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Old 03-04-2008, 10:08 AM
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Tech: No more wheel weights...

I have no affiliation with them, looks like one heck of a product though. I plan on using them on my 56 when I put my WWW tires on. Found out about these when we bought a new '07 F450 this past year for our family business, as Ford was installing these or similar at the time.

http://www.innovativebalancing.com/

I've been reading a lot of posts about these on different forums. I've noticed one thing. The people who have tried them love them and the people who think they are complete rubbish have never tried them.

I'd like to point out another thing. Lets say the rim and tire are ballanced, but what about the other parts of the rotating mass?

Here is a great video on how it works, although from a competitors site.
http://www.centramatic.com/Demo/video2.mpg

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My nephew put stuff in big rig tires called "Equal" or something like that. He uses it on cars once in awhile that have aftermarket rims. He says it keeps from having to use stick on or clamp on weights. He has used it on a couple of my rides and it seems to work fine.
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Another one that I've heard about is Airsoft pellets. I heard about it from some people who do off-roading. Apparently some of the tires they use can't be balanced normally, so they toss a couple handfuls of these pellets in the tires and they're good to go.
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Sounds like the old "Gyromatic" balancers that clipped to your rim and supposedly balanced the tires while you drove. Note that even JC Whitney stopped selling them.
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Sorry, I was cutting and pasting from another forum I started this on. It was mixed thoughts over there. I think they are a darn good idea, and should be better then lead weights. You mention JC Whitney stoped selling them... perhaps it went against the grain of the industry?? I don't see why it wouldn't work as the video makes sense to me.

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cool yes, innovative, no. been used in truck tires for years.

northern hydraulic sells similar stuff for 5 dollars less.

here it is
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My T-bucket front rims have something in them to auto balance. They seem fine upto about 85, thats where I usually chicken out.
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Very true, I had a tire that took over a pound of weight to balance (36" Bias Ply Irok). I have heard mixed reviews on these products. What is so terrible about wheel weights?

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Another one that I've heard about is Airsoft pellets. I heard about it from some people who do off-roading. Apparently some of the tires they use can't be balanced normally, so they toss a couple handfuls of these pellets in the tires and they're good to go.
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why buy this crap?

2 Handfulls of oil dry works gust as good.

Also true, truck tires have used this technology for years, and

I'v heard from some truckers and mechanics that if they have a wheel that is WAAAYYY out they throw a golf ball into it, and when it comes back out its square.
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An ounce of BB's in the tire will give perfect balance.
This is an old HotRodder's trick, and I mean OLD......
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