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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 10:07 pm    Post subject: Balancing methods Reply with quote

I'm exploring my options for balancing my new tires - don't want to start drama, but....here are the options (post up if you have personal experience):
    1. Regular balancing with lead weights
    2. BB's
    3. Equal or similar balancing beads
    4. antifreeze
    5. Centramatics or something similar

I'm about finished with lead weights - thrown too many of them and it always seems pretty damn hard to keep 'em balanced. It seems sorta split on the Equal stuff. I've talked to truck drivers and RV owners and they love the stuff, but for offroad, it seems sorta split. Centramatics sound cool but a little pricey. So, what's everybody using?
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Something Ive heard from a few folks w/TrXus....dont bother to balance.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried Equal. I took it out b/c I didn't have enough in the tires in order to balance them properly. I took them to a real shop with a Hunter GSP7000 balancer (or something like that) and had them dynamically balance using the stick on weights on the inside of the wheel. Worked like a charm.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried the equal also - on some 37's. Didn't like it at all. Seemed like the tires went out of balance if you hit a big pothole in the road - wasn't the infamous DW because the back tires would do it also. If you use equal, you have to be certain to use dry air when airing the tires up after a run. You don't want that stuff getting wet and clumping. Shocked
I'll probably use golfballs in my 38.5 SX's. They sound pretty cool when you stop. Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh, golfballs - the one I left off the list. Wink
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