anyone have problems with counteract
ran 160,000 mi on my Dunlop SP384 steers using Centramatics and spin balancing. Installed new Michelins, took centramatics and spin weights off, and installed Counteract.
Had an immediate shake in the steering wheel "play". Ran 6000 miles, dismounted one steer, and counteract was bunched up and stuck to the inside of tread face.
It appeared that the beads were wearing away at the rubber of the tire, as when I scooped out, my fingers were black. I dont know if the beads had a reaction to the tire lube used when mounting, or what.
I called Counteract Headquarters, and they said I had the correct amount for the tire, but could "try" adding 2 more ounces.
I dismounted, scooped, wiped, blew, and vacuumed the beads out of the tire. A MAJOR pain in the #@&, as the beads go everywhere. Everything must be clean and dry when remounting tire, or the bead will leak due to the beads bing stuck on it.
I thought maybe I was a loner on this issue, but a friend had Counteract installed loast weekend, and has a shake as well.
My shake wasnt there before the new tires, but was after with Counteract.
After removing the beads and putting wheel/tire assy on WITH a centramatic, my shake is now much less, if non-exsistent. That proved to me Counteract was the problem.
With Centramatics or tru balance, the assy can still be spin balanced, thereby fine tuning things and gaining maximum balance. No deal with Counteract.
My warning is this-try Counteract if you'd like, but beware, if it doesnt balance things, you have a LONGGG and arduous task of removing the Counteract.
Never again for ME
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