Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thompson Falls, Montana
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I ran both the ceramic as well as some steel shot beads for a while.
It was "OK", but not exactly a miracle cure.
I was running 37 inch MTR Kevlars. At moderate speeds between30-45MPH, there was not enough force on the beads for them to balance, so lots of on-and-off balance issues.
At higher speeds it would smooth out and be barely acceptable. But when you hit a bump, the beads would move around and cause a moment or two of unbalanced condition.
They both made a strange sound when coming to a stop as the beads would rain down on the top side of the inside of the wheel.
I finally took them out, and just balanced them with a cheapo Harbor Freight bubble balance and $2 worth of stick on weights. Been running it like that for a year and a half without any issue.
I also had some Centramatic balancers on my H1 years back. Same result, just kind of "OK"...
'76 CJ-7, '43 CJ-2a, '78 Bronco,'78 CJ-7, '75 CJ-5, '78 CJ-7, '80 CJ-7, '78 SJ, '79 SJ, '78 and a '76 FJ-40 , '90 XJ, '91 XJ, '86 CJ-7, '95 ZJ, '68 CJ-101 Commando, '00 TJ, '68 M-715, 2 '86 Military Blazers, '96 LR Discovery, '86 CJ-7, '91 YJ, '99 TJ, 07' JKU Rubi, 1988 YJ, 1973 Commando, 3 Diesel Excursions....
Now back to a 2013 JKU Rubicon with "stuff", planning 37's with minimal lift.
I've tried them all... Jeeps are still the best. (0||||0)