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Old 09-08-2007, 08:31 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Centramatic Wheel Balancers

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: haul_n_horses2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">[quote=F350_6]Since I got my single shots, I cannot even hear my wife in the seat next to me. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] </div></div>

I'll have to think about that one. I'm not sure if that's a plus or a minus.
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: haul_n_horses2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They only negative I have is the rear Centramatics for DRW do not allow access to the valve stem on the inner wheel. I called them about this and asked if I could modify the opening to allow access and they replied:

"No Worries". </div></div>

I put Centramatics on the rear of my dually about 225,000 miles ago and have no problems getting to the valve stem on the inner wheel. Sure ya got the holes lined up right?
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Re: Centramatic Wheel Balancers

article in the new Registry Magazine about these.
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Re: Centramatic Wheel Balancers

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: guardrail22</div><div class="ubbcode-body">article in the new Registry Magazine about these.</div></div>
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http://www.powerstrokeregistry.com/

but the magazine has to be ordered - no online access
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Re: Centramatic Wheel Balancers

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: guardrail22</div><div class="ubbcode-body">article in the new Registry Magazine about these.</div></div>
That article is what prompted the start of this thread. Their product reviews generally seem fair and unbiased; I just wanted to hear from a variety of guys who had been using them.
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Don't know what the mag article says but I have been using for a while. Got 120,000 miles out of my last set of Bridge Dueller Revo's towing heavy. They had more available life but changed due to upcoming DOT blitz to be on the safe side.
I believe the Centramatic's helped on tire life and I know they improve the balance rolling. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Centramatic Wheel Balancers

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ProDriver18</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: haul_n_horses2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They only negative I have is the rear Centramatics for DRW do not allow access to the valve stem on the inner wheel. I called them about this and asked if I could modify the opening to allow access and they replied:

"No Worries". </div></div>

I put Centramatics on the rear of my dually about 225,000 miles ago and have no problems getting to the valve stem on the inner wheel. Sure ya got the holes lined up right?
And yes, they are worth the money spent. </div></div>I have tried them every way possible and the valve stem is right at the edge of the cutout in the Centramatic balancer. It is very difficult to get a gauge or foot on the valve stem.
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Re: Centramatic Wheel Balancers

you might need to get the stems changed to shorter or longer ones. The idiot tire shop that I had to use on the road put a passenger car valve stem in my excursion wheel. that lasted about 3 months before it failed.

I would get longer or shorter stems installed.
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according to what they told me there is an opening in the one for DRW that allows access to the stem for the inner wheel.

Plan to order them in time to put them on at 1st tire rotation
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The opening does not allow you to get an air chuck on the valve stem of the inner DRW. You will have to modify the opening.
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I had a vibration in my 4X4 front axle at 70 MPH before I installed the Centramatic wheel balancers and still had it after installation. They didn't help at all. Must be an axle problem that the wheel balancers can't help. Anyone have any ideas?
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like most people here, I put the centramatics on my Excursion along with some new tires. I've had 2 sets of BFG ATs. The first set went 55K. The second set I'm on are at 60K. On my last rotate-and-balance they took a little bit of weight to balance out, but other than that, that's 115K of driving without needing weights on my rim for tire balance -- I'm a believer in their product!
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Centramatic will tell you that their products won't solve all tire problems. One of which is out of round tires or wheels. I'd start there first.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: haul_n_horses2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Since I got my single shots, I cannot even hear my wife in the seat next to me. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] </div></div>

once my oil gets warm I can't even hear my motor unless I romp on it with singles
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