it didnt go away, just decreased...

Should i tell them to check wheel alignment too???
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What is the reason for the negative camber?
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