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Old 01-19-2022, 05:55 AM   #1
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Centramatics Auto Tire Balancers

Has anyone installed these on your coach and if so could you tell me if they are worth it? thanks

https://www.centramatic.com/balancer...&gclsrc=3p.ds&
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Old 01-19-2022, 06:27 AM   #2
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I have four on the rears. I put new tires on the rear and didn't have them balanced. My son gave me a set of balancers and I put them on. My assessment is; I don't know if they help or not. I have a very smooth ride with no vibrations. I don't know if it's the new tires alone or a result of new tires and the balancers. But I didn't have any vibrations with the old tires either.
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Old 01-19-2022, 06:59 AM   #3
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I went with balance masters as they were what the alignment shop recommended and only on the steer tires. I did notice a better ride over 60mph. Putting them on the rears most likely will do nothing because of the weight on the tires.
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Old 01-19-2022, 07:34 AM   #4
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Wheel Balancers

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After much research I went with "Balance Masters".
Web address: balancemasters.com

In my research I actually talked to the president of the company and he advised putting the balancers on the steers and the tags. Not the drivers.
I just put new shoes on the bus and kept the balance masters and at the recommendation of my Michelin dealer had balance beads put in the four drive tires.

Just completed a 1580 mile round trip to NIRVC in Phoenix for Rettroband recall issue and was very pleased with the noticeable smoothness of the ride.
Only time will tell about the wear effect.

Good Luck.
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I tried them on my F350 DRW truck and never could get the truck smooth. Returned them and had the tires balanced the old-fashioned way.

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After much research I went with "Balance Masters".
Web address: balancemasters.com

In my research I actually talked to the president of the company and he advised putting the balancers on the steers and the tags. Not the drivers.
I just put new shoes on the bus and kept the balance masters and at the recommendation of my Michelin dealer had balance beads put in the four drive tires.

Just completed a 1580 mile round trip to NIRVC in Phoenix for Rettroband recall issue and was very pleased with the noticeable smoothness of the ride.
Only time will tell about the wear effect.

Good Luck.
Did you notice any change with the Balance Masters on the Tag Axle?
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Old 01-19-2022, 11:08 AM   #7
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Balance Masters

Don't know about difference.
I put the Balance Masters on the steers and tags at the same time.
The President advised that the steers and tags were free wheeling and that the drivers, I guess because of the constant change in the torque, would not be as effective.
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Put them on all 3 axles and my wife says standing in the middle of the coach going down the road she can feel a improvement in overall ride quality. I feel a improvement overall when driving. I put them on when I replaced 6 tires and moved the steers to the tag
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Old 01-19-2022, 01:06 PM   #9
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I put Centramatics on the steer tires two years ago, for me it was a big difference. Replaced tires a few months ago and added them to the drive and tag axles as well and they made further improvements in the ride.
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Many, many years ago, I worked for a tow truck outfit. At that time, they put golf balls inside the steer tires. When I asked why, the owner said to keep them balanced. After we got our first Class A, I research that idea and came across these instead and have used them on the steer tires since. Does it help? I can't say for certain but I believe they do. I guess my old boss was ahead of the times.
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I put Centramatics on fr & rr with last tire change. Work fine as far as I can tell... all us smooth.
If you go for them tryvFL Shores Truck as they were the best $.
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Many, many years ago, I worked for a tow truck outfit. At that time, they put golf balls inside the steer tires. When I asked why, the owner said to keep them balanced. After we got our first Class A, I research that idea and came across these instead and have used them on the steer tires since. Does it help? I can't say for certain but I believe they do. I guess my old boss was ahead of the times.
I have used airsoft bb's in trailer and off road tires .
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Centramatic balance

I just put 6 on my new coach. Great smooth ride. No vibration. Original tires new had about 20 ounces of weight. They tell you to remove all old weights. I'm happy smooth in the back also. Can't understand the prior statement about not balancing the drive wheels. Don't they balance your car tires on all axles.
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A lot of shops don't even balance big rig tires like ours. According to them, a small imbalance won't be felt because the tires are so large??
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