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I'm getting new tires put on the SRT-8 and was asked if I wanted them road force balanced. I don't know the difference but the old tires vibrated at 80 mph so I said yes go ahead.
 

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Definitely get them balanced but if they charge extra for "Road Force" it's just profit. I had the same problem, had the shop manager do it right the 2nd time.
 

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Road force AKA on the car balancing is worth it's weight in gold if the car can't maintain balance and the tires are not defective.
My 87 300E was extremely sensitive to balance. I had free lifetime rotation and balance at tire America. Every time I rotated and balanced I always a vibration that took multiple attempts to correct and it was never correct. I would go to a different Tire Am and get it re done and they would say "your tires are waaaay out of balance", I replied "I just had them balanced in Dublin yesterday", reply "maybe you threw a weight"- NOT.

I went to test drive an Alfa Milano Verde and learned from the owner about "on the car balancing". Took the MB to E.T. Paul downtown Clumbus and got it done. The car was perfect, the tire, wheel, rotor, bearing, and any other moving part was balanced. I NEVER balanced or rotated from 120K to 155K when I sold it. Many cars are not this sensitive, you can throw a set of tires on an old Impala and it doesn't matter, always smooth.

I bought a tire depth guage from Napa for $5.00, this should determine when if ever to rotate, not some arbitrary lemming like "every 5,000 miles." My dad has 35K on his Town and Country and has never rotated and has even wear on a FWD-the proof is in the pudding, not in the recipe.
 
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