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Old 05-03-2016, 02:25 PM   #15
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Cars, motorcycles, trucks, anything with wheels on it gets spin balanced. Never had any problems with this good old fashioned method.
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:34 PM   #16
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Cars, motorcycles, trucks, anything with wheels on it gets spin balanced. Never had any problems with this good old fashioned method.
Same here.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:08 PM   #17
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I am unfamiliar with bead balancing as I have never used them. I agree with the spin balance. As someone posted you may have an out of round tire or rim. Something you would never catch with beads. I talked to the tire tech that will be installing my tires and he said he will do whatever I like but recommends spin. When I was pricing tires this was the only shop that balance all 6 included in their price. Other shops told me that there was no need to balance the rears. I thought that was odd and a bit ridiculous. Thank you all for the replies!
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:14 PM   #18
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I like beads but hey this is a free country!
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I am unfamiliar with bead balancing as I have never used them. I agree with the spin balance. As someone posted you may have an out of round tire or rim. Something you would never catch with beads. I talked to the tire tech that will be installing my tires and he said he will do whatever I like but recommends spin. When I was pricing tires this was the only shop that balance all 6 included in their price. Other shops told me that there was no need to balance the rears. I thought that was odd and a bit ridiculous. Thank you all for the replies!
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Believe it or not, there are many on here that do NOT balance all six. They also believe it's not necessary. Well, a tire is a tire. If it needs weight to make it run smooth and even down the road, it doesn't care where, on the vehicle it's placed, it still NEEDS WEIGHT. And, while there is more equipment and components that will sort of "dampen" and un-balanced set of tires on the rear, they're still trying to shake things back there.

So, to me, if you're going to spend upwards of anywhere near $3,000 for a set of tires, what's the big deal for a few bucks more, to make sure that all of them are running as smooth as possible down the thousands and thousands of miles you will be traveling??
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Have never balanced the rear tires on a MH. I don't really notice any bounce from the rears till 90 mph or slightly more with the present rig.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:53 PM   #21
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Back in 2009 after I bought our new to us coach I had a front end alignment and tires rotated and decided to spin balance the front on the recommendation of the alignment shop. Problem is that the weights rely on a adhesive strip to keep them attached to the aluminum rim. It did not work, the weights fell off after a couple hundred miles. Luckily it didn't seem to matter on the balance, the tire ran fine.

When I had 4 new drive tires put on I had them put the beads in, simpilar and seems to work.
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:30 AM   #22
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Centramatic Wheel Balancers if the way to go. They will keep your tires and actually the axels balanced properly. Yes you do need to run about 35mph to get them going but the will smooth out those irregularities, they are well worth the money IMHO
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My vote is road force balance and a front end alignment. I love the results.
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I am on my 2nd rig and 3rd set of tires using Equal. I have been very happy with the results. I will use Equal on my next set as well.

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