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Balancing MT/R's

I have 5 35x12.50x15 goodyear MT/R's with Kevlar. I am mounting them on cragar soft 8's 15x8. My question is should I use weight to balance them or Dyna beads? I am not sure which method is better, and after asking around a few commercial places said they would not be able to balance them. Looking for some info.
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i had my 35x12.5x15's mounted at my local mavis tire. use the weights not the beads, no need for beads the tires arent that big
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i had my 35x12.5x15's mounted at my local mavis tire. use the weights not the beads, no need for beads the tires aren't that big.
x2 on the beads .... I bought them, paid to have them installed, and then had to pay again to get them taken out. Waste of money for me.

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I haven't had any luck with beads .... they work great in 18 wheelers, but not in my Ram2500 with 37's or in the Rubi with 37's
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Thumbs up AirSoft Pelets

I'm running .2g Airsoft Pelets. I have about 10 oz in each tire, They work great for me. I'll never balance again!

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I have the exact same setup...use lip weights and check and recheck your brake calipers. Mine rubbed the calipers and I didn't know for about 3000 miles. LOL! They wore the spot on the calipers down, so nothing to really worry about, just unnerving.

Mine have a TON of weight on them. Probably 8oz + each.


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Im going to state the obvious.... Make sure when/if they put weight on that they are on the outside of the wheel. When I had 15's I did not think of saying anything and they put them on the inside.

I did the powder and not the beads first. Put powder in. Tweak powder amount. Tweak powder amount again. Tweak powder amount again. Vacuum powder out and balance with weights.

Edit: I should of read all the posts..... Yes, what RiverCityOffroad said except I had them put them on the outside. A little black paint and a brush and you barely notice them.

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I just installed 38x14.50 KM2's and used 12oz. of Dynabeads per tire and they balanced out great. Would use the beads again and recomend to others.


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i used dynabeads in my 37" mudgrapplers... some days they ran great some days not.. i think what was happening was the beads were getting caught in the groves inside the tire and sometimes not working correctly... so anyway i took out the dynabeads and drove great without any weights at all...the dynabeads might work better with a tire that is smoother inside... I'm using spyderlock wheels..and 37" nitto mud grappler's.. but my plan was to take them and get balanced. Ive also used equal powder but it gets clumpy if it get any moisture in the tire..
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Im going to state the obvious.... Make sure when/if they put weight on that they are on the outside of the wheel. When I had 15's I did not think of saying anything and they put them on the inside.
x2 on the weights on both sides, don't let them balance the tires on the inside only.

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I just installed 38x14.50 KM2's and used 12oz. of Dynabeads per tire and they balanced out great. Would use the beads again and recomend to others.
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38" tires are totally different than 35's. I was running 38.5" x 15" boggers on my TJ and I had them balance with weights and never had any issues with them.



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last time i balanced some 35" mtr's they took quite a bit of weight to balance...

i don't think i'd trust dynabeads for that... just my .02

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