Originally Posted by strobe
My experience backs up what forestrytodd says ie this concept is junk
It was put in the front tyres of my Scania 124 without me knowing and immediately on long haul work(smooth road- constant speeds) at 56mph there was a wobble on the front axle that would come and go at regular intervals(as the compound aggregated itself into one place and then would spread out again and the wobble would go away before repeating the cycle again . . .and again and again and again until it drove me so mad wondering what the hell could be doing this. I finally went to a proper tyre shop who asked if it had compound in the tyres at which point I said "has it got WHAT!" so after taking the crap out they balanced the wheels the proper way with weights and it's been silk ever since DONT GO NEAR THE STUFF anybody with high school physics will know its it cant work in a real world setting (on paper maybe)
So lets get this straight.
1.) You didn't put the "compound" material in your tires.
2.) You don't know what "compound" was used or how much?
Yet you can claim that all tire balance beads are total crap and can't work properly when like a million people have been using it for decades and claim it works. I personally have used them and they worked great in my application.
It's very simple physics and works just fine in a "real world setting". Ie smooth as glass at 137mph in a big *** slick. Did you look at the video above? A caveman could understand it. The fact that you cant scares me a bit.