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Old 06-12-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Tire balance

Has any one had experience with "bag weights" put inside the tires for balancing the tire and wheel? It is a sand like material that comes in the bag that spreads out in the tire. A local tire dealer swears by it.


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My MH had the sand material in all the tires when I got it. I got all of it out, spin balanced the front tires, and put balancing beads in all the tires. The sand was a mess, and I could see it clogging the valve stems, even though there is supposed to be a special valve core that will prevent that. I just didn't want any part of it!
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Thx for info. Not having any previous knowledge of this, now that you mention it the tire guy said balance beads not sand. I forgot that term. Did they work out?


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Here's all the info you need.


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Tire balance

If it spins, I get it spin balanced.
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Old fashioned? So what?
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I had equal installed in a new set last of tires last year. I was not satisfied with the ride and the tire company agreed to remove the equal and spin balance the front two tires. The front is now smooth, the back is still has some bounce. In the future I would only spin balance.
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We have had no issues with sand; well except once. One of the bags did not break and it felt like we had a flat. Turned right around and had it switched and fixed. Even on the freeway as we were turning around, the bag refused to break open. We are going on 25,000 miles on this set (little over a year old) and we have not had any issues.
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[QUOTE=rg1947;2092472]Has any one had experience with "bag weights" put inside the tires for balancing the tire and wheel? It is a sand like material that comes in the bag that spreads out in the tire. A local tire dealer swears by it./QUOTE]

Some people love them, some hate them. I had mine removed and "Dyna Force" balanced. I'm quite happy now.
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I have new Michelin tires with the beads and our ride is very smooth. I have put 10,000 miles on them so far.
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Beads for me. Smooth as glass...
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Had the beads installed in all 6 New tires. Balance, smooth as glass.

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Thx for info. Not having any previous knowledge of this, now that you mention it the tire guy said balance beads not sand. I forgot that term. Did they work out?


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After we had the front tires spin balanced, the wife kept saying she could still feel a little bounce on her side but I never felt it. I really think it was just the road. I put the beads in just as a precaution.

BTW, I used the Crosman High Impact 6mm airsoft BB's from Wal-Mart. I bought a container of 5000 for about $15, which is enough for almost four tires on my MH. I think I remember that the DynaBeads would have cost about four times that much! The DynaBeads website recommends 12 oz per tire for the 29580R22.5 tires on my MH. One of the guys on IRV2 that owns a trucking company told me that he had been using them for years with total satisfaction.


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Has any one had experience with "bag weights" put inside the tires for balancing the tire and wheel? It is a sand like material that comes in the bag that spreads out in the tire. A local tire dealer swears by it.
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Thx for info. Not having any previous knowledge of this, now that you mention it the tire guy said balance beads not sand. I forgot that term. Did they work out?
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Some call them beads, some sand...(in either case it's granules in the tires).
I prefer a good old fashion "spin balance", and/or Centramatic Wheel Balancers: Centramatic Wheel Balancer, Tire Balancers for DFW Trucks
In fact I use both, (and have for 14 years).
The theory is that Centramatics prevent the tires from becoming unbalanced as they wear, and they continually balance the tires... (even if they get muddy, or if a rock gets stuck between the rear duals).
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I had Magnum Plus balancing beads put in when my Toyo tires were installed (all six). I've driven about 2,200 miles since then. Smooth. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.

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