How Equal Flexx Works


EQUAL FLEXX was developed in partnership with the foremost experts in vibration analysis and tire testing. A wireless sensing system measured what happens inside the tire in real time, validated by hundreds of thousands of miles of truck data.

The Science Behind Equal Flexx.

The Science Behind Equal Flexx.

ADAPTIVE MASS BALANCER

As a tire’s tread wears, the result is a surface that is heavier in some areas and lighter in others. EQUAL FLEXX automatically shifts to the lighter tread areas to offset the uneven weight as the tire rolls. Unlike wheel weights, EQUAL FLEXX continually adapts to balance the tire and wheel and brake assembly.

By continually adjusting to changing tire conditions throughout the life of the tire, EQUAL FLEXX extends tire life and contributes to a smoother ride. This is how EQUAL FLEXX creates fuel savings of 1–2 percent—starting with the first mile.

RESULT: FUEL SAVINGS OF 1–2% AND A BALANCED, SMOOTHER RIDE.

Force Reducer

VIBRATION ABSORBER

As the tire vibrates, energy is created. EQUAL FLEXX’s particles absorb this energy and the accompanying vibrations within the tire.

This energy absorption happens everywhere on the tire’s circumference where vibration occurs, not just at the footprint. In turn, vibrations are decreased through the complete tire and wheel assembly.

RESULT: Reduces vibrations and wear-and-tear by 20-50%.

Vibration Absorber

FORCE REDUCER

As the tire follows a road’s uneven profile, upward force is created. EQUAL FLEXX neutralizes this upward force by applying 30 pounds of downward force uniformly at the footprint at highway speeds. At the same time, EQUAL FLEXX also absorbs this energy and disperses it away from the tire. This flattens the contact patch and leads to even tread wear.

RESULT: Fuel savings of 6.5% and increases tire life by 10-40%.

Force Reducer

WHAT MAKES EQUAL FLEXX THE BEST?

performance iconINCREASED PERFORMANCE

EQUAL FLEXX has been designed to work better than EQUAL and any other internal balancing compound by at least 15%. EQUAL FLEXX builds on 25 years of extending tire life with EQUAL in thousands of fleets, delivering 20 to 40 percent extension in tread wear.

How does FLEXX ACHIEVE THIS?
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Dual Force Technology in EQUAL FLEXX is a soft, dual compound particle formulation that was specially designed to work together to react to and absorb forces better than any other wheel-end balancer on the market.

HOW DOES THIS BENEFIT YOU?
gas iconFUEL SAVINGS

Controlled fuel trials using EQUAL FLEXX in the real world proved mileage gain of 2 to 3 percent. At the current price of diesel fuel, the expected annual savings per truck with EQUAL FLEXX are approximately $5,500.

CALCULATE YOUR SAVINGS
Why Does Vibration Matter?

Simply put, vibration is wasted energy, and wasted energy increases rolling resistance. EQUAL FLEXX absorbs this energy and the accompanying vibrations within the tire, reducing tire wear, lowering fuel cost by lessening rolling resistance, and delivering a smoother ride. Energy absorption happens everywhere on the tire’s circumference where vibration occurs, not just at the footprint. In turn, vibrations are decreased through the complete tire and wheel assembly.

The Claims

Get the facts about balancing your tires with EQUAL FLEXX.
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THE TRUTH: BALANCED TIRES SAVE 2% OR MORE IN FUEL!

Balanced tire and wheel assemblies save fuel by reducing rolling resistance. The savings multiply over the life of the tire because a tire's fuel efficiency increases as the tread wears down. In fact, the last one-fifth of a tire's tread uses 6.5 percent less fuel than new tread. Yet most tires have to be replaced prematurely due
to uneven wear, taking them out of service just as fuel economy peaks.

AT 80% WORN: Extra Tire Savings = $500–$1,400 and Extra Fuel Savings = $900–$2,800!
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THE TRUTH: Balanced tires last up to 40% longer than unbalanced tires!

For a single truck, the cost of not balancing your wheel-ends is $5,500. EQUAL FLEXX has been designed to work up to 15% better than EQUAL and any other internal balancing compounds, so you can save money and extend your tire life by 20 to 40 percent.

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THE TRUTH: Balanced tires LESSEN THE STRESS ON THE ENTIRE VEHICLE!

In addition to decreasing tire and fuel costs, balanced tires provide a smoother ride. EQUAL FLEXX works continuously to balance tires and the rest of the wheel assembly, which dampens vibrations and bushings, U-joints, lights, batteries and overall truck suspension too. Studies show that EQUAL FLEXX reduces vibrations by 20 to 60 percent, which means less wear-and-tear on the truck and lower overall maintenance costs.

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THE TRUTH: BALANCED TIRES MEAN A SMOOTHER RIDE FOR YOUR DRIVERS!

Balanced tires means less wear-and-tear on the truck, but they also mean less wear-and-tear on your drivers too. Balanced tires create a smoother ride, which reduces driver fatigue. Most importantly, an alert driver is safer on the road and a comfortable driver is more likely to stay with your fleet for the long haul.

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THE TRUTH: EQUAL FLEXX BALANCES BETTER THAN WHEEL WEIGHTS!

Unlike wheel weight balancing, EQUAL FLEXX continuously adjusts to changes in wear, speed, road conditions and load weight. Laboratory tests confirmed that EQUAL FLEXX reduces vibrations up to 60% better than wheel weights and over 15% better than other competitive balancing compounds.

More Benefits

Now you know how it works. But there's more.

equal flexx is saving other operators up to $5,500 per truck per year. Here's how. Maximize your savings