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scbwr

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Posted: 05/06/19 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Balance. New to motorhomes but beads are working well for tires I had put on last summer.


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Posted: 05/06/19 06:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Marv Hoag wrote:

Getting 6 new Toyos. Last time the only tires I had balanced were the fronts. Is this what most do, or do you have all 6 balanced? Not balancing the rears saves $100.00.


Yes, balance all tires at all positions.


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Another vote for balancing. I recommend finding a dealer close to you that uses the Hunter Elite Road Force GSP9700 system. You can use this link to find one: https://www.hunter.com/gsp9700

I see LES SCHWAB TIRE CENTER has one in Redding, CA. That "new car ride" is no accident. Most of them use this "vibration control system" on their cars before they put them up for sale. This machine can determine if your wheels and tires are even worth putting weights on. It may have the tech try turning the tire on the wheel to achieve a better match or it may say the tire has a hard or high spot and reject it.

I have no connection to Hunter Engineering but I know a good thing when I see it and don't hesitate to recommend a quality product.


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Posted: 05/07/19 05:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is this "Beads" you speak of??

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Magnum beads were installed with my Toyo tires.


Quite a bit of information on their web page.

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The beads are often used by the mobile guys because they can't spin balance from their truck. If you have them mounted at a shop, insist on the spin balance.

I was quoted spin on front and beads on the rear 6, but they did spin anyway on all 8 because it was done at the shop for no extra charge.


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Mile High wrote:

The beads are often used by the mobile guys because they can't spin balance from their truck. If you have them mounted at a shop, insist on the spin balance.


While many share that opinion, there are many folks that have been happy with balance beads. Seems to me there are pros and cons to either system.

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If you put that **** in your tires, be sure to let anyone that works on that tire assembly know in the future before they do anything to it. It can make problems for them if you don't.

You'll need filters on your valve stems to keep it out or your tire gauge.

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Posted: 05/07/19 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those large tires seem to turn so slow I am surprised they even need balancing.
Maybe about 500 rpm is all they are turning at 60 mph.


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DFord wrote:

If you put that **** in your tires, be sure to let anyone that works on that tire assembly know in the future before they do anything to it. It can make problems for them if you don't.

You'll need filters on your valve stems to keep it out or your tire gauge.


Not true in all cases. The filters in the stem comes from using powder. I have used Dynabeads in my last 3 sets of tires. They are sized bigger than the stems, they ride fine, nice and smooth, and other than sticking them in when the tire is mounted on the rim, nothing else is required.


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