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Old 12-16-2021, 05:35 PM   #1
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Tire Balancing

While driving I notice a vibration about 63-63 and above. Its not bad or distracting but knowing that it does not take much to wear tires out I'm wanting to get it fixed..

Looking to balance the tires and the answer seems to be to put balancing beads in the tire. Having it doe tomorrow.

I have done this with a motorcycle and it was awesome. No matter how the tire wear or the reason, the tire beads move around every time the tire rotates and keeps the tires balanced.

Any one have an experience using balancing beads on a MH?
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yes used balancing beads on my 2008 Knight 275/75 22.5

put them in when installing new front tires in 2018 and at that time also put them in the four rear tires that were installed in 2015

worked fine had no issues with them no vibration no wobble and could do myself
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I have beads in the 22.5s on my DP and love them. Put them in my Blazer with 31x10.50x15 and they were horrible. They work well in tires that are proportionally taller than they are wide. Motorcycles, and all my trailers = yes. Corvette = no.
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Old 12-16-2021, 06:19 PM   #4
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I have beads in the 22.5s on my DP and love them. Put them in my Blazer with 31x10.50x15 and they were horrible. They work well in tires that are proportionally taller than they are wide. Motorcycles, and all my trailers = yes. Corvette = no.

AHHHH!! You said the magic word.....Corvette.
Knowing Chevrolet, they made it so they would not work so you have to take it in to have them fixed.

Thanks for the info!!
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Old 12-16-2021, 06:22 PM   #5
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In May of 2019 I bought 6 Firestone FS561 245/70R19.5 tires for my 2003 34' Georgetown Class A.

I installed them myself. I used competition grade steel BBs for balancing beads. I put 10 ounces in the front tires and 12 ounces in the rear. I have NO vibration at any speed!

I used the BB's because they are big enough to avoid getting caught in the texture on the inside of a truck tire, they don't require special valve cores, they won't leak out of a nail puncture and they cost $25 total for all the tires.

I'm very pleased.

From what I have learned, the larger diameter the tire the better beads work. If you have 16" tires you might have a different experience. Beads can't fix an out of round tire nor a bent wheel!
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I have had them on a previous DP for 5 years and recently put them on the Omni. The dynamic balancing compensates for tire wear, mud or debris on the tires and they last years. 5 year warranty.
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I went with Centramatic Balancers. Higher upfront cost but never need to be replaced.
https://www.centramatic.com/wheel-ba...ype=Light-Duty

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Make of Vehicle: Ford $209.00 USD (set)
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I replaced 4 of my 6 steel wheels with quality Alcoa alloy wheels, and also replaced all 6 tires with new Michelin Agilis CrossClimate. I was surprised to need as much as 4oz of wheel weights in places. The shop used stick-ons in hidden places for the Alcoa wheels and balancing beads for the steel ones.
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