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Old October 16th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default DIY Tire Balancing VIDEO using airsoft or BB's without unmounting your tires!

Just balanced my tires using airsoft... works well if your tires are reasonably balanced to start with... if they may need more than 10-12OZ each don't expect this to work too well!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMOZl...ature=youtu.be
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Old October 16th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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I'm an idiot, but...

For those without monster valves once you pull out your valve stem wouldn't you need to break the tire down anyway to reinstall it?
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Old October 16th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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Pull the core Mschaffer
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Old October 16th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #4
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I have used dyna beads on 36x13.5x16 And they worked great. I will defiantly use them on all my aggressive tires.

They are small enough to go thru the valve stem after you pull the core.

http://www.innovativebalancing.com/index.php
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Pull the core Mschaffer
And feed the 1000+ bb's into each wheel one at a time?

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I had to go see if it was even possible.



Unless there is some magic trick it isn't going to happen.

However that is one of larger BB's, so maybe the ones that are a little smaller may fit. Even if it was half the size I think that may make for a very mind numbing day or 12.

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Old October 16th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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Same thing as balancing beads in theory it should work
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Old October 16th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #7
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And feed the 1000+ bb's into each wheel one at a time?
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I put them in at the same time I was mounting the tires. Just dropped them in before I set the bead.
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Put airsoft bb's in my steel DIY beadlocks with 39.5 IROK tires. Balanced them out perfect. Use to have horrible death wobble without them. I think I did 13 oz? I used the chart online.
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hmmm. I'll have to give this a shot.
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Just like anal beads, One at a time.
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Worked great for me, I put them in while I was mounting the tires.
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