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Airsoft pellets

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Bob Loblaw, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Nov 9, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    Bob Loblaw

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    Anybody here ever use airsoft pelletes inside the tires for balancing? Just got some new 32" BFG Mud Terrains, and buddy said a lot of folks use airsoft pellets to help balance at high speeds. Googled it, and found a few people who have tried it, with varying degreees of success.
     
  2. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    That sounds sketchy to me... As well as useless
     
  4. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    Well. I did it. For my new 32" BFG Mud Terrains. 8 oz of airsoft pellets in each tire. Hit the highway on the way home, up to 130 kmh. Way faster than I can legally drive anywhere on the Island. Not a shake, not a shimmie. Way better than before, when @ 60-80 kmh the wheel would shake like crazy. And it works even better on bigger tires. Ever try to balance a big set of mudders perfectly? Not easy. This, gentlemen, is the shit!
    Go ahead. Read the links. The only people who think it's a bad idea are the ones who haven't tried it. ;)
     
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    Dont they make noise?
     
  6. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    When rolling them from the tire machine back to the truck, you could hear a slight "shooshing" sound from inside. Can't hear a thing inside the cab. Some people have used stell or copper BB's. Those would make a racket!
     
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    Oh, and the BFG's are awesome!
     
  8. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    I am guessing that was directed towards me? So Thanks I love them.:D

    I just dont see the need for the bb's i guess I wheel my truck all the time and my truck drives straight all the time....
     
  9. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    Never knocked a wheel weight off while wheeling? Or spun the tire on the wheel while aired down? Or lost a chunk of tread on sharp rocks? Or pick up a clump of mud on the inside of the wheel? All of these will throw your wheels out of balance. These beads make the tire self-balancing. No need to take 'em off the truck, get 'em re-balanced, put 'em back on. Not such a big deal if you have a tire machine in your shop, but if you gotta pay each time.....
     
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    ohhh ok i understand now. i was just not getting why but now i get it lol
     
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    I will give it to you that I am skeptical because I've never tried it. When I finally go big I just might do it
     
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    being a somewhat expert in airsoft bbs, I wouldn't recommend the .12g ones you get in the 5k tubs at wally world. Spring for better quality .2g from a reputable source like airsplat or something.
     
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    EQUAL tire balancing compound
    http://www.imiproducts.com/equal/tire-balancing.aspx

    I actually have two bags of it for sale if you're interested. Do some research on it.

    I used EQUAL in my Jeep with BFG M/T's (35x12.50x15). Worked frigin awesome.
    You just need to make sure you have the proper amount in each tire.

    I play airsoft a lot...and I wouldn't recommend them in the tires. Why? Because they'll break up into pieces and turn into small particles, chunk up when they get wet, and eventually won't work. They're not designed to be thrown around at speed bombarding against each other for hours / days / weeks on end. They'll eventually disintegrate.
     
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