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Posted: 08/29/19 07:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Getting new Toyos put on the motor home tomorrow. What's better balancing beads or spin balancing? What are the pros and cons ??

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Centramatics work great.


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spin balance. I have had good luck with Toyos.

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I like the balance beads from innovative balancing. Use them on two sets, could not ask for more for me. If you get mud , snow in the tread, they re-balance themselves. When you sling it out they re-balance again. I think the beads are less in cost.

The Centramatics also are good.

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Ours were spun,, no problems


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I'm not sure what size tires but I prefer to have my tires balanced the "Vibration Control System" made by Hunter Engineering. The GSP9700 is a road force wheel balancer that tests the tire for high or hard spots on the tread. Most new car dealers use them to balance the tires on their vehicles. Many truck tire shops also use them. I've tried the CentraMatics without any luck - they're setting in my garage now - wasted money. I dislike the idea of throwing bags of crystals/beads inside tires to balance them - every time you start, the beads have to redistribute themselves as you get going.

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johnhicks wrote:

Centramatics work great.



Times 2. Had mine for several years over 3 sets of tires and never a problem.


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If they offer you Equal, make sure they put the correct valve stems in to filter out the sand.





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If you use the balancing beads, make sure they use the ones for the RV tires which DO NOT need special valve cores. The beads can also be reused in the next set of tires.

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Spin balance. The beads/centramatics will cover up any problem that you might have with the tire or the rolling hardware. Most quality tire shops only use the beads in emergency situations, when changing a tire out on the highway, where a spin balance isn't possible.
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