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post #1 of 22 Old 04-16-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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This seems excessive.

I've never paid much mind to my wheel weights but is this too much, I know the balancing needs to be right but is their a better way? It looks like crap behind my wheels.


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u could go to beads...i know alot of people are doing that....only down fall is when ur slowing down....lol
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Yeah thats a bit excessive ...I just put some KM2s on my 250 and am running beads. So far so good, its smooth as glass on the road, I have seen first hand several vehicles that the beads really helped with!


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How do beads work? are they easily removed for new tires?
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Beads come in bags you drop in during mounting or that you can put in through the valve stem. They use centrifugal force to counteract the bounce you get from unbalanced tires. I was a bit skeptical but I have no weights on my rims but these bfgs are riding smooth as glass right now. I have several people that swear by them. They are cheap so you just buy new bags for new tires, or you can scoop them up to put them in the new ones, they are very tiny though so I doubt you'd get all of them.


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Beads come in bags you drop in during mounting or that you can put in through the valve stem. They use centrifugal force to counteract the bounce you get from unbalanced tires. I was a bit skeptical but I have no weights on my rims but these bfgs are riding smooth as glass right now. I have several people that swear by them. They are cheap so you just buy new bags for new tires, or you can scoop them up to put them in the new ones, they are very tiny though so I doubt you'd get all of them.
Where do you get them?
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do they attach to the inside of the tire somehow?
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My tire guy has them. You might want to check with your local dealer or mechanic. I paid his price which was $6.50 per bag so expect a little more.

You can get them online here Tire Balancing Products

They aren't the ones I used but from what I understand, as long as the inside of the tire is dry you'll be good to go. If there's moisture or lube from mounting the tires, the beads will clump causing a vibration.


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do they attach to the inside of the tire somehow?
Nope, they are free floating since the balance of the tire is changing as it wears. You just put them in and they roll around. Click the link I posted, I think they have a video on their website.

If you want me to get you some for a good price let me know. I know that company wanted like $15 per tire for beads, I could probably get them to you for $10 or so

Edit: Click "How it works" on the left!


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kinda funny though, when u are slowing down u can hear them hitting each other in the tire....
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