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Old 08-07-2015, 02:52 PM   #15
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I use balancing beads in all our tires!
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:49 PM   #16
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Same here, used the beads and they work fine.
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:39 PM   #17
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Lots of personal preference so I'll add mine. When I bought the last set of tires I had them installed and balanced at Henderson's in Grants Pass. That's my preference.
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:35 PM   #18
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I replaced all 6 Michelin XZA3 and the tire shop sold me on Counteract Balancing Beads. Well, I immediately noticed a 15% increase in my fuel mileage. They only advertised 2%.
OK, a little bit of BS but I will say my coach has never been so smooth. Like a Baby's Bottom. I only have a few thousand miles at this point but as it stands right now, if I were to replace tires again, it would have balancing beads without question. Cost was only about $12 per wheel.

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I replaced all 6 Michelin XZA3 and the tire shop sold me on Counteract Balancing Beads. Well, I immediately noticed a 15% increase in my fuel mileage. They only advertised 2%.
OK, a little bit of BS but I will say my coach has never been so smooth. Like a Baby's Bottom. I only have a few thousand miles at this point but as it stands right now, if I were to replace tires again, it would have balancing beads without question. Cost was only about $12 per wheel.

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Dennis, I was not familiar with that brand beads. That's a lot less expensive than the DynaBeads. Thanks for posting!
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:51 PM   #20
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I have used Centramatic balancers on both axles and could not be more pleased.... They not only balance the tires and wheels but also the hub assembly. Smooth ride and even wearing, cooler tires. My dad used to use Centramatic balancers on his over the road truck when he had it... Put over a million miles on and no problems.


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My last set of tires were balanced on a Hunter Road Force Balance Machine.
One of the things it checks is tire and wheel run out. Then gives information where to position tire on rim to make it run true.
Make to difference in how will preform when on RV.
You check for a tire dealer that has one of these machine in link above.
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I mas talked into trying the balancing beads. Wow - smoothest ever and no worry of loosing a balancing weight.
Go for it.
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You paid Costco for mounting and balancing and road hazard. Get them to balance them even if it is at a different shop. Option two is to ask then the correct adapter will arrive so you can come back and get them balanced.
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Dennis, I was not familiar with that brand beads. That's a lot less expensive than the DynaBeads. Thanks for posting!

Hi Joe, I can't say if they are better or worse than other brands only that I am currently satisfied with how they perform. At the time, the price seemed reasonable so I went ahead with them.
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i recently installed 4 12r22.5 sumitomo tires and rotated 2-year old front to the rear. the tire shop recommended beads over the spin, telling me most semi owners prefer beads. i saw the beads being "counteract". it seems to be working as suppose to. they charged me $6.99 apiece (they would have charged me $20 each if i went with spin balance).
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Has anyone added the beads through the valve stem? I did on my dolly but it doesn't take nearly as much.
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I have used Centramatic balancers on both axles and could not be more pleased.... They not only balance the tires and wheels but also the hub assembly. Smooth ride and even wearing, cooler tires. My dad used to use Centramatic balancers on his over the road truck when he had it... Put over a million miles on and no problems.


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Thinking of installing the Centramatic balancers but am wondering if they are noisy? I played with one and rolled it around. Could definitely hear the BB's rolling around. Just wondering if they can be heard rolling down the road?
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I never hear the Centramatic balancers on my DP... Even with the engine 40 feet away and an otherwise pretty quiet rig there is enough wind and road noise that I doubt I would ever hear them. You may barely hear the front driver side at a very low speed with the widow down when you first start rolling.
Remember that the balancing material does not move in the Centramatic once it finds it's "sweet spot" at about 20 miles per hour so no movement means no noise... Hope this makes sense.

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