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Old 02-08-2015, 01:55 PM   #1
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Wheel balancing

I checked with my local tire company about tire balancing and they said there are two ways to balance tires now. metal weights or something they put into the tire that counter balances the tire as it spins.
Is anybody familiar with these and which one is best to utilize? Gale
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:26 PM   #2
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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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Old 02-08-2015, 02:28 PM   #3
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I have been using Centramatic balancers for several years. No need for the lead weights. Check out Centramatic.com
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:47 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info, is this something thats added to the wheel itself or something else. Gale
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:57 PM   #5
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A lot of people are using bead balancing, such as DynaBeads
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I use Magnum Plus balancing beads. I'm very happy with the results.
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Equal tire balancing powder in the coach tired. Works well. Would do it again.

Also Centramatics on the Jeep, where a tire can become off the rim, slip on the rim, or get chunked.
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I have Equal. Seems to work well and it was cheap.
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equal is what was one of the two options, I will probably go with that, these are not new tires, but I have a vibration and I am hoping its in the tires. gale
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I have not heard of this magnum, the tire people said equal. Is this basically the same, Gale thanks for the info
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I have not heard of this magnum, the tire people said equal. Is this basically the same, Gale thanks for the info
I haven't used Equal, but it appears to be similar to Magnum Plus.
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I believe if you use equal & also have TPMS attached to the valve stem you will need a different valve stem.
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If you choose any of the internal powders change the stems as stated. If you don't the sand/powder may not allow the valve to close when checking your pressure and the air will leak. AS ME HOW I KNOW !!!!

I took the powder out and went with the standard method. I'd like the centramatics but don't have the $$$$ yet.

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