Originally Posted by tmmar
When I picked up my current coach I immediately noticed a shimmy in the front end. I called Freightliner that same day and we tried to find a place that could balance the tires. This was near impossible to find in the location were I picked up my coach. One dealer said I should put the beads in the tire for balancing. When I spoke to the Freightliner hot line they said DO NOT put the beads in the tire. That they would ruin the tire and void any warranty. To make a long story short, it took 18 months to find out that my 2 front tires were out of round. Don't know if the beads would have helped in that case.
When I replaced my steering tires they put either beads or fine powder. The tire dealer told me they only put that stuff in steering.