VIDEO: Why do we balance wheels?

Sept. 1, 2020
In this video, Hunter Engineering explains that wheels are balanced to cancel out the uncomfortable vibration that can be felt when an unbalanced wheel is traveling at speed.

In this video, Hunter Engineering explains that wheels are balanced to cancel out the uncomfortable vibration that can be felt when an unbalanced wheel is traveling at speed. However, imbalance is not the only cause of wheel and tire induced vibration. A vehicle may have four perfectly balanced wheels and still experience vibration due to road force, or the change in force acting on a wheel assembly as it rolls.

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