Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-08-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
SebasSF's Avatar
 
1991 30' Airstream 30
San Francisco , California
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 440
Tire balancing question

I picked up a 19.6x6 rim and tire to use as a spare, and took it to a local tire shop. They got it installed, but we're not able to balance it. One guy said you put a small bag of sand inside? Should I take it to a truck tire shop and get it balanced?
__________________

__________________
SebasSF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 03:38 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
crazeevw's Avatar

 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Saint Petersburg , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,687
Images: 28
Sand balancing is what was in the aluminum wheels on my motorhomr when I replaced tires.
I was told that each tire should have certain amount of sand, not just an inderterminate amount. I purchased Centramatic's instead.
Good Luck, Derek
__________________

__________________
crazeevw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 05:10 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Smartstream's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
Port Angeles , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,372
Are you sure it was sand or something like Dyna Beads? Tire Balancing Products

Sand has sharp edges and is abrasive. I don't think that would be good for the rim or tire. By the way I use Dyna Beads when I mount my tires.
__________________
Cheers, Dan
________________________________________


"Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them."
~ Margaret Thatcher ~
Smartstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 10:58 PM   #4
4 Rivet Member
 
SebasSF's Avatar
 
1991 30' Airstream 30
San Francisco , California
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 440
Hey, that's cool...thanks!
__________________
SebasSF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 04:39 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
SebasSF's Avatar
 
1991 30' Airstream 30
San Francisco , California
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 440
Ok, so I took eh tire to a truck shop, and they used a bag of balancing material. Did not catch the brand. Thanks for the help.
__________________
SebasSF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 05:05 PM   #6
4 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
ottawa (greely) , Ontario
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 390
Blog Entries: 1
The best way to balance a tire is with a road force balancing machine ,most balance the tire wheel assembly in the air with no load on it,this is ok most of the time ,but do you drive down the road with your wheels not touching the ground! The best way is to balance the tire wheel assembly is with a load on it ( real world condition) this is done by a special wheel balancer called road force balancer it applies a load on the wheel and tire by a roller equal to a load on the road , the reason road force balancing is better is under load a tire changes deflection and when the tire is manufactured some areas of the tire stretch more then others under load so you end up with a oval wheel under load to optimize this the road force balancer will measure this out of round and try and offset the out of round with the rim ( because all rims are not perfectly round) to minimize the vibration then a minimum amount of weight can be installed as a patch inside the tire or outside traditional weight .
__________________

__________________
scamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need spare tire rim for size 700-15 1976 has alum mag wheels Caravanner76 Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 3 10-18-2011 10:21 PM
A Bias to Radial Question Eagle & Bear Tires 9 10-05-2011 06:32 PM
Tire question? djgarcia Tires 1 09-28-2011 08:26 PM
Tire Rack $70 Reward Card my3sonsdad Tires 1 08-02-2011 12:22 PM
Need One Tire.. 1Rookie Tires 8 06-13-2011 07:09 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.