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Old 07-02-2010, 07:15 PM   #1
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Tire balancing liquid

Anyone have any experience with liquid in the tire balancing?

I'm interested liquid experiences only.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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Dirk,

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From what I read it appears that the technology is feasable however I have not read opposing positions.
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A fleet I worked with back in the late 80's tried it. Very messy when you have to break a tire down for repair or replacement and the liquid used at that time (sorry, I do not remember what it was) severely corroded the aluminum wheels we were running.

It did the balancing job though, as any centrifugal force balancing substance will do.
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Dirk, my new Hurricane had a shake in the front end from the time I drove it out of the dealership. The dealership sent me to a tire balancing shop, but their balancing did not work. I also went to another place when I got the motorhome back to my home base. That tire shop also tried to balance the tires, but failed. They then recommended a liquid balance, and I had them put it in at $30.00 per tire. That improved the ride some, but only barely. I next brought it to a well know tire truing shop in Knoxville, TN. They dismounted the front tires and removed the liquid balance, a very sticky mess. They remounted the tires, put the wheels back on the coach trued them by removing a thin section of tread from high spots, and balanced them with a balancer that spun the tires and showed where they were out of balance with a strobe light. They also lifted the rear of the coach and balanced the rear duals. The whole job cost me more than $300.00, but the coach rides as smooth as my new Buick. They also suggested that I should "never" put liquid balance in my tires. I'll take their advice from now on. I hope this helps. Komac. (2010 Hurricane, towing a 2003 Cavalier)
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Thanks for the replies.

I didn't have a balance problem, as there were no problems with the ride.

I was having a damaged wheel replaced and the tire shop used either liquid, Equal or a static bubble balance.

The shop and a friend who worked for a trucking fleet recommended the liquid and that's what I went with.

The ride is still smooth so the liquid works or at least didn't cause any problems.
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I don't know for sure but I have heard you don't want to use it if you have a tire pressure monitoring system or if you are going to add a TPMS. They (whoever that is) say the fluid will gum up and block the pressure monitor.
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Not all ride issues are a balance issue.
I can "balance" a square but it woulddn't ride very well.
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Just had new michelins put on front of F350 dually this afternoon with spin balance. This was a commercial truck tire shop and they stated they only put the liquid in big rigs tires
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I have it in my toy pu right now I put in 3 oz. per tire of antifreeze and it made a big differance. ED
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Just had new michelins put on front of F350 dually this afternoon with spin balance. This was a commercial truck tire shop and they stated they only put the liquid in big rigs tires
I have big rig tires 22.5" diameter.
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Back in the 70's there was a "FLUID" system called "TRU-RIDE" acted as a balance r and sealer, worked very well for me , had it in truck tires and the car also for several years.
Heard that in the 80's the company was bought out by "GOOD YEAR" and haven't seen it since, closest I have seen is the stuff at "RURAL KING" for sealing tires "green or pink" goop but don't have any idea how it would act as a balance r .
If anyone find's the tru-ride or something similar please post, I want some !
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There is a thick liquid for sealing low speed tires such as tractor, mower tires, etc. called "Slime", but it's not to used in on road tires.
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Liquid is messy. Dyna Beads are clean, reusable and they work.
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Just got out of Michlien tire seminar at FMCA rally. No fluids needed no balancing needed on tires - including the 22.5s
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