today i took the 38's off the 8 inch rim and put them on the 12 inch rims like i said i would in yesterdays post. And i did some research on balancing tires with airsoft bb's and pellets gun bb's and golf balls. So i decided to try the metal bb's from a regular bb gun. .177 cal. (Walmart for 4 bucks). Went on the innovativebalancing website were they sell special bb's and they had a chart saying how many ounces of bb's go in a specific tire. 38inch by 12 rim= 10 ounces of bb's per tire. So i went to the post office and used their scale to measure 10 ounces of bb's in four seperate bags. Went mounting the tires, i ask the guy to drop them in the tire before mounting of the rim. BIG DIFFERENCE, no joke. when driving, you get shimmy and then it just evens out. now i can go over 50 without shimmy. Took it to 70 today with 38 swampers with just bb's and smooth. Highly recommend it. Makes a cool sound when coming to a stop to, hopefully i wont get annoyed by it later on. I am extremely impressed and amazed. Just thought i should share in case anyone else is having trouble balancing tires over 35 inches.
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Interesting. I am curious on several things as this may be a viable option for me. The .177 BB's are much larger than the Dynabeads. Obviously, less actual BB's will be used. Was there a write-up somewhere that talked about the regular BB's being used or are you just giving it a try?
Did the BB's fit through the valve stems?
Are you using a filtered valve core? It doesn't look necessary as the size difference between BB's and Dynabeads would not warrant a filtered core.
Rusting of the BB's and their associated imperfections? I don't think this would be much of an issue but curious to hear thoughts from others.
99 SE with less than 43K on the clock and a few mods......
compshooter, it seems as though eh didt put it through the valve stems so he wouldnt know,a lso i can tell you that there are many write ups about it and that it works, adn thirdly no you dont need anyhting, but to pop the bead put the right amount pf bb's in and then pop the bead back on