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Old 08-02-2016, 05:38 AM   #15
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I had a spare tire swapped on by a roadside tire service, they had beads with them and put them in.

I had 2 changed and neither guy had any.
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I use DynaBeads which are proven to be very effective. I reuse them when I switch tires.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:30 AM   #17
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I put new Michelins on 3 years ago and had Dyna Beads installed. I have put 14K miles on them and store my RV every winter. Just got back from a 3k trip and they worked perfect.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:25 AM   #18
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We use beads in all our tires!
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:40 AM   #19
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I had beads installed when new tires were installed. It shook like crazy above 55 mph. pulled over and found tire shop left the lead weights on the front tires I pulled them off and it is now smooth. This tire shop will never see me again I had several problems with them when getting tires installed.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:57 AM   #20
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If you go with plastic chips (beads) use the air valves that are made to be used with beads. They have tiny screens to keep beads from causing a valve to un-seat and slow air loss. Had beads in all tires. Performed air pressure check nite before departing on trip. Next morning DS frt tire totally flat. Pulled air valve out and beads came out with it. just sayn
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I have used the Dyna Beads from Innovative Balancing in Rochester NY for the past 6 years in my coach and trailer tires.

Love them and easy to install when putting on new tires.

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Old 08-02-2016, 08:10 AM   #22
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If you go with plastic chips (beads) use the air values that are made to be used with beads. They have tiny screens to keep beads from causing a valve to un-seat and slow air loss. Had beads in all tires. Performed air pressure check nite before departing on trip. Next morning DS frt tire totally flat. Pulled air valve out and beads came out with it. just sayn
TyreBeads Tire Balancing Beads - Filtered Valve Core

https://www.amazon.com/TyreBeads-Tir.../dp/B00LTCL0H0
Used to use these in my motorcycles, and have them in my coach. If you do not have the filtered valve stems, make sure the valve stem is at the bottom when you check pressure, or put a puff of air in them before checking the pressure. First case, beads will fall out of the stem, latter case, they get blown out if there are any there.

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Ever heard of the "two golf balls" in tire for balance. Not something I would do. But have had OTR truckers swear by it. Sorta like the poor man's Centramatic Wheel Balancers.
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Why Centramatics for us, well we expect to keep the coach for 10-15 years, maybe longer. So I expected at least three sets of tires going on over say 15 years, and the Centrmatics were a one time buy.
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Equal in front tires only.

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Evidently the Balancing Beads do not harm the TPMS sensors inside the mounted tires.
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I have the Centramatics and absolutely love them. The only issue I've run into is when I bought new tires from Les Schwab tires here in Washington,they refused to reinstall the Centramatics.... I was told by the manager that they have a policy against using wheel spacers or adapters...
I tried repeatedly to explain that the Centramatics are not wheel spacers but are wheel balancers... They would not budge regarding their policy. This is a large chain of tire stores and sell tires for big trucks all the time. I can't believe that they do not know the difference between tire balancers and spacers or adapters.
I don't think I'll buy any more tires from Les Schwab tires in the future.
I ended up going down the street to a truck repair place and paying them to install the Centramatics. (No air tools at home)
Before buying any new tires in the future I'll be sure to ask them about their policy regarding wheel balancers.




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I have the Centramatics and absolutely love them. The only issue I've run into is when I bought new tires from Les Schwab tires here in Washington,they refused to reinstall the Centramatics.... I was told by the manager that they have a policy against using wheel spacers or adapters...
I tried repeatedly to explain that the Centramatics are not wheel spacers but are wheel balancers... They would not budge regarding their policy. This is a large chain of tire stores and sell tires for big trucks all the time. I can't believe that they do not know the difference between tire balancers and spacers or adapters.
I don't think I'll buy any more tires from Les Schwab tires in the future.
I ended up going down the street to a truck repair place and paying them to install the Centramatics. (No air tools at home)
Before buying any new tires in the future I'll be sure to ask them about their policy regarding wheel balancers.
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Thanks for the heads-up I'll not be buying anything from a Les Schwab tire store again.
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