Re: New Equal wheel balance powder instead of weights?
I can't say if the shop that mounted my tires used Equal, but they did use a sandy type substance to balance them. They could not get two of the wheels and tires to even get close to balancing. Used the "stuff" in the two tires and told me to make sure and put them on the front. BTW, this is not on my CJ, but on my Silverado (16x8 Weld Super Singles and 295 BFG ATKO's).
The "stuff" did not work. The first drive with my new tires and wheels had the steering wheel actually sawing back and forth at certain speeds. Thought it needed aligning after putting a body lift on and cranking the torsion bars a couple of turns, but I tried switching the front tires with the back first. This eliminated the sawing and vibrating felt in the steering wheel, but it now feels like the shake is coming from the rear.
Don't know if it's balled up from moisture, but the truck drives better on cold mornings than hot evenings. The shakes get worse the hotter it gets. So I feel the balancing substance is definitely effected by climactic changes (both wet and temperature).
I haven't yet taken it back, but when I get around to it, I plan on having them remove the "stuff" and try balancing again, once the tires get some wear on them. If that doesn't work, I'll try to find a local place with the Hunter GSP 9700 balancers. Heard alot of good things from those machines.