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Re: Balancing 22.5" Tires: Beads or Spin with Weights?
DavidBraley #1372634 Sun Aug 09 2020 02:07 PM
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David,
Look at Centramatic wheel balancer beads. I’ve been researching them for myself. Large trucks give great reviews on this product!
Jim


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Re: Balancing 22.5" Tires: Beads or Spin with Weights?
DavidBraley #1372680 Sun Aug 09 2020 07:19 PM
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Thank you all for the replies! All good stuff.

In my searching, I have seen those Centramatic wheel balancing rings with beads. They even have them in our common 10 x 7.25 bolt pattern. They sell them for the P30 chassis:

Centramatic Balancing for the P30 [centramatic.com]

Even though this truck project of mine will see long cross-country journeys, I will not be putting that many miles on it over the next 15 or so years.

Still, balancing the tires in some way is on the to-do list. No point in ruining a $2,000/$2,500 set of tires because of imbalance/unbalance. Might have used the wrong word there...

David

Last edited by DavidBraley; Sun Aug 09 2020 08:04 PM.

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Re: Balancing 22.5" Tires: Beads or Spin with Weights?
DavidBraley #1372681 Sun Aug 09 2020 07:36 PM
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Wonder if those will fit 22.5's also, look like it.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
Re: Balancing 22.5" Tires: Beads or Spin with Weights?
DavidBraley #1373164 Thu Aug 13 2020 02:09 AM
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I was as Centramatic dealer about 20 or 25 years ago. They work fine in warmer weather, but when we got into cold weather in the Midwest the oil in them would get thick and the guys couldn't hardly keep them on the road. I junked several hundred of the Centramatics. We then used balancing beads and they worked fine until someone aired them up somewhere that had moisture in the air line. I now run all 445/50R22.5 Michelin on drive and trailer and 295.R22.5 on the steer. We don't use any form of balancing and get better tire mileage than we ever have and the drivers don't complain.

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