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Unread 07-27-2006, 10:00 PM   #1
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beads to balance tires

has anyone personally use beads to balance their tires? i'm thinking of getting some for my TJ is its not snake oil.

http://www.counteractbalancing.com/

http://www.innovativebalancing.com/

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Unread 07-27-2006, 10:04 PM   #2
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airsoft beads work well. I would not even bother unless I was running35s or bigger though.
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Unread 07-27-2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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airsoft beads work well. I would not even bother unless I was running35s or bigger though.
Or some type of interco tire.
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Unread 07-27-2006, 10:35 PM   #4
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airsoft beads work well. I would not even bother unless I was running35s or bigger though.
I'm on 35s now. Next will be 37s.
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Unread 07-28-2006, 12:12 PM   #5
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I'm running the dynabeads and I think they work great.
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Unread 07-28-2006, 07:35 PM   #6
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I have them too, no complaints so far
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Unread 07-31-2006, 10:39 AM   #7
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I put some Daisy steel bb's in my 32's, only because I mounted them myself and was tired of giving the tire store my money. They work great. None of my friends can believe it. It rides smooth as glass.
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Unread 07-31-2006, 04:52 PM   #8
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I put some Daisy steel bb's in my 32's, only because I mounted them myself and was tired of giving the tire store my money. They work great. None of my friends can believe it. It rides smooth as glass.
how many oz. did you put in each tire?
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beads, no. BBs yes. I have 8 ounces of Copperhead BBs in each of my 35" tires. they work great!
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Unread 08-01-2006, 02:35 AM   #10
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This has been a popular question lately on the boards. I run airsoft pellets and love them.
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Unread 08-02-2006, 01:27 PM   #11
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beads in tires

I tried plastic BB's maybe I didn't put enough in but it did not work, I used 4 oz's of Softair -12gr. 6mm plastic bb's, it seemed ok till the next day when i went on the expressway and it started bouncing bad, so I replaced the regular wheel weights, and I had to break the bead to put them in. My jeep as 31" factory rubber.
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Unread 08-02-2006, 02:30 PM   #12
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I used 12oz of the dynabeads per tire in my 37" IROK's and they worked well
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Unread 08-02-2006, 03:23 PM   #13
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beads, no. BBs yes. I have 8 ounces of Copperhead BBs in each of my 35" tires. they work great!

Just what I was looking for , thanks ! I'm considering all the different options for balancing my new 36" TSL - SX's
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Unread 08-03-2006, 07:59 AM   #14
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why wouldnt you use them on 33's or less?
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Unread 08-03-2006, 12:40 PM   #15
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why wouldnt you use them on 33's or less?
you can. but generally, most tire shops can balance a 33 or less. and they tend to balance easier. when you get into the bigger sizes, they are never as true as the smaller tires are. and not every shop is set up to balance tires bigger than 33s. Hell when I first got my 35s, I had to go to 8 different shops before I found one that could do it.

but of course, the problem with rim weiughts offroad are plentifull:
1. when you air down, your tire can and will rotate itself on the rim as you wheel, thus displacing the weights and throwing the balance off
2. rim or stick weights will break or get torn off completel;y on the trail, thus throwing the balance off
3. though rare, i have seen it happen where somehow a weight gets tweaked and pushed in to the bead of the tire. it didn't puncture it, but it was a PITA to remove

by using an internal balancing method like BB's or air soft or whatever you like, you eliminate all these problems and your tires are now self balancing.

oh and for the guy asking if he used to few airsoft pellets, yeah you did. normal reccomendation i've seen is 7 ounces per tire for 35s, then add an ounce per inch over that
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