Balancing – Beads or Weights?
Purchased 6 new tires for my older 2002 Ford class A motorhome a year and a half ago. The tire dealer I purchased from services large trucks, farm equipment along with everyday vehicles. I was told they balance with beads, no weights….WHAT? I did a lot of research on line and found balancing beads to be a very interesting subject. It probably helps to have a PHD in physics to understand how this works or doesn’t, but the way I figured it out, I think it works.
The question is, why has this not become more a way of doing business, it’s got to be cheaper, faster, requires no equipment, you just put the correct number of packages of beads in the tire, put the tire on the rim, you’re done.
Looking for comments……as far as my new tires, so far 20,000 miles, smooth ride, no problems.