Balance Beads

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Has anyone used 'balance beads' in their 4WD rig? If so, how was the experience?
 

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Used them in large tires for years. You can get some funny noises but they tend to work.
 
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I’ve used them on my CJ 7 with 33’s. They’ve worked well. From what I understand, they don’t do well with a vehicle that gets up to speed quickly. Probably why they worked with the CJ. :tearsofjoy:
I didn’t use the real beads, though. I did the redneck version and used airsoft beads. Bought the big tub at wallyworld and split them equally between the 4 tires.
There’s info out on the interwebs of how many ounces to use for specific tire size if one wants to be more technically accurate about it.
 
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If you use them, get the metal ones so you can save them with a magnet when the tire is removed.