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Old 07-06-2015, 10:51 PM   #1
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Tire Balancing

Anyone use Beads to balance their tires. Is it a good idea anything you don't like about them.




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Old 07-06-2015, 11:07 PM   #2
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Howdy. Some tire Manuf. say 'No'... and the reasons differ.

I would 'balance' normally then get a set of dynamic balancers to compensate for the variance..
Like these Tire Balancers, Tire Balancing, Wheel Balancer and Wheel Balancing from Centramatic
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:27 PM   #3
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I have had good luck with a bubble balancer with car and trailer tires but the MO has 19.5 to big or I would go for it. The wheels and old tires I have on the MO have glue on weights one of the wheel has like a twelve pack on one. Looks bad on a nice Alcoa wheel.
Time for new tires soon.
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:36 PM   #4
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Any rotating mass needs to be balanced !

I have the tires spin balanced and on the Airstream I also added the Centramatics.

The latest balancers have a road force function also. This is great for a tire that has some built in irregularities.
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:10 AM   #5
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I've been using Dyna-beads in my moho for years with no problem.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:50 AM   #6
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I had the tire dealer put bead packs (break apart 1st time you drive) in the 6 new Michelin 22.5 tires on our Dutchstar pusher in early 2012. Then that fall we traded it on our Shiny Pete! Figures............

Anyhow, the combination of 6 new XRVs and the beads made for a very smooth ride for a very reasonable cost (the beads, not the tires, it still pains me to think about that bill).

Hope this helps!
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Often wondered how the beads react to contact patch deflection as the tire rolls down the highway.
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