That looks like it'd be easier to mount that kind of balancer than to put beads in the tire. Where does it mount? The inside side of the rim?I have the Centramatic wheel balancers, and they make freeway travel very smooth. They operate on the same principle as tire beads, but don't allow side-to-side movement of the balancing material to prevent lateral unbalancing.
Pretty much. Take the tire/wheel off, slide the balancer on the studs, and put the wheel back on. The center part is thin sheet metal, so it doesn't space the tire out. No need to un-mount or remount any tires on rims.That looks like it'd be easier to mount that kind of balancer than to put beads in the tire. Where does it mount? The inside side of the rim?
That's the thing that I think is so neat about these kinds of solutions. This stuff has really piqued my interest.They automatically rebalance every time you come up to speed, so if you lose a chunk of tire or get a chunk of mud or ice stuck in the wheel, it will automatically balance that out.
Now that just doesn't make any sense at all. If there's a gradient that would cause a liquid to flow to the other side of the ring then round bearings will roll that way too! I don't doubt that they work, but it looks like even the manufacturer thinks magic is involvedA liquid alone would merely flatten out under centrifugal force at high speed and be forced back around the ring to an undesirable position. That’s why we use the benefits of both solid and a liquid.
It looks like Balance Masters says their product is magical. I'm sure it's a great product but their reasoning just doesn't make sense:Balance Masters
...riiight... and the weight on the other side of the wheel "flies" around the back side of the wheel where the force is created which "lifts" the wheel up away from the pavement-WHICH EXACTLY CANCELS OUT THE OTHER FORCE.However, when sudden braking or slowing occurs, the fluids continue to spin for several revolutions until they slow down to the wheel speed. Therefore, the fluid moving at high speed and weighing nearly 28 ounces per wheel whip around the ring at ten to fifteen revolutions per second. This weight, when pulled by gravity over the top of the wheel, "falls" over the front side of the wheel where the force is created which "pulls" the wheel down onto the pavement-JUST WHEN YOU NEED IT TO-on sudden braking over hard bumps or across sheets of water to create a road-hugging controlability and anti-sway, anti-drift and anti-trailer hop and bounce effect that amazes so many of our customers, especially the flammable and chemical haulers who religiously put Balance Masters® on their trailer axles.
No adapter needed for 5x4.5. Not sure why it would be needed for 5x5.MY WALLET CANT TAKE THIS ANYMORE !!!
@Steel City 06 it says that https://www.centramatic.com/wheel-balancer.rhtml?modelNumber=300-345 requires some sort of adapter, what is that?