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Old 07-24-2011, 08:45 PM   #15
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I'm stunned. I have assumed (maybe not correctly) that since you were balancing these tires that they were new tires. I have rebalanced tires before but rarely; is that what you were doing---rebalancing older tires?

So I mean for my rig I'm talking a minimum of $2,500. expenditure for tires----including a tidy warranty.

It seems that if anyone put this in tires it invalidates any warranty?

Certainly there is someone in route to Arizona that could spin balance a bunch of tires expertly and in little time for a reasonable fee?

But then again you may be onto the best thing ever invented for tires.

I wish you well.
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I have not done this to my RV, but I have only had it a month, but I have used Steel BB's to balance the tires on my Jeep Grand Cherokee for the last three years.

I got the suggestion for a group of 4X4 people that have been balance tires in that manner for years. They also have big tires and wheels that the shops don't like to mess with and if they have bead lock wheels you have even more issues with balance.
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I have my tires spin balanced at a truck shop when I purchase new tires. Your idea is unique to say the least. My only other thought would be how long the soft lead pellets will last -- hitting against each other (regardless of the lubricant in the tire also) will probably turn them to a powder --- just thinking.
That's another reason for the antifreeze; if the shot wears down to a powder I'll have a dense slurry that will still react to the centripetal accelerations and continue to keep the wheel balanced.
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I'm stunned. I have assumed (maybe not correctly) that since you were balancing these tires that they were new tires. I have rebalanced tires before but rarely; is that what you were doing---rebalancing older tires?

So I mean for my rig I'm talking a minimum of $2,500. expenditure for tires----including a tidy warranty.
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It seems that if anyone put this in tires it invalidates any warranty?

Certainly there is someone in route to Arizona that could spin balance a bunch of tires expertly and in little time for a reasonable fee?

But then again you may be onto the best thing ever invented for tires.

I wish you well.
Had 'em balanced and rebalanced and the look great on the machine but still shake the chassis when I'm underway
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We bought 4 new Bridgestone 225R19.5's for the rear of our 34' Itasca. The shop we used (major shop in the midwest) said not to balance the rears duels as you can't get any tire perfectly balanced and the tires will just fight each other. We took a 3,000 miles round trip down to Florida and didn't feel any vibration at all.
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We bought 4 new Bridgestone 225R19.5's for the rear of our 34' Itasca. The shop we used (major shop in the midwest) said not to balance the rears duels as you can't get any tire perfectly balanced and the tires will just fight each other. We took a 3,000 miles round trip down to Florida and didn't feel any vibration at all.
You were lucky! We had a vibration starting at 64-65 mph when we had our rears changed. Enough to make me crazy after driving for a while. Lots of extra noise inside the MH. We had glass beads added by our shop. That fixed it...
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:31 AM   #21
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Balancing tires with shot isn't new. From what I have read, truck tire shops do it all the time with commercially available bags of tire balancing shot inserted when the tires are mounted. My newest 19.5 RV tires were balanced like that and all seems fine.
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I know of at least a couple of people that have used golf balls successfully in their 22.5's. If I remember right they used 7 balls in each tire. I questioned the amount thinking that was a lot of weight and the answer was that the number of balls was what was important in this case.

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What happens if you blow a tire? Hope I'm not close!!
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Why didn't you just use Equal or Dynabeads
I agree. I wouldn't have "cheaped out" on those 22.5's. West Coast Dyna Beads Website
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