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A buddy of mine uses some auto balancing rims I think, on his jeep. All I know is his jeep rides smoother then I thought possible. He's got 38's on it now, and is waiting for all the stuff to mount 44's I believe. I'll let you know how it rides with the 44's and the auto balancing rims. It's definitely not perfect, but it's as good as my truck and I got the stock tires on.
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I tried some rubbish like equal and other products. Its not for me. I'll take my lead weights and pavement anyday. No steering wheel vibration.

I have a VERY CLOSE friend do my tire work. I do NOT run cheap tires.

This might work for Obease or ' larger ' fatbody tires, but it sure the hell didn't work for my 28inch tall RSA's not the KDWS's I ran. Different places had me TRY to run this stuff.. after 2 days, I would always drive over to my friends shop to have him unmount the tires and straighten everything out.. only to be laughed at ' havent learned yet? '.

If it works for ya Bill.. great. I'm glad something worked for someone for once.
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I will be using Equal when my tires come in Wed. (33") Sounded interesting..Soo I called a buddy of mine..He has a F350 Dualy ..He has 19.5 rims and high mileage tires..Basically the same as Semi tires..On those he used weights because the place where he bought the tires only gets tires within a certain tollerance so minimal weight is needed..On his stock rims he has mudders..He knew exactly what I was talking about when I called..He said he just but the bags of equal right in the mudder tires and that was it..No problems at all..
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Those centrifical balancers, work the same way as EQUAL, they rotate pellets...
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Those centrifical balancers, work the same way as EQUAL, they rotate pellets...
I was gonna say the SAME thing, haha... if you can believe that works... then to understand how EQUAL works should be just the same!
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thats sweet!!!
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Picked mine up today..2 10 ounce bags $20...Woohoo!
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Scotty i too have heard from alot of people that it works, so why not try it and see.... And i know they said that bills truck has it in his tires when we did your lift, so why not...

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I'll let you guys know how things go as soon as I can...
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damn my dad uses dyna beads on his semi.....uses it on all 10 tires.........rides better than my Ranger does. he has had them in his tires for about 250,000 miles. dyna beads are made of ceramic.
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tell ya what gabriel, try it and see if it works. if it doesnt then take it out and have it done with lead weights. only way to find out.
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Okay ....Got my 33's on...Used Equal in them..They were a bit wobbly on the highway for a day or two..Now they are smooooooth as butter..Really impressed..I think the wobblyness was due to the powder not being completly out of the bags..Seem to be running great now...!!
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Okay ....Got my 33's on...Used Equal in them..They were a bit wobbly on the highway for a day or two..Now they are smooooooth as butter..Really impressed..I think the wobblyness was due to the powder not being completly out of the bags..Seem to be running great now...!!

Thats good news, they say it could take a few miles for it to start working.
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Fix a flat is made to temporarily plug a hole in your tire, not balance it. And water in a tire is just a stupid idea, water freezes.

I know for a fact that Michelin uses all different sizes of rubber ***** in their high performance tires to help balance them, and IIRC Pirelli and Continental use them as well. So there certainly is some truth to using this type of product to balance a tire. They are however, not specifically intended to be used as a replacement for a real balancing.
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im usin airsoft in my 37s.. roll smooth 95% of the time
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