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Post by MudRaider on 10/5/2011, 4:38 pm

The new tires on the rear were balanced when I got them put on. Smooth as a baby's butt when I had them on the front. They were a little taller so I put them on the back. The now front tires are some used ones I got off of CL, and they have that baance wobble around 45MPH. I mounted them, so they weren't balanced. I've been told running good quality AirSoft pellets do a great job on the tires to help balance them out. Anyone try this?
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Post by Lock~N~Low on 10/5/2011, 6:37 pm

Nope, never. Very interesting theory though.
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Post by JaxWranglerUnlimtd on 10/5/2011, 7:12 pm

Those will work also golf balls will work. With golf balls usually takes about 5 per tire. Though for the first few minutes on the road it'll ride rough till it balances out.
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Post by 89WhiteXJ on 10/5/2011, 7:40 pm

The golf ball thing is new to me. I have only heard of the pellet. I have heard it works very well.
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Post by 4x4troy on 10/5/2011, 8:04 pm

have not heard of the airsoft pellets but the metal bb's do work

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Post by MudRaider on 10/5/2011, 10:58 pm

JaxWranglerUnlimtd wrote:Those will work also golf balls will work. With golf balls usually takes about 5 per tire. Though for the first few minutes on the road it'll ride rough till it balances out.
Just plain old regular golf balls? I have those, I'll give it a shot.
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Post by 89WhiteXJ on 10/5/2011, 11:35 pm

Golf balls sound like they would be too big. Maybe not. I guess its worth a try.
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Post by JaxWranglerUnlimtd on 10/5/2011, 11:59 pm

Yes regular golf balls.
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Post by MudRaider on 10/6/2011, 12:37 am

Sounds like a Sunday morning project.
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Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 10/6/2011, 12:49 am

JaxWranglerUnlimtd wrote:Those will work also golf balls will work. With golf balls usually takes about 5 per tire. Though for the first few minutes on the road it'll ride rough till it balances out.

yikes, golf balls just dont seem like they would spread out as nicely as balancing beads or airsoft pellets. and im sure its pretty rough each time you try to get up to speed
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Re: AirSoft pellets for weights in the big tires

Post by MudRaider on 10/6/2011, 9:31 am

After sleeping on it, I kind of thought that too. They would definitely be more durable. I think I'll try the Air-Soft pellets.
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Post by Lock~N~Low on 10/6/2011, 9:48 am

i use bowling balls in my tires...they're terrible for balancing. i think im ganna switch to volley balls.
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Post by Guest on 10/11/2011, 9:56 pm

I've got a ball and chain in mine. Some reason I don't get very far.

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Post by MudRaider on 10/11/2011, 10:06 pm

Lock~N~Low wrote:i use bowling balls in my tires...they're terrible for balancing. i think im ganna switch to volley balls.
But I bet if you can get them rolling just right, inertia will take over. Never stop!
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Post by 4x4troy on 10/11/2011, 10:34 pm

enewsome wrote:I've got a ball and chain in mine. Some reason I don't get very far.

that is funny as hell...i fell off the couch laughing so hard

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Post by DIRTY on 10/11/2011, 11:59 pm

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Post by piratex on 11/15/2011, 10:28 pm

ive herd of putting bb's in there to get them to balance right
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Post by MudRaider on 11/15/2011, 10:55 pm

Me too. The Air soft pellets were recommended because they don't corrode and leave a mess.
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Post by piratex on 11/17/2011, 6:15 pm

how many pellets did you put in? i might consider it when i put on my 33's
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Post by MudRaider on 11/17/2011, 9:40 pm

A whole can in each. Walmart, $8 or $9 a carton/canister/jar thing.
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Post by piratex on 11/17/2011, 10:17 pm

Sweet thanks man
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