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Old 09-21-2014, 08:25 AM   #15
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I have been using antifreeze and water 50/50 mix to balance tires for over 40years. Started doing this before technology was available for big rigs to balance large tires. Hauling delicate loads cross country before air ride suspension or radial tires we had to be creative! Works on the same principle as DynamicBalancers for tires but a fraction of the cost. Recently started using windshield washer antifreeze which is even cheaper!

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Old 09-22-2014, 07:48 AM   #16
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We used the Equal Powder in the 19.5" tires on our 2001 motorhome. It worked well but the only caution in addition to the proper filtered valve cores is to be sure the valve stems are long enough and of the right configuration to accommodate the filtered cores.

Our original valve stems had a curve at the point where the filter in the valve core was supposed to seal against the inner wall. The filter couldn't seal at the curve so some of the powder got past it and into the valve itself. We had to have the dealer replace the valve stems with straight ones so the core could seal properly.

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Old 09-22-2014, 08:39 AM   #17
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I use "belt and suspenders" wheel balancing.
I have all 6 tires spin balanced AND I have Centramatic wheel balancers: Centramatic Wheel Balancer, Tire Balancers for DFW Trucks, on both the front and the rear.
Overkill?..... perhaps but I've had no wheel balance problems in 135K+ miles.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:49 AM   #18
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Dyna Beads from Innovative Balancing will be the only thing you will find inside all six of my coach tires and the four trailer tires.

They have been there for over 4 years with ZERO problems. In fact I had one instance in Seward Alaska where my front tires were caked with mud for well over 100 miles until it started to fall off. You could not tell that the mud was there other than eyeballing it.

I use spin balancing for my car.

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Old 09-22-2014, 06:46 PM   #19
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I have used the Dyna Beads for the last 4 years on my tires. Works very good.
No issues..................
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:21 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Dr4Film View Post
my front tires were caked with mud for well over 100 miles until it started to fall off. You could not tell that the mud was there other than eyeballing it.
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Same with Centramatic wheel balancers on my "spin balanced" tires.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:42 AM   #21
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Centramatics is down the road from us by Motorhome Specialists and Ancira RV for a reason.. every time we've passed there, there was a motorcoach there
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:14 AM   #22
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Yes, definitely get the spin balance if you like the corrosion created on your aluminum wheels by the steel weights. (No more lead weights allowed-environment). It has been my experience up here where salt is put on winter roads that salt aggravates quick corrosion on aluminum wheels by the use of steel weights. I lost 2 wheels on my Denali to said corrosion. Have used Dyna Beads and I'm a believer. Your tires are rebalanced everytime you start moving.
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:05 AM   #23
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I got rid of all the sand in our tires and used balancing beads!

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