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Old February 25th, 2011, 10:46 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever tried the balance bags or beads, if so are they worth the money?
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Old February 25th, 2011, 11:05 AM   #2
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I have used the Dyna Beads on my 37" Bias IROK's. They worked fine. I know a lot of people have used bb's.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #3
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Old March 7th, 2011, 06:57 PM   #4
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ive used the "magic bags" at work, (work at a tire and service shop) and they seem to do good with no complaints !!!
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 11:27 PM   #5
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i have them in my truck had 35x13 and like it alot better than stick on weights
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 09:36 AM   #6
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AirSoft Plastic BB's work good.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 08:44 PM   #7
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I will attest to the AirSoft BB's. Have them on my truck for a year and a half of 25000 miles. Never noticed any odd vibrations.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 09:09 PM   #8
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How do you measure the amount of bbs or pellets to add per tire. Is it a set amount per tire size, or by what the tire balancer calls for?
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I bought a 20 oz tub of airsoft bbs and put about 5oz per tire for my 33" coopers. I drive freeway every day and have had zero issues. The only time it shows is if you hit a significant bump you get a little shudder as they shift and adjust. That, and you can hear them as you stop at a light with the windows down.
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So I just mounted two 33 BFG at's and added aprox 5 oz of plastic bbs. I threw it on the balancer. They didnt balance out at all. Should I add more weight like the tire machine says? They were only off by a couple ounce's
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Old September 26th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #11
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I have tried this on my 35x12.50 MTR's and they did not work. I though that damn dash board was going to shake apart on the highway. Belle tire got it balanced right with weights. I tried it again on a smaller set of 31's and it was not right either. I had then rebalanced conventionally. I tried airsoft pellets then the stuff that Belle tire sells. It was not really noticeable till around 60mph.

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There are charts that sell you how much based on the tire size.

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Old September 26th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #13
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So I just mounted two 33 BFG at's and added aprox 5 oz of plastic bbs. I threw it on the balancer. They didnt balance out at all. Should I add more weight like the tire machine says? They were only off by a couple ounce's
The tire machine isnt gonna spin fast enough for long enough to get the balancing right.. I would run them and see how they roll on the road
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Thats kinda what I was thinking. I did try and spin them up to speed before closing the lid. I have two more to mount and I will let you know how well it works out.
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We use ten oz each and works great
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Can I put to much weight in them? My last set of BFG at's took about 6oz+ -of weight on the outsides on the rim. Also thinking about doing this to my Pro comps
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I put 12oz of airsoft bb's in each of my 37's and they are balanced great down the highway at 70+
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Old September 28th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #18
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My 35s I had were balanced with bb's not sure how much was used as I got them used as a package deal. they rode fine down the road. I knew they were there too, every time you stopped with doors off or windows down you could hear them rolling around.
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