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Old 07-07-2011, 03:47 PM   #1
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Dynabeads worth it? Or use airsoft BBs

My 33x12.50 MTZ should be here by tomorrow and I just placed my order for my wheels. I've been wanting to use dynabeads for balancing but they are so expensive. Are they really worth it? Would airsoft BB's do the same trick?

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Why not just get them balanced at a shop rather than with beads?

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Old 07-07-2011, 08:09 PM   #4
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I was debating on installing the tires on the wheels myself and balancing myself via some kind of bead or should I just spend the 50-100 and bring it somewhere
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:13 PM   #5
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yessss..... take it to a shop
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I was debating on installing the tires on the wheels myself and balancing myself via some kind of bead or should I just spend the 50-100 and bring it somewhere
I dont think the end result will be what u want. I have talked to a few guys that have done beads, but they preferred them being balanced. I'd just take them into the shop so u don't have to hassle with it. I know personally I wouldn't want to mount my tires lol
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Why not just get them balanced at a shop rather than with beads?
Because "shop balanced" are only balanced for that (1) moment in time, for a brand new tire. Once wear starts they are never really balanced again.

Dynabeads, dynamically balance, compensating for tire wear. I have used them in my Motorcycle and Car tires for years. Ill use them next month in my Wrangler tires. I swear by them.
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Beads didn't work for me

when I had my new Duratracs (32's) put on a couple of months ago.

Had a see-sawing of the steering wheel from 45 to 55 mph, which is where I seem to spend a lot of time driving. Not dangerous, just very annoying.

Took it back and had the shop take out the beads and put on the weights. No problems since.
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when I had my new Duratracs (32's) put on a couple of months ago.

Had a see-sawing of the steering wheel from 45 to 55 mph, which is where I seem to spend a lot of time driving. Not dangerous, just very annoying.

Took it back and had the shop take out the beads and put on the weights. No problems since.
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I put the airsoft ones in mine 1 time for exactly 1 week. The things drove me nuts. They fine except on certain roads the have the expansion joints every 1/4 mile. My jeep would be running smooth, hit the joint and it would knock the bb's out of place and you could feel the front tires start to shimmy, within a couple seconds they would go back into place and the tires would smooth out. About that time you hit the next expansion joint. Repeat this process 50 times each way to and from work and you know why I took them out the next weekend.
Got my tires balances at a shop and never had a problem again.

I am not saying they don't work, just that I didn't like them for my uses.
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I was very happy with my Centramatic wheel balancers...
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My 33x12.50 MTZ should be here by tomorrow and I just placed my order for my wheels. I've been wanting to use dynabeads for balancing but they are so expensive. Are they really worth it? Would airsoft BB's do the same trick?
I was wondering the same thing. Think I'll go with the dyna beads just to make sure, I don't want to have to do over. According to the chart on this link I need 8oz's per tire.
www.innovativebalancing.com

I tried taking my wheels and tires into four different tire shops here in Cali and I was told my each one that they legally couldn't install them, so I had no choice but to install them myself, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
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i got mine balance with "equal"

Equal – Continuous Wheel Balancing - Reduce Tire Vibration

I take my 32 mudders up to 75-80 with no issues

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