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Balancing Beads Review

First let me say this is a review of MY experience using dyna beads to balance my tires. I don't care if you worked in a tire shop or are some tire expert. I'm tired of the fact that every time I looked at review for balancing bead there is some douche who is a 'expert' and think balancing beads are useless.

Now that that's over with, here's my review...

To start with the truck is a 2002 XLT 4x4, With cranked torsion bars and LT265/75/R16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires on M/T Classic II Black Rims with about 5000 miles on them.

Here's where I got my balancing beads. I picked them because they are ceramic beads and not glass beads.

http://www.innovativebalancing.com/index.php

When I got the tires new from 4 wheel parts they were balanced for about 3000 miles then started shaking at about 65mph. Now the tires have about 5000-6000 miles on them and before today were only getting worse. I'm not a big fan of paying someone to rotate and balance them. So I did a ton of research and ended up buying offroad dyna beads. I bought two 10oz. bags and split them in half and an running 5oz. in each tire. Because they are the larger offroad beads they could not be installed through the valve stem. So to install them I took the tires off the truck. Removed the valve stem to deflate the tire. Then I used a tire machine to break the bead. I did not feel like taking the tire off the rim so I just had a friend lift one side of the tire while I pushed down on the other side, and just pored them in the gap. then all I had to do was reseat the bead and remount the tire on the truck. With the tires set back to 35psi. it was time to drive home.

So far I've only drove up to about 60mph but there is no shake at all and i'm hoping to take it on the highway later today or tomorrow sometime.

I will post a update and a long term review later



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I'll be interested to see how this works for you long term. I'm not being a nay-sayer, just interested.

Keep us updated.
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I'm interested too... I was considering trying them in my Duratracs too as I have a bit of a shake but I doubt they'd work well with TPMS!
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guys use all kinds of stuff in big 4x4 tires from airsoft bbs, liquid coolant to golf *****
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I heard of this but not sure how well it works, keep us posted
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I'm interested too... I was considering trying them in my Duratracs too as I have a bit of a shake but I doubt they'd work well with TPMS!
It would work well if you take them off. On another forum a member built a pipe that housed the sensors and he capped the pipe and filled it with pressure.

http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...be-t22646.html
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I'm interested too... I was considering trying them in my Duratracs too as I have a bit of a shake but I doubt they'd work well with TPMS!
From the company's FAQ:

Most TPMS sensors that thread onto the valve stem, such as the Pressure Pro, will require a filtered valve core.

Note: If your wheels have a TPMS system that is an integral part of the valve stem, Dyna Beads will not cause any problems, but you won't be able to install the beads using the Applicator. See examples here

What they are saying is, if you install them like I did you wont have any issues.
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I'm new here but I've been hanging out and dialoguing on motorcycle boards since 2001, so I guess I may as well jump in! And while I don't consider myself an expert with any body of knowledge or expertise I do sometimes congeal an epiphany.

To the topic, I put Dynabeads in my current tires before the mold nipples had worn off, installing the recommended 4 oz in each tire. They made an instant difference in the ride and feel. No vibration at all.

So now I'm wondering to myself, "Why did I wait until my 5th set of tires and 150,000 miles on this truck to do this?"

It's the best $50 I've spent on tire maintenance and general handling of the vehicle since I bought it.

Just MHO

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My tires are balanced with these as well. However sometimes they take a little to find the right spots in the tire to balance at certain speeds. I know run wheel weights and these and they do a good job of smoothing out what the weights don't.
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From the company's FAQ:

Most TPMS sensors that thread onto the valve stem, such as the Pressure Pro, will require a filtered valve core.

Note: If your wheels have a TPMS system that is an integral part of the valve stem, Dyna Beads will not cause any problems, but you won't be able to install the beads using the Applicator. See examples here

What they are saying is, if you install them like I did you wont have any issues.
Mine are on straps... not in the valve stems unfortunately.
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I thought a lot of the TPMS were on straps around the wheels. At least every Ford wheel I have seen has been a strap around the wheel.
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I think it's only some Fords that have bands... on pretty much everything else it's part of the stem.
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I think it's only some Fords that have bands... on pretty much everything else it's part of the stem.
Really? hmm

I hate when they do stuff like that. My F150 has them around the wheel and my Uncles old ranger had them around the wheel.
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You can replace them with the stem ones though... there's all kinds of universal ones out there now!
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