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balancing ????

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by hard2kill, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Mar 2, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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    hard2kill

    hard2kill [OP] Well-Known Member

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    has anyone used sandbags or balance beads to balance there tires instead of weights? im considering this but have no experience with them :confused:
     
  2. Mar 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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  3. Mar 2, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    sandbags :confused:

    I use the sticky weights...
    because I wheel often on moderate trails...
    and any other wheel weight is going to get knocked off.

    I paint the sticky weights black,
    because they're super ugly and muh wheels are black ;)

    I have never lost one of those... evar :thumbsup:

    I don't use balance beads... nor am I a fan
     
  4. Mar 2, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    I used 10oz of airsoft pellets in my 37x12.5 MTR's mounted on Trail Ready HD 17" beadlocks on my rock crawler. Runs down the freeway at 80mph and is smooth as glass now. I have heard some say that the airsoft pellets will wear down and need to be replaced. No worries for me as I wanted to try these and see how it works out. So far so good...
     
  5. Mar 3, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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    Just regular air soft pellets? Hmmmm... How do u know how many to use do u have a link to a write up on this?
     
  6. Mar 3, 2013 at 6:03 AM
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    If you search on pirate4x4.com, ttora.com, google or any of the jeepers forums you'll find a bunch of information on non-conventional balancing ideas. I don't really have a write-up perse, but here is a link to my build thread on another site that contains some information on the airsoft pellets.

    http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/2375184-post320.html

    I used the tire charts for Dynabeads as a starting point. (see below) I ran Dynabeads many years ago and hated them, so wanted to try something else this time.

    http://www.innovativebalancing.com/BigTirechart.htm (aggressive tread tire recomendations)
    http://www.innovativebalancing.com/tirechartmap.htm (choose your style tire here)
     
  7. Mar 3, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    very cool thanx man...love your rig by the way...
     
  8. Mar 3, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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    Thanks... I picked up a 2013 DCLB TRD Sport this weekend. Now need to start collecting parts for this one. Gonna make this one an expedition rig. Good luck with the balancing.
     
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    for an expo rig i highly recomend a full OME kit with LR uca's.....its the strongest with the least amount of maintenance ...unless u dont mind lubricating then icon mid travels with 700lbs king springs and some 12in rear shocks with allpro expo packs and bamf rear shock relocators and shackle flip :)
     
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    I had EQUAL tire balancing in my Jeep (35 X 12.50's). It worked great and never had a problem with it - even on the highway at 70mph.

    The trick...is putting enough in each tire to work properly.

    You CAN NOT use EQUAL with your factory TPMS (2nd gen trucks).

    When you get EQUAL installed, they will put new valve stems in that have a little 'screen' to prevent the grains from coming out. We removed those (stems w/ screens) because our auto deflators wouldn't work. And actually, you never really lose any when airing up or down...... we always had a spare bag of EQUAL just in case. But...never had to use it.
     
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    ome springs,billstien shocks. 17 x 8.5 fuels w/ 285 nittos, 4.56 running gears custom grill and armor, kenwood nav w/ Rockford Fosgate speakers, sub amp
    Dyna Beads.....never look back
     
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