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#1 lylefikse

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:18 AM

Not sure of the name of these things. 

 

Have a trucker friend that said they work but don't last long on a truck.  He thinks on a motorhome with less miles going on them they may last a long time. 

 

Has anyone tried these on the duals? 

 

Do they smooth out the ride? 

 

I am ready for new tires and would like info.


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#2 desertdeals69

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:29 PM

I've used Centramatics for 10 years, 110,000 miles, with success.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:41 AM

We have Wheel Masters which has liquid in the rings.  Over 200,000 miles and no problems.  We only put them on the front wheels.


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#4 Tireman9

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

Before you add "sand" or anything else to your tires be sure:

 

1. You are not going to void your tire warranty

2. You get an appropriate filter to prevent particles of the balance material from plugging up your TPM sensor. They are not cheap to replace.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:33 PM

Before you add "sand" or anything else to your tires be sure:

 

1. You are not going to void your tire warranty

2. You get an appropriate filter to prevent particles of the balance material from plugging up your TPM sensor. They are not cheap to replace.

Nothing is added to the tires.  Centramatics go on before the front wheel and between the rear duals. 


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#6 QuiGonJohn

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:56 AM

In regards to Centramatics or Balance Masters (I tried to find "wheel masters" as mr boyer mentioned, but I think these are what he was talking about).  I was wondering what others think of them.


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#7 thrushl

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:43 PM

In regards to Centramatics or Balance Masters (I tried to find "wheel masters" as mr boyer mentioned, but I think these are what he was talking about).  I was wondering what others think of them.

 

I put Centramatics on all three axles.  Only about 600 for the entire coach and I think they help smooth out the ride beyond just balancing the tires.  


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:09 AM

i used wheel masters for almost an year and found it good. Hope you give it a try.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:52 AM

I also use the balance master system which merely slides unto the axle hubs outside the drums and rotors if equipped. I have had them with a new set of Michelins for 15k . Although I drive at speeds under 65 mph I have not had any shimmy or vibration what so ever.
The balance master system uses a mercury filled outer ring which achieves a dynamic balance for higher speeds from what I have been told. Whatever the case it sure works for me.
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#10 btchart

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 04:17 PM

I notice an advertisement for tire balancing beads has anyone used there and what was your experience with them?


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#11 wolfe10

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:27 PM

Sorry, btchart-- no experience with them.

 

We have Centramatics on all wheel positions.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:55 PM

I have Centramatics on my steer axle and will have them on my drive axle prior to our next trip. 


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