How Steel Bushings Is Using to Balance a Wheel
Steel bushings are a pair of metal cones that are placed inside the hub of the tire. This helps create a proper, balanced ride. To compensate for this, steel sleeves and bushings can be inserted into the rim to equalize the overall profile of the tire. A special system called rolling resistance is then created as the wheel spins.
The first step in creating a balanced tire is to place the steel bushings in a tire with the same weight and diameter. It's important to remember that when two wheels weigh the same, each wheel creates an equal and evenly distributed amount of friction. But if the two wheels weigh different amounts, the surface of the ground where the tire contacts generates a certain amount of friction. Therefore, by adjusting the size of the steel sleeve and bushings, more balance can be achieved.
Once the steel sleeve and bushings are inserted into the tire, they can be adjusted to fit the wheel. Special tools are used to do this. Special tools allow precise measurements and control when moving the steel cone in and out of the rim. After the code has been inserted completely into the rim, the tools are used to make the cone slightly smaller or larger than the wheel rim. This will then cause the tire to rotate at the right angle, balancing the overall profile of the tire.
The difference in the rolling resistance that each wheel experiences will ultimately affect the overall ride quality. A low resistance will allow the wheel to spin at a higher rate of speed, while a high resistance will increase the braking distance. Each wheel will have its own preferred resistance level. Special tools will be used to adjust these parameters. The higher the load on the wheel, the more of the wheel will be affected by the process.
A wheel also needs to be attached to the rim to balance the overall profile of the tire. Inorder to do this, special tools are used. The shaft of the wheel and the tyre are connected with a gear and a nut. Once the wheel and the tyre are properly attached, the entire wheel can be rotated and the profile of the tire altered to allow for this.
After the wheel and the tire are properly balanced, the steel sleeves and bushings are removed from the tire. The wheel and the tire are then tightened to ensure they are balanced and locked in place. This process will repeat over again, until the wheel and the tire are fully balanced. All the materials used are stainless steel, ensuring the balanced wheel will last for years to come. Most users report a much better feeling, more comfortable ride as a result of the balance adjustments made to their vehicle wheels.
To properly balance a wheel requires that the steel sleeves and bushings are of the same dimensions. If they are not, there may be slight discrepancies between the profiles of the steel cone and the steel sleeves and bushings. To ensure the wheel is balanced correctly, it should be re-balanced every three months.
To replace the steel sleeves and bushings, they can be removed and thrown away. This way, the entire system of the wheel will be preserved. This prevents wear and tear on the wheels, ensuring they remain in optimal condition.