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Old 02-16-2018, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default Wheel weights

What kind of weights are you guys using for balancing your wheels. When I worked for a fleet we had a conventional machine. No one local to me has one so I was wondering what everyone else is doing?
Please be specific about what products and what kind of success/problems you have had with them. Thanks again, Steve

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Old 02-18-2018, 03:12 PM   #2
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I use DynaBeads in everything I have. Easy and functional.

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Old 02-20-2018, 05:15 AM   #3
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Mine must be some sort of bead balancing as well, not a weight on any of the wheels.
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I use BBs. Cheap and effective. There is a chart on the internet saying how much weight to put in a given tire size.

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Old 03-06-2018, 02:08 PM   #5
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I have Dyna Beads in my tires. In the last year I have noticed quite a bit of shake in the front suspension. I learned (from a shop inspecting my rig) that the spring bushings in my front end were all worn out. As well as the shocks were shot. After fixing the spring bushings I decided to add Centramatic balancers. So now I have both beads and Centramatics. I haven't had the rig on the road yet though. Just got Road King shocks, haven't put them on yet.
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