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Internal wheel balancing beads

Is anyone running the balancing beads from http://www.innovativebalancing.com/???

If so, how do they work? Any issues?

Any and all info would be helpful. Getting new tires/wheels next month and this balancing system intrigues me.
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My buddy and I were talking about these. If they work it would beat putting wheel weights all over the place marring the wheels. I would like some feedback as well. Chris

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I honestly don't know what brand of balancing beads are in my tires...... The shop put them in and I didn't look at the packaging all that close. So I don't know if I qualify to give you an answer or not, but since they all operate on the same principle, I'll chime in here...

The stuff they put in my tires is the one of the best things I have ever done to improve the ride quality of my truck. I was convinced there was no way to make my truck ride smooth but now it does... On top of that, my brush guard used to move all the time when I was driving down the road, now it rarely moves at all. I can't see me ever going back to weights on the wheels again....

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I asked this on a couple forums, and I havent heard a bad opinion about these yet. Had one guy tell me that even with tires caked with snow or mud, they still roll true. I think I'm going to try them.

UDG, I'm with you....I dont want to mar up my new wheels.



Keep the opinions coming......
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I have three and I'm working on a forth Factory 18" wheel for my truck and I am contemplating powder coating or refinishing them and dread to put those weights on them. I am glad to hear they work. Chris

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I run the centramatics (same basic theory as these except they go on before the wheel) and I have nothing but great luck w/ them... I rotate my tires and swap wheel/tire combos back and forth and my truck always rides great..

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I have been running the balance beads for 90,000+ miles in all of my Kodiak's tires. No ugly wheel weights, and no problems.
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Since I also drag race the truck, I wonder if these beads can keep up under acceleration like that, or if they need time to "catch up".
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Well i plan on going with these on my next set of tires or using antifreeze this way i can mount my own tires at my buddies shop and not have to worry about balancing.

Theoretically the faster you spin the tires the more g forces you'll place on the beads and they'll get caught up in the low spots even faster.

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Well i plan on going with these on my next set of tires or using antifreeze this way i can mount my own tires at my buddies shop and not have to worry about balancing.
I did the glycol balancing in my R85-16 Buckshot Mudders. It helped a bunch, but I think the beads will be a better way to go. That is what I will be doing on my next set of big tires. At the shop I use to work in , we used Equal balancing powder and it solved a lot of problems too, it's just messy to clean up later.

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