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Tire balancing.

I just bought a set of 43" Goodyear tires. Anyone gotta suggestion on what's the best way to balance them? I've heard of equal, airsoft bbs, sand and copper bbs what's the best way? Thanks.


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I just bought a set of 43" Goodyear tires. Anyone gotta suggestion on what's the best way to balance them? I've heard of equal, airsoft bbs, sand and copper bbs what's the best way? Thanks.
I've heard golf balls too. Sorry I be much more help.

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Copper BBs are probly the best. there's a formula to figure out how many to put in but basically enough to balance out any problem and too many won't hurt anything.

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with weights. how wide are they? you should be able to find a shop that will balance them.

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balancing with weights is fine but with larger tires especially they don't tend to hold that balance as well. if mud or something gets in there it can throw it off also. BBs will always keep it balanced and will adjust to caked on mud or anything like that.

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balancing with weights is fine but with larger tires especially they don't tend to hold that balance as well. if mud or something gets in there it can throw it off also. BBs will always keep it balanced and will adjust to caked on mud or anything like that.
I was just going based off of my experience with bbs. 4wheelparts actually told me to bring some when they mounted some 41 inch iroks I had. well I literally couldn't get over 50 mph. I then found a shop that could balance them with weights and one of the tires that was almost perfect without anything was so out of balance with the bbs in it the worker just laughed.

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With big rig tires, brand new tires, my dad has them mounted, trued (shaved), and roadforce balanced and only runs nitrogen instead of air and his trucks ride very smooth, he also had this done to his 03 250 with mud grapplers. Stop by a big truck shop and see if they cant do it. Dad had tires with those "packs" of powder or sand like material in them before he found out how to balance them as described, and before the tires would be smooth for a few miles and then rough and bouncy 5 miles later. Hope this helps.


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yeah having them trued is a good way to balance them. also does he know that the air we breath is about
78 percent nitrogen? that extra 22 percent doesn't do much of anything.
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Nearly every tire shop around me says there is no way to balance them unless you put something inside them. Because these tires weigh roughly 200lbs each and because they don't have a machine big enough to put them on. Talked to a truck shop and they recommended the copper bbs as well.

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yeah having them trued is a good way to balance them. also does he know that the air we breath is about
78 percent nitrogen? that extra 22 percent doesn't do much of anything.
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Well, what it does do, at least on big rigs, is the tires run cooler temps, I dont know how much but they do run cooler and dad basically stopped having blowouts while weighing 80k pounds in 100*+ temps and he got more mileage from a tire filled with nitrogen verses air, probably no real help on the 250 though. Just throwing it out as an idea to check on if it will help, not trying to change anyones mind.


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