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Old February 22nd, 2018, 07:01
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Balance Beads

Thoughts?
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 07:20
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Re: Balance Beads

As a last resort if you can't balance them any other way!
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 07:42
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Re: Balance Beads

Semis use them with good results. I use them on my motorcycle and they easily increased my tire life by 50% and I don't need to pay someone to balance my wheels.
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 07:57
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Re: Balance Beads

I'm just tired of putting 12-13oz of weight on one side so I thought I would give these a try.
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 09:35
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Re: Balance Beads

I've been using airsoft BB's for years in my Jeep tires to self balance. It works great.
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 10:15
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Re: Balance Beads

I used actual BBs in the tires on my ramcharger.

Steel rims, 39.5 swampers...worked great.......it was kinda weird tho when ya stopped at a light or similar and you had the window down, you could sometimes hear the BBs hitting the rim as you slowed down.
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 23:56
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Re: Balance Beads

This topic comes up from time to time and I wonder about this myself. Anybody have any thoughts about using them in a DD with just more regular street type tires?
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 05:58
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Re: Balance Beads

I'm putting new tires on the Jeep today and I'm going to try them out.
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 07:59
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Re: Balance Beads

I run them on my straight axle swap 95 suburban -- General grabber AT2 35-12.50-16

that thing will do 75 easily with not a hint of tire issues
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 08:14
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Re: Balance Beads

I used to use them. I graduated to Centramatic balancers and a static balance on a HF bubble balancer and never looked back.
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 08:16
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Re: Balance Beads

One thing to note- if you use active balancers inside the tire assembly, you absolutely CAN NOT ever use slime or any other tire sealant.

I used to use them, without any issues. They work great.

But I want to add tire sealant at some point, so got away from them.

I have mounted and balanced al lmy vehicles (cars, trucks, bikes) tires for 20 years. Static balance with an active balancer (centramatic) makes them smooth as silk.
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 19:51
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Re: Balance Beads

Ok -- Centramatic -- Had to look it up, certainly looks promising

Where are you buying them? -- Buy them to fit the rim or tire size, exactly how do you know which ones to use?

Just some details if you don't mind
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 20:16
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Re: Balance Beads

bbs or sand works, sounds cool. let us know how you like it once you pick an option!
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Old February 24th, 2018, 05:03
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Re: Balance Beads

Buy them from the people that sell them.

Fit them as per the design. In other words to fit the lug pattern.
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Old February 24th, 2018, 12:07
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Re: Balance Beads

I've been using Airsoft pellets for several years and will never go back to lead weights. The pellets work great.
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