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post #1 of 33 Old 03-30-2017, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone used dyna beads or couteract beads to balance tires?
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This is a lot cheaper and seems to work fine, just use the same weight as you would with official beads.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Crosman-A...00-Ct./9222912
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I've been using the Counteract tire balancing beads, they've worked well for several tires changes done on 2 DL650s.
The trick is to getting the hang of pushing them through the valve stem with the plastic tube they provide, you have to be patient and do a bit at a time.
You can buy just the replacement beads but they're not exactly the best bargain out there. I've found that I can re-use the beads when swapping a tire if I'm careful to dump them into a bucket when I take off the worn tire.

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I have put "balance beads" in over a 150 tires I changed for friends and family and only have one complaint. YMMV.
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Use them in the last three sets of tires I've changed and they have been awesome, don't see me going back to wheel weights anytime soon.
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This is a lot cheaper and seems to work fine, just use the same weight as you would with official beads.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Crosman-A...00-Ct./9222912


Will those fit through a valve stem? It seems that they would be too big. How would you get them into the tire?


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I've used some sort of balance beads for the last three or so tire set changes. Initially I used the real Dyna Beads brand and had no issues. Attempting to save $$$ I ordered some replacement from an eBay seller (in Arizona I think) that sells them by the ounce. I tend to install them between setting the first and second tire bead. I have been able to get them installed through the tire valve stem, with the core removed of course, but was a real pain and took quite a bit of time. I've had no balance issues using them although I tend to agree the "science" is a bit voodoo to me.

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