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Just like the title says friends, can we use beads in the tires?
I live in a small town and the shops can change the rear tire easy enough, but can’t balance because of the single sided mounting design of the wheel.
With those things rattling around inside will they effect the sensor function?
 

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Just like the title says friends, can we use beads in the tires?
I live in a small town and the shops can change the rear tire easy enough, but can’t balance because of the single sided mounting design of the wheel.
With those things rattling around inside will they effect the sensor function?
You can.
 

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I have used them and they do work.

BUT, with the next tire change it is messy. Your installer will not be happy.

It is easy to balance the rear tire with an adapter.
 

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Just like the title says friends, can we use beads in the tires?
I live in a small town and the shops can change the rear tire easy enough, but can’t balance because of the single sided mounting design of the wheel.
With those things rattling around inside will they effect the sensor function?
With the rear wheel, any automotive tire shop can R&R the tire, and balance the wheel on their computerized balancer. Just tell them ahead of time what the rim is worth, and have their most experienced tech work on it. There should be plastic (shoes) they use on the tire changing machine to not scratch the wheel.
I’ve been going to an automotive shop for my rear tire changes for over 60k miles.
 

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I have no issue dynamic balancing the rear on our tire balancer.

The front, I static balance and throw 2oz of beads before setting the bead. Putting them in through the valve stem is a pita
If you static balance the front why are you adding beads?

Duane
 

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If you static balance the front why are you adding beads?

Duane
I do my own tires, and since it's easy enough, I figure it gives me a bit more of a “dynamic” balance that adjusts itself over the life of the tire. I can actually recover a majority of the beads when I dismount the tire and reuse them.
I'm definitely not an advocate. More of the “it can't hurt” camp.

I have tried all sorts of adapters on our dynamic balancer for the front wheel and nothing works.
 

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@Kenlavine , I agree it can't hurt... But, just to be clear WRT your front wheel you are using lead weights on the outside and dyna beads on the inside to balance?

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@Kenlavine , I agree it can't hurt... But, just to be clear WRT your front wheel you are using lead weights on the outside and dyna beads on the inside to balance?

Duane
Yes.
It had been my experience on my 2015, when I was running Michelin tires, that the beads alone couldn't overcome the imbalance caused by the TPMS/tire combo.

I put a set of the Road Smart 3’s on my ‘22 and only needed a 1/2 oz lead weight for static balance and put the beads inside for the heck of it. I don't think I would have put them in if I didn't already have them.
 

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@Dene B , just a thought... You may want to consider balancing your own wheels. For a little less than $200 can you get a static balance stand, Marc Parnes Adapters, and wheel weights.

Duane
I’d love to learn to do my own tires. May be a good project for the fall/winter.
 
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