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Old 12-19-2006, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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19.5s, wheel balancing

So I just put some 19.5s on my Yukon and I love the look, the ride is good (as good as 14 ply tires can be), and I feel confident that I won't have any issues hauling my Toy down the road. But they start to ride like ass from 65-75 (ain't gone any faster than that). The tires ran out surprisingly true on the balancer and balanced out within .25oz.

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So I'm looking for personal experiences with Centramatic, Equal, BBs, golfballs, basically any nonconventional way of balancing tow rig wheels/tires. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can't give too much info on anything other than the equal. I have it in 33" nittos and cant notice any unbalance up to 90mph. they run very smooth. Other than my vote for equal, those wheels look badass!
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There's something to do with proper break-in on 19.5" tires. A quick Google search seems to confirm it.
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea, I knew about the break period. I just didn't think it applied to balancing the tires. Guess I'll give'er a few thousand miles. Thanks.
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I have the Centramatics on my '06 F-350 SRW. I thought my tires were smooth before I added them (truck was brand new when I got the Centa's). It was really smooth after I installed them. I highly recommend them.

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Old 12-20-2006, 12:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've got that exact same combo on my f350 SRW...Visions w/ 245 G124's. Got mine through Rickson's and they balance them and then add Equal. Never had any vibes at any speed but they were squirrely at first...since they've broken in I've been _very_ happy.
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Are those Vision type 81 rims? Where did you get your setup? I'm looking for some 19.5" rims/tires for my truck.
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Got them from Rickson's. Got the tires here in Dallas at Plainsman.
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I've got Centramatics on my '00 Dodge 2500 4wd and have been very pleased.

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What size tires are those??
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Old 12-22-2006, 02:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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245/70/19.5
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Well, after about 3500 miles, I've decided to try Dynabeads. Spent about $60 with shipping for 32oz. of beads, 4 "filtered" valve cores, and the bottle to get the beads in the tires (which is a pain in the ass).

I'll post up in a few days when I find out how well they perform.







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