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    Default Roadsmith HTS Rear Tires

    What are good replacement rear tires for a Roadsmith HTS and what is the best way to balance them ?

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    Good question, I'm following this thread. Balance and protection, I use Ride-On, you can read about it here an get comments as well, there's also an official Ride-On link.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ride-Tire-Bal...ews/B00DX8BTUG

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    My current replacements are Michelin MXW4 or something like that. They are no longer made. Personally, whenever I change these I will look for an all season touring tire that has an "open" style tread to better channel water away.

    As far as balancing I take my wheels to my local Chevy dealer and have them Road Force balanced. Has worked well so far. I'm not a fan of liquid anything in my tires. Beads can be used as supplemental balancing material but tires must be weight balanced also because they require lateral balancing. Check out this link:

    http://www.innovativebalancing.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhgoldwing View Post
    My current replacements are Michelin MXW4 or something like that. They are no longer made. Personally, whenever I change these I will look for an all season touring tire that has an "open" style tread to better channel water away.

    As far as balancing I take my wheels to my local Chevy dealer and have them Road Force balanced. Has worked well so far. I'm not a fan of liquid anything in my tires. Beads can be used as supplemental balancing material but tires must be weight balanced also because they require lateral balancing. Check out this link:

    http://www.innovativebalancing.com/
    I could not have said it better!! Discovered Road Force Balancing while trying to solve major vibration issues with my '06. Problem Solved!!!

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    Thanks for the responses. Iím Thinking about Michelin Premiers . I have them on my wifeís CRV and they seem to be a good tire. Anyone have any thoughts on that tire ?


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    You might pose this question over on the 'other forum', the more 'eyes' the more answers you might get. Having said that, I'm not a fan over there, jus sayin.....

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    Since you have automoblile wheels and tires there is no reason not to have them properly balanced. Road Force is the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Rod 1 View Post
    Thanks for the responses. Iím Thinking about Michelin Premiers . I have them on my wifeís CRV and they seem to be a good tire. Anyone have any thoughts on that tire ?
    I recently put em on and they seem to be doing fine. I've been caught in the rain a couple of times and they seem to channel the water pretty good. I run 22 in em when I'm solo and 24 when 2-up w/trailer. As others have stated, force balance is the way to go. I used dyna-beads and originally had a balance issue when I first mounted em. I broke back em down and moved from the yellow dot to the red dot mark at the valve stem, then added another 1/2 oz of beads. All was good from there on out. A force balance would have easily handled that and saved me time and work.

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    Default Cooper tires

    I just put new tires on my RoadSmith, and went to Cooper tires, balanced were purchased.

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    Good to know you can to a regular tire store, buy the tires and get it done.

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