Love the beads! I've had them in my mud claws for a year and never once had a balance issue! If you get mud or snow packed in the wheels, it corrects automaticly.
I have had such good luck with the beads in the jeep I put them in the tires I put on my 03' durango (family friendly) and I just love it!
Only drawback to the beads is when you take the tire off the rim for any reason, nail or what have you. The beads have to be cleaned out completely and replaced with a new bag. If not the loose beads will get caught in the sealing surface of tire a wheel and cause slow leaks.
i use airsoft pellets in my 33's and other than the neat little sound they make when you stop, you'd never know they were there. Well that's not true, an exceptionally well balanced tire reminds me i have them in there. about $10 bucks and all 5 tires balanced.
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if they've made a difference. The Marines don't
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I've seen everything but balancing beads eat tires from inside out. you wouldn't believe what people have used. golf balls.. pea stone being worst. rubbers expensive. do you really want to replace earlier then you already have to? and say goodbye to any warranty or replacement plan.
The way that I determine how much I will need is to mount the tire onto the rim, put it on a computer spin balancing machine, and see how far it is actually out. Then break a bead back down and insert a bag of beads totaling the ounces that I need and air it back up.
Very smooth ride, and when larger tires are cold, they get a "flat" spot on the bottom from sitting over night. with balancing beads, this tire bounce is totally eliminated. I have balancing beads in every tire that I own that goes over 25 mph.
'87 YJ, 4.2L built and bored, 8.5" of lift, 8.8 rear, AX15/NP 231, Tom Woods drive shafts, Flat fenders, 12,000LB winch, Custom bumpers, Rattle can paint job. Never completed...
for me better to put extra in and not have to pay to have tires broke back down to put more in extra not going to hurt anything bought the 5000 count .25 grams 1/4 in each tire have no use to keep them around