Tech Tip: How to avoid damage from clamping during balancing

Jan. 9, 2013
An adjustable flange plate provides protection by applying clamping pressure.

Modern wheel designs are more susceptible to damage from clamping during balancing. An adjustable flange plate provides protection by applying clamping pressure from the balancer to the stud holes in a wheel, protecting its finished outer surface.

For example, using flange plates is the best mounting method for plastic clad wheels as the plastic surface is likely to crack if clamped on a balancer.

Hunter Engineering offers an optional adjustable flange plate for their balancers, that uses a single plate to handle three to eight-lug wheels, providing quick setup for maximum coverage and universal fit.

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