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Old 02-11-2015, 09:41 PM   #15
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"galeran".....thanks for the post. Between you and GaryKD, it motivated me to order Centramatics for the front of my Newmar. I had them on the rear of my Monaco and got the best tire wear I've ever seen on a motor home. My new coach has a little shake at speed, so I ordered the Centramatics for the front.

If anyone is looking, I found them for $30.00 less at a truck store in Florida with free shipping. A savings of over $50.00 from Centramatic. ($168.00 OTD for front pair)

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Old 02-12-2015, 06:23 AM   #16
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Dutch Star Don, what truck store in Florida did you get your Centramatics from? We are interested in getting some.

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Old 02-12-2015, 06:44 AM   #17
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I used the Equal powder on my previous coach with 275/70/225 tires and it worked very well for both Goodyear G670's and Hankook AH-12's.

The dealer put some sort of powder in the new tires on the coach I now have with Michelin XZA2 295/80's and it was not smooth. I ended up removing the powder and adding Centramatics to the steer axle and had Les Schwab do a conventional lead weight balance on the drive and tag axles. Smooth as silk now.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:06 AM   #18
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:31 PM   #19
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Hi galeran,
Sorry for the delayed reply. I missed post #4 until now. The Centramatics product is a disc that goes over the bolts that hold the tires on. It rests between the coach wheel and the tire wheel. The disc rotates with the tire.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:42 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by galeran View Post
Thanks for the info, is this something thats added to the wheel itself or something else. Gale
Something else.
Whole Assembly Balance for Bus-Motor-Homes from Centramatic
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:21 AM   #21
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"jollyjim"...Here is the link https://floridashorestruckcenter.com/store/
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:50 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by GaryKD View Post
Hi galeran,
There is a third way. Centramatics is the name of the product. Go to Centramatic Assembly Balance for Bus-Motor-Homes and learn about the product. I have the lead weights and Centramatics installed. My tires run very, very smooth. Over time there is no cupping or abnormal wear. For me, this means less stress on the tire. My tires last 10 years and 90K miles. They are replaced based on time. They looked perfect when I replace them.
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I always had the tires spin balanced and the stick on weights on the inside of the rim. and as a added precaution, when done, I would mix up some JBweld and put a dab on each side of the weights just to make sure they stayed on! And I also ran the centramatic's, And I always got the most miles out of my tires! This was on my OTR semi! I never had vibrations, and would run smooth as silk! I had 1,400,000 mi.'s on it when I sold it, and when the man and his wife test drove it, he was like, "this drives better than my car"

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