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    Default Centramatic Wheel Balancers???

    What are they and how do they work? Do they work? Anyone? Thanks in advance.

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    They are fluid based active wheel balancers that bolt up between the wheel and the hub. The centrifugal force of the wheel spinning causes the fluid to automatically go to the "light" side of the wheel to correct out of balance situations. They work similar to bead balancing in that respect.

    Bigger tires sometimes have been known to have issues with the fluid not being adequate (by weight) to correct the out of balance situation. They seem to work better as a suplement to balanced tires (to maintain a "perfect" state of balance) as opposed to stand alone replacements.

    Some people like them, some don't...ultimately your decision.

    Hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Copboy4090 View Post
    What are they and how do they work? Do they work? Anyone? Thanks in advance.
    Don't know anything about them, but this is what I googled:
    http://www.centramatic.com/
    Patented Centramatic Balancers are a unique line of "On Board" Balancing Systems for tires and wheels that maximize tire life and smooth your ride. Mounted behind the wheel they offer permanent solutions for balancing assemblies. Centramatic Balancers operate automatically and can adjust instantly for changing conditions.

    Centramatics are available for Trucks, Tractor/Semi Trailers, Coaches, Buses, Delivery Vehicles, Motor homes, Trailers, Large Pickups, Jeeps and Police Cars. We even custom build for application-specific centrifuges
    Sounds like what Chris did using the BB's.
    Pretty sure he will chime in soon enough.
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    I was going to get them but I have not had any issues bead balancing with the walmart airsoft pellets
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