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Old March 2nd, 2018, 08:03
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they melted in the tire bead seating process.

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Old March 2nd, 2018, 08:16
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Old March 2nd, 2018, 08:22
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You installed the beads in their packaging???
http://www.magnumbalance.com/index.php/installation
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Old March 2nd, 2018, 13:36
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I don't like the small pellets for several reasons. If I were to do it at all (which I haven't yet) I would only use the airsoft or metal BBs
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Old March 2nd, 2018, 15:45
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https://www.amazon.com/Ukarms-airsof...ds=airsoft+bbs

I used 1 of these 1500 count grenades per tire to balance my 35x12.5r15 KM2's on 15x10 steel beadlocks. Worked great. 1500 .12g BB's comes out to about 6.5oz, just a little less.
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Old March 2nd, 2018, 19:28
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Not good for plastic -- hope every drop burns up while seating otherwise you risk soft beads and clumping
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Old March 3rd, 2018, 06:00
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Re: Balance Beads

Also not good for, you know, the tire. Sure it's entertaining, but there are much better, safer, and smarter ways of installing tires.
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Old March 3rd, 2018, 06:19
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Its not a Jeep, but I have used them on my old Ford tow truck with great results. about 10oz per wheel/tire 235/85-16

Used these, only complaint is when replacing tire you get a nice dusting of blsck dust when removing.

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...5000ctsprhvsag
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Old March 3rd, 2018, 07:23
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Also not good for, you know, the tire. Sure it's entertaining, but there are much better, safer, and smarter ways of installing tires.
I was by myself and its kind of hard to use a cheetah alone. Also when the lip of the wheel and the bead of the tire are 5" apart
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Old March 3rd, 2018, 07:40
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That sounds like your running the wrong rim/tire size? What did you buy?
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Old March 3rd, 2018, 08:22
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I was by myself and its kind of hard to use a cheetah alone. Also when the lip of the wheel and the bead of the tire are 5" apart

I know that pain -- I had to seat 35/12.50/16 General grabber AT2 on to 10" wide rims on my suburban -- the rims are at the top of the recommended size for the tires

Couldn't do it alone, had to use 2 air blasters , firing both at the same time to get the tires to seat -- It was a PIA, they look great, but I'll never go that wide again
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Old March 3rd, 2018, 08:54
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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.
Yeah, you're supposed to either pour them in free before mounting or remove the valve core and pour them in after mounting. Either way, they need to be out of the bag to work or you'll get vibes.
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Old March 3rd, 2018, 12:49
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That sounds like your running the wrong rim/tire size? What did you buy?
33X12.5R15 on a 15x10 wheel. It was the wheel size recommended by the manufacture
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Old March 3rd, 2018, 12:50
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this is them mounted
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15x8's would be better, less likely to lose a bead when aired down. Especially with aluminum wheels.
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