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    Default Hofman garage equipment....

    Hope you guys can shed some light....

    If one was looking into buying a wheel balancer why would the following item be more advantageous than a 'traditional' one with a spin-guard? I mean, is there any downside to only being able to balance wheels using 'handspin speeds' only.


    Megaspin 200The megaspin 200S is just a great idea. A motorised wheel balancer that only runs at 'handspin' speed, thus eliminating the need for a wheel guard. This compact arrangement then means the machine can be placed tight up to a wall. Yet in this neat package you have a balancer with a specification list that exceeds most of our competitors flagship machines, boasting features such as easy auto select, 'split' weight function and ministat.

    This is what i consider to be a 'proper' wheel balancer:


    Also, i know that hofman equipment is widely regarded as the best, but has anybody had any experience with their 4-wheel alignment system:


    If you guys can suggest any alternatives to the above then please let me know.

    cheers

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    I dont know much about these machines but i would say that the guard should be there on of them as when that wheel spins to gain the correct weight balance you could easily gey an item of clothin caught in it or even cause yourself a nasty rubber burn.

    I would buy the one with the guard personally

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    apparently, the one without the guard only runs at 'handspin' speeds, so it doesn't pose the same amount of danger as the one with the guard which spins at much higher speeds.

    i just wondered if anyone knew whether the a wheel balancer that spins at a higher speed i.e. the one with the wheel guard, would give more accurate results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    apparently, the one without the guard only runs at 'handspin' speeds, so it doesn't pose the same amount of danger as the one with the guard which spins at much higher speeds.

    i just wondered if anyone knew whether the a wheel balancer that spins at a higher speed i.e. the one with the wheel guard, would give more accurate results.
    Not my forte either Harry so I'll hand over to Mark.
    Last edited by Stevel; 12th December 2007 at 22:33. Reason: Talking crap

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    Harry, have a look at corgi wheel balancing machines, and get the covered one....HSE like them better..

    As for alignment systems..they are a bit of dough, but the best one around at the moment is the 'hunter' system..The system pictured is nly a 2 wheel toe system, you need to invest in a 4 wheel align, preferably with camber feature..it'll be dearerbut you can offer a better service..

    also, if you're buying kit...as a tyre changer, get the new generation of 'no touch' machines, saves paying out for wheel refurbs for customers on the old 'lever' stylee..

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    cheers Mark.

    this is the tyre changer i'm looking at:


    hofmann Magamount 701 XL - suitable for run-flats as well.

    off to have a look at the corgi and hunter websites....

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    that hofmann is a 'touch' style H, so even though it does runflats, it'll still need a very careful fitter to not be giving you refurb bills..

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    so is the type of corghi machine that you're talking about?

    http://corghiauto.webprofessional.it...site&pgid=1060



    got any idea of costs on the corghi stuff? is it known to be expensive?

    i need to meet up with you and give you a brief of whats been happening recently and get your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    that hofmann is a 'touch' style H, so even though it does runflats, it'll still need a very careful fitter to not be giving you refurb bills..
    Are you talking to me then ? i hope you are all good.

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