Looking to buy a air/elec tire changer and wondering about balancers. Bubble vs Spin
For years I have wanted a tire changer set up.
Looking to get one but really not convinced I need a balancer. For years bubble balancers worked great if you take a little time and know how to use it. I understand for dynamic balance a spin is obviously better. But anyone have any real world experience?
I have a bubble balancer and don't mind the couple minutes (if that) extra time it takes.
Should I save myself $1000+?
I figure if 8 our of 10 wheels balance fine with the bubble and I still need to tke the time to have a couple done up the street for $10.... The tire changer is key, balancer not so much.
By the way I'm looking at smaller rim clamp machines like the Ranger Bend Pack 21 incher.
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