Originally Posted by Scottina06
go to tirerack.com and see if they have any recommended installers in your area. they will list oif they have the raodforce machine
Spelling is important too. Did you read the OPs post carefully? He wasnt searching for a shop with with a Roadforce balance machine specifically.
He was looking for a competent tire store. Big difference.
Manufacturer of the tire balancer isnt as important as the how skilled the tire techs are in using it and in resolving tire and wheel balance issues. Some makes of tires and certain models are notorious for being hard to balance.
Shop also needs to spend the time and make sure customer isnt getting an out of spec tire or one that is difficult to balance just for the sake the bottom line.
Tire shops that handle guys and girls who do drivers schools and track days should have someone who can solve the OP's problems. Shop I use can balance the tire and wheel while they are on the vehicle.
We used to balance tires at the track for SCCA Regional racing w/o any high tech equipment when there wasnt any trackside tire support from Goodyear if we had to.
Back in the day the Goodyear tires for 934 I crewed on at the 24 hrs of Dyatona were balanced w/o a Roadforce. Its the skill of the tire tech and not the machine.