Golf balls and tire wear
has anyone ever heard of using golf balls inside tires for balance
Is this a good question?
I've heard of it, whether it works or not, I don't really know. Counteract Balance Beads, that are designed for internal balancing of the tire/wheel assembly, do work. They were $6.95 for a 12 oz. bag from Love's when I recently bought my my new steer tires. I don't know how many golf balls it takes to weigh 12 oz., or how much they cost, but I really can't believe it's more cost effective than using a product that's designed for the purpose, like Counteract.
They work but will damage the interior of the tire and make it useless for a core. It will wear a grove right down the middle of the inside of the tire. Get you some Centramatics. I've got over a million on mine and highly recommend them. ''italic text''
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Golf balls in the tires isn't a good idea. It damages the gold balls as well as the inside of the tire.
Like Richard said get the Counter Act Balancing Beads. They work well. I have them in my super single trailer tires.
I've tried the golf ball thing, they will wear a groove around the inside of the tire and eventually ruin your air liner, I had a flat and discovered the grove, removed all the golf balls, I do not recommend it!!
Threw a weight off front ( lo-pro 24.5)tire. Wasn’t enough to make anything shake but had a bald spot on 85% new tire (Michelin) in 1000 miles.
Started using beads on next set of steer tires. Then golf balls. Now I buy ground up coal blasting crystals from menards. (50lb bag for less than $10)
That’s about 80 tire balances per bag unless you reuse it then it’s more.
Put in a small zip lock bag, it breaks, and it works.
I balance ALL the tires on my truck it’s so cheap and have had ZERO problems and ZERO out of balance wear for over 15 years!
Tried centramatics and hated them! Still had shimmy around 35-50 mph every time I start from stop till they balanced out. (Sometimes a couple of miles). I have NEVER had that problem putting this stuff in my tires.
That’s my experience and it works!
2004 KW T-600 with 985,000 miles
Past 24 Hours: 4
Past 7 Days: 17
Past 30 Days: 65
All Time: 3,270