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Dynabead wheel balancing... Anyone?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SoJersey, May 17, 2012.

  1. May 17, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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    Has anyone used these or is anyone currently using these to balance their wheels? Just curious. Are they tpms friendly?

    Thanks
     
  2. May 17, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    No one? Maybe I'll just stick to traditional weights then
     
  3. May 17, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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    Not a good way to balance a passenger car or truck tire. They work well on big rigs rolling 60 mph down the highway for long periods of time.
     
  4. May 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    Sounds good thanks!
     
  5. May 17, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    Don't do it! My buddy put them in when he mounted my new Duratracs. They seemed to work ok but when you change speeds, you need to allow them some time to balance the tire before you're rolling smooth. Constantly changing speeds in everyday driving just made it seem like they werent even balanced. Seemed to get worse over the couple months I had them in. Finally I went into Toyota to put a regualr balance on my wheels. They told me when they dismounted the tire, the beads were sticking to the inside of the wheel with static like little styrofoam balls sticking to your hand. They had to vacuum them out and the service advisor told me it was a nightmare cleaning them all out. I guess with them sticking to the wheel it explains why it got worse over time. Anyways, lesson learned. So much for my good deal on tires after redoing the balancing and cost to dismantle the tires again.
     
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    Interesting... I wonder if running nitrogen in your tires would have made any difference with them? They always did seem like more trouble than they were worth, thanks for confirming! :thumbsup:
     
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    yea f-them then!
     
  8. May 17, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    We're already running 80% nitrogen.

    Nitrogen inflation is a scam.
     
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    They seemed to work great on my buddies R6, but I dont think I would use them on passanger vehicles.
     
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    Couldn't agree more, but the one benefit I would see if you're running Dynabeads would be 0 moisture (or use a compressor with a drier). I wasn't sure if the moisture caused the clumping or something else (could be the crap they lube the tire with when installed).
     
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    I'm running airsoft bb's in my 37's. Seems to work ok over 45mph or so, but in the winter they would freeze up and take several miles to unthaw and get rolling again, so I'd say they are not for everyone. I have a buddy who runs golf balls in his swampers, sounds funny but it works.
     
  13. May 18, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    just bought some from another member, makes me think twice about using them, i just wanted to stay away from the wheel weights that the tire guys hack when they take them off
     
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    Tell the shop to only use the stick on weights that go on the inside of the rim. I forgot to tell them and got pissed when they crimped them on the outter edge :mad:

    FWIW, I would only use these as a last resort to balance a set of wheels. I've heard a lot of cases where people have had trouble balancing meaty tires and these might be a decent option for them but I wouldn't have these as my only means of balancing if conventional weights would do the trick. Just my $0.02.
     
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    yea that was plan b, thanks
     
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    FWIW, I would only use these as a last resort to balance a set of wheels. I've heard a lot of cases where people have had trouble balancing meaty tires and these might be a decent option for them but I wouldn't have these as my only means of balancing if conventional weights would do the trick. Just my $0.02.[/QUOTE]

    A guy at another tire shop told me they used the dynabeads to help with balancing, along with the traditional balance weights. It's to help tires that are hard to balance or tires that will go out of balance sooner than normal (mud tires,etc). He said he would never use the beads on their own.
     
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