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Old 05-08-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Counteract Balance Beads

Anyone heard of these? I'm having pro comp 7069 15x8 and BFG 33x12.50x15's installed this week and someone told me I should use these rather than the conventional clip on weights.

Anyone have good or bad comments?

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Old 05-08-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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I haven't used a lance beads, but I've been wanting to in my tube tire motorcycle. Dynabeads is the brand I've heard the most about. Apparently truckers like them, but I have zero experience with them. Sub'd to hear from anyone who does though. Good luck!

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Old 05-08-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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Do you really need them with a 33? I thought bigger tires such as 35's needed them.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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I had the beads removed from my 35s and went with lead weights. Never will I use beads again.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:41 PM   #5
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Do you really need them with a 33? I thought bigger tires such as 35's needed them.
Don't know if I do or not. Had a friend tell me I should use these rather than clip on weights.

I want to get my wheels/tires mounted before the end of the week (I'm like a kid at Christmas when I get something new) so I probably won't do it because I don't know where to buy them.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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The only time I would consider bead balancing is when conventional balancing or the more preferable road force balance is not successful. I wouldn't think 33's would be an issue. If the clip on weights bother you for offroading then just ask for tape on weights.
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I have 33's as well and when I first bought them conventional balancing worked fine. Then I had a slight shake in the wheel and had it checked. They told me some weight had falling off, used stick weight, and they suggested balanced beads. 75$'s later I have more of a shake now than I did before so I went back and they added one more oz for a total of 4oz's now. Sometimes it shakes and sometimes it doesn't. Mostly at 50mph. I think I'm going to go back to conventional. Big money loss on my part. I didn't think 33's would need them. The owner of the place asked if my tires were cheap, I asked him if he thought 1200$ for 5 tires was cheap sarcastically.
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I have 33's as well and when I first bought them conventional balancing worked fine. Then I had a slight shake in the wheel and had it checked. They told me some weight had falling off, used stick weight, and they suggested balanced beads. 75$'s later I have more of a shake now than I did before so I went back and they added one more oz for a total of 4oz's now. Sometimes it shakes and sometimes it doesn't. Mostly at 50mph. I think I'm going to go back to conventional. Big money loss on my part. I didn't think 33's would need them. The owner of the place asked if my tires were cheap, I asked him if he thought 1200$ for 5 tires was cheap sarcastically.
Not that I would sway you to try the beads again but a 33x12.5x15 tire would need about 8oz of beads.
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I have the tape weights on mine and they work well and are not visible. I was going to run Dyna Beads on our motorhome tires, but my tire guy advised against it.
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Thanks for the feedback. I'm going the conventional route and not looking back.

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