Can beads put a tire out of balance


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Can beads put a tire out of balance

Post by Gbera » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:29 pm



Just bought new tires e4's for my 1500, was wondering if any one knows if adding beads to a already in balance tire can throw it out of balance?



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Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:09 pm

No.The beads will space out as needed...It's not even necessary to keep the weights that we're attached.I tossed mine in the garbage can.
Didja know that your tires should be rebalanced often over it's lifespan?Just like your car..it's not a once and done thing.
That's the advantage of beads.They rebalance the tire continuously.

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Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

Post by Gbera » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:23 pm

Thank you for the anwser, will use the beads anyway ,not with weights,just on the off chance there already closely balanced.

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Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

Post by thrasherg » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:03 pm

the only way the beads can mess up the balancing is if you have slime or other liquid inside the tyre that causes the beads to stick together, then the balancing can go out, but you are NOT suppose to use beads with any liquid sealant inside the tyre. Just make sure you don't have a sealant inside the tyre and then add the recommended amount of beads and as stated enjoy a constantly re-balanced tyre..

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Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:10 pm

+5

as long as there is nothing liquid or gooey in the tire, beads are a permanent fix for balance.

easily double the life of a tire... ( my words, works for me )
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Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

Post by Mh434 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:37 am

I always figured the beads were "snake oil"...until I tried them. I'm a convert, now - I'll never have ugly lead weights on my wheels again, and I'm thrilled with how smooth & quiet my tires run now.

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Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

Post by keithg64 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:39 am

I've been using beads for years and love the smoothness and tire wear. 2oz in the front and 3 oz in the rear.
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Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

Post by Wirelic » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:42 pm

I used a similar bead balancing ring on the front steer tires on my semi-tractor. They balanced the big tires perfectly and greatly increased the life of my front tires. This was about 15 years ago when a pair of steer tires for my truck cost over $700; the bead rings were about $50 a pair and get moved to the next set of tire. Worked like a charm. Absolutely, beads are the way to go.
All they were was a plate sized metal ring, with beads inside, which mounted between the brake drum and the wheel. The entire wheel/tire assembly was thus balanced. Same principle as beads in the tire.

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Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:26 am

Wirelic wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:42 pm
I used a similar bead balancing ring on the front steer tires on my semi-tractor. They balanced the big tires perfectly and greatly increased the life of my front tires. This was about 15 years ago when a pair of steer tires for my truck cost over $700; the bead rings were about $50 a pair and get moved to the next set of tire. Worked like a charm. Absolutely, beads are the way to go.
All they were was a plate sized metal ring, with beads inside, which mounted between the brake drum and the wheel. The entire wheel/tire assembly was thus balanced. Same principle as beads in the tire.
Same exact principle as is used on the Centramatic wheel balancers for the GL1800:






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