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Big Mike, IIRC, White Trash said that he uses 2 shots (shot glass full) of BBs You could start of with that, and go from there
I got some great info from rockrawlin via PM, here it is:Tech Article on using Air Soft Pellets:http://www.4x4trailhunters.com/article.php?id=18Table for weight needed:http://www.innovativebalancing.com/BigTirechart.htmLooks like I am going to hit Big-5 today and pick up 44 ounces (1.25kg) of Air Soft Pellets (11 oz per tire / 312 grams).I am not sure if I will get time to break up the beads today, but I hope to do it soon-BigMike
I am gonna use pool balls in my new tires.
If you use bowling balls you'll use fewer balls all together! saves time in set up too.
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those are some pretty strong claims mike!! intriguing idear.......did you remove the old balancing weights from the wheel??
I thought about doing that, but thought I would first put the BBs in and see what happens.Now that it's working so well, I kinda don't want to touch it. Perhaps I will mark where the weights are, remove them, and then report back But they are glued on so I'll probably leave it alone
No, I have not pulled the previously installed wheel weights yet.
Mike, you need to fix your picture links for your instructions.I'll be using this for my 36(37) IROK's Do you think any tire shop would put these in when mounting them?
I haven't done this yet or know anyone who has, but I do plan on doing this.Take the tires and put them on the balance machine. It'll spit out how much weight it needs. Put that amount of weight in BB's into your tire.
I worked at Discount Tire and I've never heard of anyone putting BB's or sand in their tire. I'm not exactly sure how this is supposed to help balance your tire.From what I know, you put wieghts to counter heavy spots in the tire/rim. Often times we would spin the tire on the rim in hopes of matching the heavy spot in the tire with a light spot on the rim.With BB's or sand, wouldn't it simply stop moving at the point where centrifugal force would keep it in place on that point of the tire? It would seem to me that depending on when the force was reached it would end up in a heavy spot, light spot randomly.I think it would make your balance better or worse ramdonly. And there's nothing worse than a bad vibe going down the freeway. Then having to stop and get going again to balance it out.Also, while crawling wouldn't you not be moving fast enough to even see any advantage from the BB's/sand cause it would just be sitting at the bottom of the tire?
Discount Tire must only hire experts in the tire field. That being said, all the people that buy balancing sand, and the companies that produce it must all be on crack. Can you please share your theory on how all those people and engineers got confused into believing that balancing sand actually works? It isn't every day that the truth comes out and a proven product gets disproved by a 9$ per hour tire discount tire tech. Why the heck would you need a balanced tire while crawling?
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