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Old February 25th, 2018, 06:51
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Re: Balance Beads

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I've been using Airsoft pellets for several years and will never go back to lead wrights. The pellets work great.
Can you post the specifics of your set-up? Pellet brand/size, tire size and how many pellets per tire? Thanks in advance.
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Old February 25th, 2018, 07:59
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Re: Balance Beads

I'm running 33 12.5 15 tires. If I recall correctly (and I'm pretty sure I do) I put 8 ounces of pellets in each tire. I don't recall the pellet size, and I couldn't say how many pellets because I went by weight. Sorry.

If you search you can find charts on line that'll tell you by weight how much to use per tire for any tire size.
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Old February 25th, 2018, 08:52
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Re: Balance Beads

If you put too much in, physics takes care of it. Don't sweat it. This is not a moon shot, don't over think it.
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Old February 25th, 2018, 15:42
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Re: Balance Beads

When I did it, I took the actual lead weight amounts that were on each tire, and put 50% of that in the tire using BBs as they would be 2x as far out from the wheel center. I then added them and never looked back.
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Old February 26th, 2018, 08:58
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Re: Balance Beads

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absolutely DO NOT ever use slime or any other tire sealant.
Fixed so that I can agree.
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Old February 26th, 2018, 09:15
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Re: Balance Beads

Not sure what the fix was. Message is the same.
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Old February 26th, 2018, 13:09
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Re: Balance Beads

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Not sure what the fix was. Message is the same.
Except there is a pretty significant difference. Your's, if taken the way you wrote it, implies that it's not possible, even in an emergency. If this question is being asked, knowledge of how they work and why slime inside the tire would negate the performance of the beads will not be known so some folks very well make take statements about them very literal.
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Old February 27th, 2018, 06:48
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Re: Balance Beads

Well, the sealant (not just referring to Slime here, actually referring to the good stuff that actually adheres to the inside of the casing) would more or less secure the beads in one place. So yes, they can not act as balance media.

You can pour them into the tire still, sure. but that's not terribly bright in that case. I can put a lot of stuff in a tire.
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Old February 27th, 2018, 07:15
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Re: Balance Beads

I think Bent was just making the point that he strongly advises against use of sealant regardless of whether balance beads are in use.
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Old March 1st, 2018, 06:53
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Re: Balance Beads

Is it possible to get vibs if the weight installed is 1.5oz short of what everyone recommends?
The manufacture recommended 6.5oz when everyone else recommended 8oz and now I have horrible vibs at 80mph
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Old March 1st, 2018, 07:57
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Re: Balance Beads

Add more. Physics will take care of the excess.

Yes, if there's not enough, it can't do the job. Uh, duh?

This won't solve out of round or odd wear problems.
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Old March 1st, 2018, 08:33
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Re: Balance Beads

They're brand new tires so I'm just going to add more to make 8oz
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Old March 2nd, 2018, 07:09
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They're brand new tires so I'm just going to add more to make 8oz
Heck, throw more in there, make it 10. Like I said, physics takes care of the rest.
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Old March 2nd, 2018, 07:39
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Re: Balance Beads

I'm going to need to get more because in the mornings I get horrible pulsating vibes at 80mph. Last night I opened them back up and put another 1.5oz pre wheel and took out the bags they came in. I thought they were causing the problems b/c they melted in the tire bead seating process.
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Old March 2nd, 2018, 07:52
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Re: Balance Beads

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Last night I opened them back up and put another 1.5oz pre wheel and took out the bags they came in. I thought they were causing the problems b/c they melted in the tire bead seating process.
You installed the beads in their packaging???
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