RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-19-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 198
Centramatic Wheel Balancers

Has anyone here had any experience with these Centramatic balancers? I was thinking they would be a good idea for our big tires. They were developed for big rigs. Any opinions?



http://centramatic.com/Page.aspx?page=Balancers

Thanks,
John
__________________

jwintersteller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 01:02 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
carringb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 4,890
Re: Centramatic Wheel Balancers

I had them. I don't anymore.

They worked most of the time. But hitting a rough section on the highway would knock thinks out of balance, and it could take a minute or two for it to get back into balance. Now, I just make sure my tires are done a dynamic balancer, like RoadForce.
__________________

__________________
2000 E450 dually V10 wagon
carringb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 07:18 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 9
Re: Centramatic Wheel Balancers

Also they may prevent use of the Hi-Lift accessory " Lift Mate " by blocking the necessary holes
in the rim. Sure does on mine.
Philip
shellback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 10:23 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 198
Re: Centramatic Wheel Balancers

Thanks guys, all good points that make perfect sense. I wouldn't have thought of either of those issues. And Philip, how did you know I have the Hi-Lift Lift Mates?
Thank again for your input .
John
jwintersteller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 05:43 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
SheepShagger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 357
Re: Centramatic Wheel Balancers

18 wheelers use a similar thing. They work fine for that application, but I remember reading that there is a limit to the speed the wheel can rotate at for them to work, as passed that limit they just follow the wheel round. I think it was something like 70mph, although I'm sure it will depend on the wheel diameter.
SheepShagger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×