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Sasd 22

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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:04 am

Balancing Tyres

hey guys,
Has anyone heard about putting glass beads in your rims instead of wheel weights to balance them?
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chris_stoffa

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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:39 am

Re: Balancing Tyres

Sasd 22 wrote:hey guys,
Has anyone heard about putting glass beads in your rims instead of wheel weights to balance them?


Is that like Vajazzle ? :lol:
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:50 am

Re: Balancing Tyres

chris_stoffa wrote:
Sasd 22 wrote:hey guys,
Has anyone heard about putting glass beads in your rims instead of wheel weights to balance them?


Is that like Vajazzle ? :lol:


Nearly spat my tea out.

Guys with big tyres swear by them - 37" and over. I only use knock on lead on my wheels though.
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:52 pm

Re: Balancing Tyres

Sasd 22 wrote:hey guys,
Has anyone heard about putting glass beads in your rims instead of wheel weights to balance them?


google is your friend


meanwhile, you'll get more help if you give more info.
eg What size tyres,
what type of rims,
what tyre construction, Radial or cross ply,
what have you tried previously, lead wheights/ rotate tyre on the rim?
what do you use the tyres/rim combo for, daily driver? trailered to comps? weekend warrior driven to the tracks?
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jetjr

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Post Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:02 pm

Re: Balancing Tyres

Late entry
I have some beads in 275/65/17
They do work for sure - BUT seem to settle or get stuck and cause serious vibrations
Just have to thump each tyre and they free up and balance well again for a while
Problem is this needs to be done pretty frequently

Could be the tyre brand or ribs inside dunno, but after a tap they work great, actually able to re balance a wheel full of mud

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