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Old 02-21-2012, 09:33 AM   #15
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We had a visit with Centramatic people and had them create a "Special" balancer for the 6 lug steel wheels that are used by Airstream.

They are not the same as their other balancers.

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Old 02-21-2012, 10:08 AM   #16
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The drums are going to be pretty close. They are castings and they are symetrical to start with. They are also relatively close to the center of rotation so small imbalances don't mean as much. I like the Centramatics approach best. Also balancing the tire/rim is going to help the Centramatics to their job.

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Tell that to some of the Dexter drums I have had. Let go of them and instant rotation to the heavy side every time.

The Hayes drums on some of my older stuff seem to be much better..

I have questioned Dexter and they don't balance them.
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Tell that to some of the Dexter drums I have had. Let go of them and instant rotation to the heavy side every time.
In that case....
Very easy to do a rudimentary self balance job.
Heavy ends up at 6 0'clock split the weight at 10 & 2 'til the drum will stay in any put position.

This principle...

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For complete peace of mind try Centramatic wheel balancers.
www.centramatic.com
Good luck with the spay in stuff....just saying.


Love me some centramatics!! Installed them with my new axles, hubs, drums and tires. Smoooooooooooth.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:28 PM   #19
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Has anyone tried KTB Liquid Tire Balancer? Home

Since Centramatics won't fit my wheels (as mentioned in another thread) I am thinking about trying Dynabeads or KTB.
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Advising Centramatics does no good because the OP tried to fit them on his trailer and they were not quite the right fit. Until the company makes a slightly larger one, Nuvi is trying to come up with an alternative.

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Has anyone tried KTB Liquid Tire Balancer? Home

The company has a booth (and had a seminar) at the Florida State Rally. The product is a viscous liquid that is put inside the tire and works on the same principle as Dynabeads.

The company claims to have been making tire additives for 32 years (specifically, stop-leak for very large mining equipment tires) and has been marketing their balancing fluid to truckers for 10 years. Now they are expanding into the RV market.

Since Centramatics won't fit my wheels (as mentioned in another thread) I am thinking about trying Dynabeads or KTB.
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How about a good photo of the backside of your wheel?

Also, how large is the absolute flat ciclr on the backside of the wheel?

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I thought they made spacer that would help with the fit problem?

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I thought they made spacer that would help with the fit problem?

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I think you could use grade 8 washers and possibly longer studs, but then you would move the wheel outward farther. How would that affect the balance of the wheel and tire? That would change the wheel offset angle. Maybe not enough to be a problem, but I think it is worth thinking about.

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As long at it is not more than say 1/4" I don't think offset matters that much. What you do need to worry about is if the wheel will clear the wheel well.

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