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    Posted: 01 February 2019 at 3:46pm
Anyone know of a place in town that carries the beads.  I have called Firestone, Discount Tire.

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some folks use those airsoft plastic BBs.
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I used centramatics and they are still on the truck, John Griffin is driving it now.  Some use a quart of antifreeze and have reported that works well.
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I use the Dynabeads. They just take a couple days to order. I have some if you don't need too much weight.
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Thanks for the offer Kerry but I will get some.  I just wondered if someone local carried them.  

Have you had good results using the beads?  I thought they might be good for trailer tires also.

 
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They are not perfect. They take a second to get re-distributed each time you start rolling.
A lot of weight is needed with large tires.
On the plus side, you do not have to worry about weights getting knocked off the wheel, and no trips to the tire store for rebalancing.
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Got beads from Napa.  They got them overnight.  $11.99 per 8oz with filtered valve core.  As good or better price than other places including online. 

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Originally posted by Ace Ace wrote:

  .......you do not have to worry about weights getting knocked off the wheel, and no trips to the tire store for rebalancing.
 
I use internal weighted patches, but they are a real pain to install.
 
 
Same thing Interco uses.
 
 
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