Do Tire Balancing Beads Really Work?
Do Tire Balancing Beads Really Work? Yes They Do. According to years of use and feedback from us and other sellers a firm suspension is better for beads than soft. Where the vehicle's suspension is soft, the balancing beads may struggle to effectively correct the tire imbalances. Larger vehicles like SUV's, pickup trucks, semi-trucks, motorhomes and trailers, are more likely to have a great outcome using beads. Small cars will not and is why we do not have car tire sizes on our charts.
The inside of the tires must be clean for the beads. Ensuring the interior of the tire is dry and free from contaminants is a must. Although our Balancing Beads are moisture-resistant, an excess of moisture or bead lubricant can hinder their effectiveness. A dry tire and using lube in a sparingly manner is a must.
How Many Ounces Do I Need For My Tires?
Determining the correct quantity of Balancing Beads is as easy as viewing our tire charts and using the correct amount. Please select the type tire you are working with so you reference the appropriate chart. This will insure you purchase the proper amount. While our charts are good 95% of the time for the sizes listed, sometimes you will need more. This type of situation can arise from off-brand type mud tires (as they are just not made to the same specifications as the more expensive tires) or very heavy 12ply and up type tires. An example of this would be, a vibration at speeds above 60mph, that do not go away the faster you go. This can indicate you need another 2-3oz per tire.
Lastly, understand that our beads are for smoothing out a heavy spot in the tire and will not fix out of round tires or rims. In an out of round situation the beads may help a little but will never fix the problem.