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Innovative Balancing's "Dyna beads"

Well, first off, I would like to say that these things are a true champ. I put in 8oz (reccomended) in each tire/wheel combo.

My wheels are quite heavy (steel wheels) and my whole combo is a PITA to balance. I have went to about 8 different shops (only 3 touched my truck; Tire Kindgom, Coral Springs Auto, and Sears [who got it perfect BTW])



The install: It really wasn't bad, but it is slow, and tedious. You have to get the beads in through the valve stem, it's kinda a PITA, but well worth it.

I bought the valve stem removal tool, which made it a snap to take out the valve stem core and replace it with the new one so that the beads don't escape when airing down/letting air out.


The ride: At first, I left all my origional weights on. I got to 45 MPH and pulled over, pulled all my weights off. It was shaking pretty bad, not violent, or death wobble, but pretty bad. So after that I went through some stop lights (stop and go) and it seemed to get better and better every time I stopped (beads settled) then went (centrifugal force).

I got it to the point where at 80MPH, there is no vibration, but at 55-60 there was slight vibration. I forgot I still had stick on weights on the rear left (which was where the vibration was coming from). So I just took those off and I can not comment on how it rides because I haven't taken it out after that. I suspect perfect though.

Final thoughts: For someone who had a PITA time, spend 100 dollars on conv. balancing, and finally landed on some results, Innovative balancing is the shiz nittle bam! They hooked me up!!! Seriously, I'm so happy about their product, it works awesome, and for all the trouble I have had, it is a MAJOR relief. I can drive at 70mph and not worry about a wobble, thats huge!

If anyone wants to check it out...Click here and you can check the product charts and reccomendations.

I HIGHLY reccomend this product to anyone...anyone, weather you have problems balancing now, a slight wobble, anything. If you have even the slightest shake, just try it out, you won't be dissapointed.

The best part is, I never have to balance my wheels again!!! Thats what I'm happy about!!!
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I may have to look into some of these!

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^^^Do it, you won't be dissapointed...especially with 40's brenton!!!
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how much did they end up running you? My 33x12.5x15's are a PITA to balance also...

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About 70 plus shipping

I got:

4 new valve cores
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5 8oz bags
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well, i have a direct opposite reaction to mine.

i did the dynabeads and well...... lets just say i wont try them again.

i think what happened, is that there was to much soap on the inside of the tires, that caused mine to gunk up.. and also i have a bad shaped tire...
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well, i have a direct opposite reaction to mine.

i did the dynabeads and well...... lets just say i wont try them again.

i think what happened, is that there was to much soap on the inside of the tires, that caused mine to gunk up.. and also i have a bad shaped tire...
Yep, I had the same reaction at first. I gave it a day, and it fixed everything except one tire. The left rear (which BTW has a vertical inbalance).

I had to get it conventionally balanced, it was wobbling terribly at 55-60...now its ALMOST perfect. I'm going back to sears to get it balanced again b/c I just lost more weights when I was on the highway.

I mean, I expect a HARSH and shakey ride from steel wheels/33's, I've never heard of a truck that isn't either of the above that is lifted. It is just one of those things.

But I rode without the beads and without weights, and it was unbearable at about 40...the whole truck seemed like it was trying to hop off the road (no exxageration). So, after the dynabeads I had a little shake at 45, after the conventional balancing on my messed up wheel, there is little to NO vibration at 45...but at 65, you can feel the steering wheel shake, but also there is a new problem.

My steering wheel has play in it...that means i'm in for an alignment. I cranked the crap out of my bars because I was rubbing terribly. Now I am loose in the steering a bit...I'm sure it's not helping that my tires aren't 100 percent perfect.

But I met someone with the same truck, (red 02 edge...flareside though) with fabtech spindles on 33's, his truck rides worse. He has the eagle alloy rims (i think 1068's in 15x8 and he said his shakes like a salt shaker on the highway. He said his whole center console vibrates and everything. He said he tried dynabeads in one tire but didn't notice a difference, so he's just conventionally balanced. By the way, he has the same tires as me also.

he has the hunter road force machine (this is a guy who works at bentleys auto and tire). He said it reads 0 on the machine, so he really can't do anything, he said he thinks it might be the pinion angle (he's running 4" blocks and shackles)

Make a short story long the beads worked for me. They definetly won't work for all, every tire is different. And the tire shops don't like em, well most of em don't like em. Just because they never read 0. My front tires called for 14oz of weight, 10 on 1 the left, 4 on the right, and they are smooth as glass at 70mph.

Another problem, I keep loosing pound on weights, I can't keep em on for some reason...dynabeads are saving my *** there!!!
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