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Old 03-09-2016, 01:59 AM   #15
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:20 AM   #16
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Ask your tire guy if he is able to spin balance them.

The beads will work, but they may be pushing them because they don't have a spin balancer for that size tire.

I had beads in my tires until they developed a serious shake. By then, the sidewalls were ready to fail.

I believe the beads hid the failing tires, where conventional balancing would have brought the problem to my attention sooner.

My new tires are spin balanced.
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:04 AM   #17
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installed a new set of firestones when I bought my coach........used the beads to balance..............no issues.........no wobble at any speed.............
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I had new Michelin tires installed 2 years ago and had the dealer put in Dyna beads. I now have 13000 miles and am very happy with them, smooth and no wobble at all. Will do them on next set of tires also.
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I had a couple of people tell me centramatics aren't worth the money so I went with beads. Beads were 17.95 a tire,metal disk were $200 a wheel so it would take 7 bead bags per wheel average life of tire 7 years so it would take 49 years to break even if my math is correct.
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I love these discussions. After two pages of pro and cons, the OP is likely shaking his head in bewilderment.

I had Counteract Beads installed in my new Michelins on the suggestion of the Store Mgr of the Loves Tire Shop who sold and installed my tires. So far after about 6000 miles, I can say the coach drives and rides as smooth as a baby's bottom. So far, I am a believer.

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I use the Crosman High Impact 6mm airsoft BB's in all my tires. I bought them at Wal-Mart, but I see they are out-of-stock there now. Below is a link to Amazon, but they're a little higher.

One jar contains about 44 oz. According to DynaBeads, my tires, 295-80R-22.5, need 12 oz per tire. That means one jar will take care of three tires, or less than $9 per tire, including shipping!

Wal-Mart's price was only $14.36, but don't know when or if they will have them! You might find them on the shelf at a local store.


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Put certramatics on this time with new set of toyos, best ride I have ever had at any speed, cost around 300 for set of 4
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dennis45 got it really right. Use a truck (big truck) tire shop. Let them know you want to be sure they use the bead suppliers recommended valves. And be sure to spend the extra bucks if you need to in order to get the good, solid fittings on the duals....They know what is best and how to do it. Come inflation time, and probably regarding any tpms as well, the right solid extensions will keep you happy.
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dennis45 got it really right. Use a truck (big truck) tire shop. Let them know you want to be sure they use the bead suppliers recommended valves. And be sure to spend the extra bucks if you need to in order to get the good, solid fittings on the duals....They know what is best and how to do it. Come inflation time, and probably regarding any tpms as well, the right solid extensions will keep you happy.
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You can use what you want but I believe real balancing beads will be held to a better standard than a plastic BB.
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You can use what you want but I believe real balancing beads will be held to a better standard than a plastic BB.
Yup! Big difference in durability between plastic and ceramic. Plus not sure what the moisture characteristics are for plastic. Moisture is a big factor.

I guess that if one was to use filtered dry air ALL the time from ALL air sources then moisture would not be a concern.

I remember a conversation I had one day while at a truck tire center with a tire service tech that stated he had taken out up to one quart of water from some truck tires when changing over to new tires. That comes from using incorrect wet air supplies.

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I remember a conversation I had one day while at a truck tire center with a tire service tech that stated he had taken out up to one quart of water from some truck tires when changing over to new tires. That comes from using incorrect wet air supplies.


That's an incredible story !

We had 2 machines that had 4 ft tall, Combine tires, with multiple plugged holes. Every 2 days we aired them up with our shop air compressor that didn't have an air dryer.

When the tires were beyond plugging we replaced them. Although there was some rust on the inside,there was no puddles of water.

Even the 100 gallon, shop compressor, only had about 2 cups of water in it a week. This was a busy heavy equipment shop.

In all my years, repairing heavy truck and construction equipment, I never saw puddles of water in tires.

Maybe it was pouring rain when that tire was installed.
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I remember a conversation I had one day while at a truck tire center with a tire service tech that stated he had taken out up to one quart of water from some truck tires when changing over to new tires. That comes from using incorrect wet air supplies.

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Maybe the tech at the tire center was referring to the new tire to be installed that had set out in the rain for several months on a rack. He drained a quart out of that tire before installing it. Just a thought.

I have heard of the Walmart BB's used for balancing and there are U Tube videos showing how this is done. In theory this will work but I couldn't vouch for the durability of this practice.

I know I have beads in my dolly tires and they seem to work well. I replaced all 6 coach tires last spring by necessity due to blow outs (a long story) but I don't know if beads were installed at that time. There are still lead weights attached to the rims and the coach rides smooth. The new tires weren't spin balanced at the time of replacement as the job was done in a RV park. But again the ride is smooth so I can't verify if it just came out that way or there are beads in the tire working their magic.
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