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Old 01-01-2019, 03:18 PM   #1
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TPMS - 2/3rd oz sensors - Is it recommend to balance with sensor on?

I have a Pressure Pro TPMS that I am going to install on our 2015 27FB FC. I have upgraded all tires from 15” GYM to 16” Michelin with Centermatic wheel balances & metal value stems. Pressure Pro manual says that “usually “ with the sensors only weighing 2/3rd of an ounce that rebalancing wheels are not necessary on larger RV or truck tires.

What is your recommendation & why?

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No need to rebalance. You have centermatic Dynamic balancers that will more than cover the weight of the TPMS sensor.
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No need to rebalance. You have centermatic Dynamic balancers that will more than cover the weight of the TPMS sensor.
👍 I second that. I added TPMS last year and centramatics. No need to rebalance.
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I did balance my new 16s with the TPMS sensors on and I also have centramatics, which made it totally unnecessary to do so, but I am ridiculously anal about that kind of stuff.
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I had Les Schwab install metal valve stems to better support the sensors and had them balance with sensors in place since they were going to balance them anyway. Especially with Centramatics I’m not sure you would need to. On our previous trailer we never rebalanced the tires and never noticed any problems.
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I had Les Schwab install metal valve stems
That’s a good point....remember metal valve stems.
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I thought about the Centermatic balance--but I thought they were not recommended on AS because of they are torsion axles ------I'm not knowledgeable about this--just asking and curious
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Ok, for guys like me who just added a TPMS on a stock wheel, should I go get it balanced?
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I thought about the Centermatic balance--but I thought they were not recommended on AS because of they are torsion axles ------I'm not knowledgeable about this--just asking and curious
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The axles require zero offset wheels. The centramatics add only 1/16th ( I think)of an inch offset. Most consider this negligible.
Many people on this forum use centramatics with no problem. On balance I think it’s a good thing to do. Pun intended 😀
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The centramatic offset has caused no bearing problems on my 3 axles for 14 seasons. One thing that contributes to increasing offset is rust and road grime build up between the inside wheel mounting face and the hub surface. Discount tire always cleans that area when they reinstall wheels. Stainless steel hubs on some disc brakes may not have this problem.
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Ok, for guys like me who just added a TPMS on a stock wheel, should I go get it balanced?
The weight of the sensor is so negligible, making it unnecessary to rebalance.
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