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Dynamic tire balancing
« on: August 16, 2017, 11:23:38 AM »
So I'm going to try using bb's for balancing my tires. The weight charts say 8 ounces for 35x12.5x15 tires.

Does anyone have any experience with this where I should start with another weight?

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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 11:27:18 AM »
Do 10oz unless the tires are known to balance with very little weight.

Also get the highest density bb you can find
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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 11:27:52 AM »
Air soft bb
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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 11:36:58 AM »
Make sure you run the highest quality BB's you can find, double polished or whatever. You don't want the ones with seams, and I would avoid the biodegradable ones. I am running .25 g bb's, 8 oz each in my 33x12.5r15 Duratrec's, but it honestly wasn't enough. I never did go back and add more, but it needs a little more.

One thing to remember, it's easy to add more, a little more difficult to take some out.
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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 11:52:34 AM »
Make sure you run the highest quality BB's you can find, double polished or whatever. You don't want the ones with seams, and I would avoid the biodegradable ones. I am running .25 g bb's, 8 oz each in my 33x12.5r15 Duratrec's, but it honestly wasn't enough. I never did go back and add more, but it needs a little more.

One thing to remember, it's easy to add more, a little more difficult to take some out.
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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 12:12:55 PM »
The higher the grams the better they will balance.  You want that 10 Oz to be as small as possible.
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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 12:22:04 PM »
I think those are the same ones I used...from walmart. I took 2 of those and divided them into 6 cups = about 12 oz each tire. Worked well...for a while.

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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 12:56:42 PM »
I think those are the same ones I used...from walmart. I took 2 of those and divided them into 6 cups = about 12 oz each tire. Worked well...for a while.
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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2017, 02:01:05 PM »
I have a pro grade static balancer if you want to try that route.  I think we put 12 ounces in Jonnys Q's.
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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2017, 02:17:10 PM »
yeah 12 oz in Q's is a good number to start with. I ended up tossing the extra bag of beads in after a year so I was at about 15 oz...there were other issues  :rolleyes:

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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2017, 03:41:33 PM »
They bead balance the tires on all of our high rail vehicles at work. It NEVER works. Some smooth out at 75/80 but at 65 it SUCKS!!!
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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2017, 05:37:13 PM »
I used 8oz on my 35s. Works great
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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2017, 06:26:34 PM »
Doug - I have a jar of the 25 gram BB's if you want to use them - you end up with the same weight with less bbs
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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2017, 05:57:47 AM »
So what's the reasoning on using less BB's but the same weight? I know one company makes balance beads small enough that they can fit through your valve stem. Other people have said to use large heavy ones. How come?
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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 07:36:18 AM »
the heavier beads make a cooler rain sound when you come to a stop  :idea:


I think it has to do with the (weight of the) beads being able to concentrate closer to a spot 180* from imbalance. The commercial bead, although smaller in diameter, are a much denser material (ceramic?) than the airsoft BB's.

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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2017, 08:39:43 AM »
Doug - I have a jar of the 25 gram BB's if you want to use them - you end up with the same weight with less bbs

Thanks Frank, I'm going to run with what I have and hope for the best. They are at the shop now getting mounted.
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Re: Dynamic tire balancing
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2017, 11:54:33 AM »
I've used these before.

innovativebalancing.com

I still have about 4 lbs of them recovered from
the happier days of Interco tires use.

The two cons are:
 1. expense 
 2. They're so small you need to use their special filtered valve cores to keep the beads from being ejected when airing down. They will jam a regular valve core open, so you will loose ALL of you air when airing down.
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