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Old March 20th, 2018, 07:45
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Re: Balance Beads

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If that's your rim....clean that thing up til it looks new before you put it back on the jeep...that mud can throw things off too.
They were clean when I put the new tires on and they were still not balancing
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Old March 20th, 2018, 08:38
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You never did say what brand tires you bought???
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Old March 20th, 2018, 12:47
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Old March 20th, 2018, 12:50
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Re: Balance Beads

Might be part of the problem. Are you sure they're actually round?

Excerpt from the very first review I found of the tires:
"Out of the 4 tires I have mounted on mine, my local tire shop was only able to balance 2 of them to ZERO (this is a tire shop that will mount and unmount a tire until is finds the best position on the wheel and will keep doing it until it's right)."
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Old March 20th, 2018, 13:09
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Re: Balance Beads

Have you checked the tires and rims for run-out?
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Old March 20th, 2018, 13:49
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Have you checked the tires and rims for run-out?
This coordinates with something Chickenbot said last page when asked if the issue was around before he changed wheels/tires:
"No there wasn't. It rode smooth as glass. I've put the stock wheels and tires back on just to make sure it wasn't something else and shes back to ridding smooth."

So, el-cheapo tires and "new" wheels (which are seriously filthy looking with caked on matter... but "new". Maybe just "new to you"?)
As we say at work: "There's your problem".

You do not have a balance issue. You have a poorly-manufactured tire and/or wheel problem, sounds like to me.

No amount of balance media, or balance method, will fix that. I believe RCP PHX has struck the nail firmly on the head- seems you have a runout/roundness problem. That's where I'd be focusing my efforts. Not much you can do there, to my knowledge, except get better gear.
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Old March 20th, 2018, 15:43
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This coordinates with something Chickenbot said last page when asked if the issue was around before he changed wheels/tires:
"No there wasn't. It rode smooth as glass. I've put the stock wheels and tires back on just to make sure it wasn't something else and shes back to ridding smooth."

So, el-cheapo tires and "new" wheels (which are seriously filthy looking with caked on matter)
As we say at work: "There's your problem".

You do not have a balance issue. You have a poorly-manufactured tire and/or wheel problem, sounds like to me.

No amount of balance media, or balance method, will fix that. I believe RCP PHX has struck the nail firmly on the head- seems you have a runout/roundness problem. That's where I'd be focusing my efforts. Not much you can do there, to my knowledge, except get better gear.

I have had tires trued before by a shop that handles semi truck tires, but not sure if that is still something that is offered anymore. This was back in 1985, and they take a lot of rubber off the tread to true it up.
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Old March 20th, 2018, 16:11
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Re: Balance Beads

Yeah, put the rear axle up on jackstands, put it in gear, and then get out and watch the tires spin. If there's much wobble at all, balancing isn't going to fix it.
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Old March 20th, 2018, 20:26
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Re: Balance Beads

Good catch on the last two posts, gents. I wasn't aware of tire truing, and hadn't thought to test runout visually.
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