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    Default BB balancing

    I was reading up on JF that since Interco doesn't care about making a round tire, one really awesome way to balance a tire is with BB's. I'm going to buy some tomorrow, as some of the wobbling has gotten so bad that people driving behind me notice. Anybody tried this?

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    How many BB's?

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    Here's a decent post about it. What it comes down to is BBs, Airsoft Pellets, Golf Balls, or ballancing sand. There's also a company that sells ceramic bbs that you can actually pour down the valve stem. Anything else will require breaking the outer bead at a minimum. I used golf balls in a set of 38s before and was good at speed. Anyway here's the link: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ire+ballancing

    Here's another post that talks about ballancing and get's into Death wobble some too: http://www.wt4x4.net/smf/index.php?topic=1437.0
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    Good links, thanks. After reading that pirate post, it seems like he is going to need a hell of a lot of bbs. I think I read that someone put like 2000 in one tire. holy crap.

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    Seems that pirate had a lot of mixed results. Worked for some and not for others, but it seems to me that the others didn't have any patience and try different amounts. I think I might try it when the weights fall off the tires that I have.

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    I'm going to start with 9 oz's per tire. Hopefully this will cure the wobbling.

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    Take a look at these. I have heard they work. Personally I think its a better option than putting BBs in your tire.

    http://www.centramatic.com/

    The cetramatic balancers have been around for a while.
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    I've heard that it works best for the larger (37+) sized tire. Smaller tires spin too fast to effectively get them spread out enough to balance or something like that.

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    also every time you hit a bump from what i've read it throws them out of balance for a bit

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    I run bead balanced tires and they are great. By the time you hit about 35, the centrifugal force gets them where they need to be and the active (vs static) balancing allows for nice slow and even wear on your tires which means longer life. They are constantly perfecting the balancing so they get stupid high mileage compared to traditional balancing.

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