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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 10:11 PM
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Golfballs in your tires?

A Friend of mine had a '78 F150 with 16" of lift and 44" tires and used 3 or 4 golfballs in each tire to balance them. When he came by at slow speed you can hear them roll around inside.But at higher speeds they would "stick" and balance the tires.It seems to work good, Has anyone else used this method?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 03:38 AM
 
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Re: Golfballs in your tires?

I run 7 golf balls in each of my 38s. Works great at high speed but not so good at slower speeds.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 11:29 PM
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Re: Golfballs in your tires?

LOL, that's crazy guys! If you're having problems balancing tires, go to your local tire shop and ask for balancing sand bags. I can't remember their name, but basically they're bags of waterproof sand. you toss a bag in each tire, seat the bead, air it up and drive. The bag dissolves and you end up with the sand floating around just like the golf balls. Except for you don't end up with the low speed bouncing, LOL.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-25-2005, 09:16 PM
 
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Re: Golfballs in your tires?

Wow, very interesting. That explains why my honda rubicon ATV had little balls of clay in each tire from the factory. The solf clay was very quiet in the tires so I never even knew they were inside until I took the tires off (to upgrade to the new 27" swapmlites!!).

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-29-2005, 07:39 PM
 
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Re: Golfballs in your tires?

If I do it again I'll use airsoft balls. The sand clumps up when oil gets into it which can be a problem with my York Air compressor.
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