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    Balancing Beads

    Anyone one tried the balancing beads? Better than good old lead weights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattznpc View Post
    Anyone one tried the balancing beads? Better than good old lead weights?

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    Absolutely a waste of time. Stick with the lead. I tried them on mine as a last resort because I couldn't find anyone to balance mine. Ended up vacuuming them back out when I finally found someone who would.
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    Ran them in some used trash out of round tires. They “worked” in which I did not have death wobble. But they are far from ideal. And make your Jeep sound like it’s got maracas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snboarder113 View Post
    Ran them in some used trash out of round tires. They “worked” in which I did not have death wobble. But they are far from ideal. And make your Jeep sound like it’s got maracas.


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    It's a lazy way to balance a tire. I had a truck with 35" grabbers and they wouldn't balance untill you accelerated past 50 so it would shake everytime I got on the highway.

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    I've never done it but I'm sure i'll be good at it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattznpc View Post
    Anyone one tried the balancing beads? Better than good old lead weights?
    Are these like anal beads? Cant say I've ever tried them. Cant say I've ever experimented with lead weights either though.
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    Thanks for the feedback guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Are these like anal beads? Cant say I've ever tried them. Cant say I've ever experimented with lead weights either though.
    If I can find it, this needs go in the memorable quotes thread next to the quote about sleeved axles...

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    Not a fan of balancing beads. I used them in a set of 35" tires on my truck. I tow a handful of times during the year and would adjust my tire pressures accordingly. My compressor at home does not have an air dryer on it and found that the condensation from airing up my tires was being absorbed by the balancing beads and they were clumping together. I now run Centramatic wheel balancers on that same truck and they work great.

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    I have 20 oz of them brand new in packaging plus filtered valve cores I’ll sell you dirt cheap if you wanna try em out lol. I just went with conventional balancing

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