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Old 07-30-2009, 11:21 AM
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wife had 2 tires installed question?

I had 2 good but used michelin dually tires. I had her bring it to the shop and install oth on drivers rear. They told her that they had to use a balance bead?
charged a bit extra. Whats a balance bead? never heard of it. They saiud they do that on all larger tires???
size is 235/85/16 e
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:31 AM
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I just bought 6 new last winter and they didn't mention anything about that to me.
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high-density ceramic bead that, when easily installed, continuously balances your tires as you drive. The amount of material will distribute itself in weight and position dependent on the balance requirements of the individual tire.

The result is a smooth, vibration-free ride, derived from our balancing media that is always repositioning itself as the tire wears. If you own a pickup truck, commercial truck, motorhome, RV, tractor trailer, motorcycle, or similar vehicle, and want to get rid of those wheel vibration and tire cupping problems
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I think what you're talking about are "balance beads". They are beads in side of your tire that are supposed to arrange themselves to balance your tires. A guy in our office had them for a few days and asked to have them removed. They were rough! He is happy now with conventional lead weights.
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hope it works, only on 2 rears. i wont rotate em. They will stay until I throw em out. They have like 50 percent tread. I am buying 2fronts (new shortly)
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