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Wheel balance alternatives

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:47 pm



I have been reading up on Wheel balance alternatives, On the Net..dyna beads seem to work well on motorcycle tires, I read of someone using antifreeze,,hummm I wonder what effect that would have on the rubber...??? Wouldn't it run out after coating the inner wheel so many times? Some have used powder of some sort... And then there's always weights and dyna beads...Someone on the Saunders site suggested plastic bb's, hummmm, I might just give those a try on my auto wheels,, I will balance them best I can first using my bubble balancer then I will add 2/3 ounces to make up for any errors using the plastic beads...I already have dynabeads installed on the bike but I'm going to try my Bonneville wheels out because I got a little shake at 70mph so I think the wheels are out..I shall report back.. anyone else try this out in there auto vehicle, think it will work? Oh I shall just break the bead on one side and drop them in...I really want to see if it take the shake out or not..Cool experiment... :D
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I bought these today for like $12 at the Wal place, if it works great if not I guess I better go buy a bb gun..ha ha
I bought these today for like $12 at the Wal place, if it works great if not I guess I better go buy a bb gun..ha ha



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Re: Wheel balance alternatives

Postby Sally » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:46 pm

I use dyna beads work very well for me.I'll stand by them. as for anit freeze it won't sling as fast as beads and stays in bottom causing a thump.But it won't hurt the rubber your hoses are rubber Anyways I filled my lawn tractor tires about 14 years ago with used anti freeze for wieght 11 gallons in each rear it still there with no problems.Cheaper than wheel wieghts.It was free from a used car dealer works well for that but tire turn slow and are not on pathment.anyway thats my two cent good luck.. Sally

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Re: Wheel balance alternatives

Postby thrasherg » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:55 pm

littlebeaver wrote:I have been reading up on Wheel balance alternatives, On the Net..dyna beads seem to work well on motorcycle tires, I read of someone using antifreeze,,hummm I wonder what effect that would have on the rubber...??? Wouldn't it run out after coating the inner wheel so many times? Some have used powder of some sort... And then there's always weights and dyna beads...Someone on the Saunders site suggested plastic bb's, hummmm, I might just give those a try on my auto wheels,, I will balance them best I can first using my bubble balancer then I will add 2/3 ounces to make up for any errors using the plastic beads...I already have dynabeads installed on the bike but I'm going to try my Bonneville wheels out because I got a little shake at 70mph so I think the wheels are out..I shall report back.. anyone else try this out in there auto vehicle, think it will work? Oh I shall just break the bead on one side and drop them in...I really want to see if it take the shake out or not..Cool experiment... :D



My concern with this will be that each ball is quite large and heavy, dyna beads are very small so the wheel can get a very fine balance, I would be concerned that large balls like you have :oops: would not balance out very well and you will still have some vibration.. As you have bought the balls, you might as well try them, but I would think smaller balls would balance a lot smoother as the weight can be more evenly distributed inside the tyre. :lol:

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Re: Wheel balance alternatives

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:03 pm

11 gallons...what in the World kinda lawn tractor do you own sir..??? In each tire? You must have a very large wheel...That can't be a typical lawn tractor.... :shock: :shock: More like a farm tractor... :lol:

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Re: Wheel balance alternatives

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:15 pm

I'll be sure to report back my findings, I find this to be an exciting test,,remember I have a shake at about 70 right now, I just drove back from KC so it's differently feels out of balance, this will be the ultimate test, these little bb's are plastic and pretty light weight, I don't see them wearing out the inner tire as the golfballs do or even the metal type bb's..I shall see..And I'll be as truthful as I can in my findings.. :D See my way of thinking is if I get it close on the balance, I won't need but maybe 2 ounces of beads, I don't see that hurting anything in my auto tire...Shoot it might work in a motorcycle tire..Bit I'm sticking with dyna for that..See these dyna beads cost like heck for the auto, it takes 4 ounces per tire, if these bb's work it, will save me a lot of cash..

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Re: Wheel balance alternatives

Postby thrasherg » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:26 pm

I have to agree that the Dyna beads are expensive for what they are!! :oops: But they do work!! :D

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Re: Wheel balance alternatives

Postby twostrokes48 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:08 pm

Beaver, you do also realize that a small seperation in the belt inside the tire which can be caused by hitting say a railroad track a little hard will cause a vibration same as out of balance tire. I fought that battle on some tires that had less than 3000 miles on them. Kept saying "it ain't the tire, the tire is new" Kept thinking it was the front end and the poor guy at the shop I had it aligned at thought I was hitting the bottle or something. Of course this was before all the automatic computerized equipment for alignment. I had made a trip to Chicago..and if you have ever driven in Chicago, you know there are as many railroad track crossings as there are stop signs. Just something else to maybe check before you start your test.

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Re: Wheel balance alternatives

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:42 pm

twostrokes48 wrote:Beaver, you do also realize that a small seperation in the belt inside the tire which can be caused by hitting say a railroad track a little hard will cause a vibration same as out of balance tire. I fought that battle on some tires that had less than 3000 miles on them. Kept saying "it ain't the tire, the tire is new" Kept thinking it was the front end and the poor guy at the shop I had it aligned at thought I was hitting the bottle or something. Of course this was before all the automatic computerized equipment for alignment. I had made a trip to Chicago..and if you have ever driven in Chicago, you know there are as many railroad track crossings as there are stop signs. Just something else to maybe check before you start your test.

I shall investigate this situation, thanks for your advice...I lived in the Chicagoland area for 5 years...ha ha

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Re: Wheel balance alternatives

Postby twostrokes48 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:44 am

littlebeaver wrote: I lived in the Chicagoland area for 5 years...ha ha


Well, that explains a lot of the unusual behavior.....

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Re: Wheel balance alternatives

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:28 pm

I can tell you that in my 4x4 Suburban I had years ago, no one could / would balance my 44s, so I tried a suggestion I got from a 4x4 shop and it worked great up to 90ish MPH (it would not go much faster than that), 6 GOLF BALLS in each tire, worked GREAT ! :lol:


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