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Old 07-07-2011, 04:47 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, 09:09 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, 09:13 PM   #5
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yessss..... take it to a shop
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:18 AM   #6
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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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Old 07-22-2011, 11:30 AM   #7
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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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Old 07-24-2011, 08:45 PM   #8
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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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Old 04-02-2014, 02:24 PM   #12
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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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Old 08-11-2014, 08:14 PM   #13
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I just put 8oz of Dyna Beads in each of my 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratrac's today. First impression is they seem to do their thing. I knocked a couple of the stick on weights off and the jeep seems to ride a lot smoother. I haven't put on many miles as of yet, but I will post up after a few more miles.

A few of my friends swear by them. They use them in their cars, trucks and motorcycles... I shall see. Either it was back to the shop for re-balancing or the beads.
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Dynabeads = snake oil IMHO.

About the same time four years ago I installed them in the tires on my Ranger truck and in the tires on a Gold Wing motorcycle.

A month later I pulled into a tire store and had them removed from the truck. They never would "settle" and let the truck roll smooth.

They were still in the Gold Wing when I sold it and I had the usual front tire cupping at 12,000 miles. So from where I sit can not see where they helped with tire wear.
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Dynabeads = snake oil IMHO.

About the same time four years ago I installed them in the tires on my Ranger truck and in the tires on a Gold Wing motorcycle.

A month later I pulled into a tire store and had them removed from the truck. They never would "settle" and let the truck roll smooth.

They were still in the Gold Wing when I sold it and I had the usual front tire cupping at 12,000 miles. So from where I sit can not see where they helped with tire wear.
After reading through some posts on Dyna beads, I wonder why there is such a disparity in peoples experiences? Some love them, some get rid of them ASAP and then there is your experience with your Goldwing...

I've been through the death wobble with BFG Rugged Trails. Had them re-balanced twice and still had the wobble. Got rid of those last year. Now the past year with the Goodyear's have been a good, well, year. Just rebuilt the brakes front and back, and added the beads, like I said cause I chucked a couple of the stick on weights. As of now it is smooth.
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