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Old 01-22-2016, 02:25 PM   #29
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I'll stick with the beads. I use the Crosman High Impact AirSoft BB's from Wal-mart (about $5.00 per tire).

It's your money, you spend it for whatever you want! As for me, they do the job well. Just don't see any reason to change!
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Our first set of tires with this coach, included all 8 tires/wheels being spin balanced, and we have Centramatics on each axle.

Replaced the steers about 6 months ago to an sudden encounter with pot holes!. Again had the tires spin balanced, and retained the Centramatics.

Will be doing the other 6 tires in the near future, and will probably not balance the drives or tags this time around, as the Centrmatics will be retained.

I always make it a point to pay close attention with a new set of tires the first few hundred miles. If I notice any out of round/egg condition, or feel the tag or drive are not as smooth as I prefer - I'll then go ahead and have the tires balanced too.

Tires are on coaches for 5-10 years, depending upon the owners preference for replacement schedule. Even at 5 years, the cost of a spin balanced spread out over that period - is not that much of a hit!

Noting wrong with the beads, they do a fine job. And as some have noted, some are worthy of being transferred to new tires too.

Best to all, be safe, have fun,
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