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Old 09-12-2016, 08:29 PM   #1
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Balancing Beads in Trailer tires

Anyone ever used these with success
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:55 PM   #2
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I have read on MyRVTalk.com of several using similar beads, and are happy with them.

I don't like the effort involved when you need to dismount a tire for whatever reason--and having to replace the beads, so I have been using Centramatics on all axles on my truck and trailer. Tire Balancers, Tire Balancing, Wheel Balancer and Wheel Balancing from Centramatic permanent, and easy to take off and put on when need to work on an axle/brake drum. About $100/axle, if I remember correctly.


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Old 09-13-2016, 06:02 AM   #3
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I have those beads in some motorcycle tires and find them to work very well. If you use a bit of forethought, most all of them can be recovered when the tires are dismounted.
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I have 19.5" wheels and tires.... this is the second set of tires... the Bridgestone tires were excellent and no issues... this set is Toyo and I'm unhappy with both the tires and Les Schawb that I'll never go back there again.... I have issues that they refuse to solve....

So I finally broke down and spent about $375 for 2 sets of Centramatic units designed for my truck and my 19.5" wheels... larger, heavier than their passenger car stuff...

SO to bring this to a close... I love the Centramatic units.... they solve most of the problems... I'm still upset with Toyo.. they are a do nothing company... I'd hate to put something IN THE TIRE.... and loose it in a flat repair...
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I have well over 200k miles on 19.5s using the Centramatics--never any unusual wear til I hit a bad RR crossing in Canada. Ruined the shocks, replaced, tires still in balance.
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