Ceramic bead balancing - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-02-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
Joe Dirt's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Murrieta, CA
Posts: 1,078
Ceramic bead balancing

I was talking to a guy who told me about using ceramic beads inside the tire to balance it. He said they work much better for large off road tires, as the weight is at the far end of the radius. I can't remember the name of the manufacture. Is anyone using these and are they any good or better than weights. I'd like to hear some first hand info from someone using these beads.

2013 Wrangler 2D, 3.6L, Automatic, 3.73 Gears, Limited slip in the rear, Teraflex 2" lift, 285/75/16 tires, LOD bumper & 8K winch, 2M Ham radio.

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf- George Orwell
Joe Dirt is offline   Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 09:39 PM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6,672
www. innovativebalancing. com

MR.CLIFFORD is offline   Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 10:27 PM   #3
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6,672
to go more in depth... I tried this on my last tire change. I cheaped out and didn't use the ceramic beads but a dense plastic BB. It was not enough weight to balance my tires so I pulled them out. I have read good and bad situations. The theory to me is sound but whether it will work for you is beyond me. I plan to use the correct method using the dense ceramic beads in my 42s since nobody around here can properly balance that big of a tire.
MR.CLIFFORD is offline   Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 12:51 AM   #4
Jack Lives Here!!!

WF Supporting Member
1BLKJP's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7,764
Haven't done it myself yet, but I've driven TJ's on 35's that have used soft bb's to balance. You just have to put enough in there. Haven't seen one with the ceramics, but imagine it would work the same.
Jack Hickman

President - Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition
Vice-President - ASA4WDC
Arizona Rock Rats
1BLKJP is offline   Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 07:30 AM   #5
stainless's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Newnan, GA
Posts: 237
No experience with the ceramic balancers, but...

I wheel with a guy who has a buggy. Back before he got his rock monster wheels he was running steel beadlocked wheels/39's with plain old Copperhead BB's inside for balance.

They worked fine for balancing the tires, but I'm sure over time metal BB's could/would damage the tire or wheel. You also get the cool pinging noise when you come to a stop.
"If you don't have parts left over, you did something wrong."

"Owning a JEEP makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty."

"A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man ....which debt he proposes to pay off with your money."
stainless is offline   Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 09:04 AM   #6
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Maine
Posts: 73
Why would BB's be different than a thick liquid? I've looked at CentraMatic's site. They offer a plate with a liquid filled outer ring that mounts on the wheel studs behind the wheel, claiming perfect balance. Interestingly, their demonstration diagrams show ball bearings instead of liquid to demonstrate the balancing effect. Why wouldn't it work just as well to put Ultra Seal or something similar in the tire?
'97 6cyl TJ
'79 6 cyl FSJ Cherokee
'68 M715
jeepmutt is offline   Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 09:06 AM   #7
Odhinn's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,147
We use to run a coolant mixture in tires larger then 35's. I've heard about ceramic bead balancing but have never really looked into it.

Recently returned from the Jeep Dead.
Proud daddy to a New baby Jeep Girl.
Odhinn is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how important are bead locks? ExDementia General Jeep Discussion 27 07-15-2008 08:52 PM
Setting the Bead on a tire debruins General Jeep Discussion 25 06-25-2008 04:24 PM
balancing with bb's upinar General Jeep Discussion 8 01-13-2008 05:35 PM
Innovative Balancing = Dyna beads = no more balancing!! MR.CLIFFORD General Jeep Discussion 14 06-15-2007 03:01 PM
(4) 36" Good Year Wrangler R/T (4) 2 Piece Bead Lock rims $400 trekbkr03 Classifieds Archive 0 07-24-2006 09:15 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC