One of the things I've wanted to try for awhile was balancing my tires using Air Soft pellets. It seems like I am always throwing the metal cramp on weights that discount puts on and constantly needing the tires re-balanced.
To start out I looked at this dyna bead chart to get an idea of how many ounces I would need for each tire.
I headed over to Amazon and put in an order for 2 packages of pellets. I used the TSD competition grade pellets just because they were a little cheaper.
The next step was to break the bead on the tire. Mike came over and we decided wed find another use for the hi lift and use the downward force of it to pop the bead.
The idea works great, just don't do it like this
Mike must have been hanging around me too much, because doing it this way, the jack will push into your door and leave a big dent! Luckily we noticed in time before damage was done
Using your front bumper is much better
Once the bead was off we had the idea to use a funnel to guide the pellets in.
Again this didn't really work that well. Its much easier to just dump them in with the cup.
Once the beads are in its time to play with fire and re-seat the bead. At first we tried using lighter fluid.
The flame didnt burn hot or quick enough to get the bead back on. But it stills fun lighting things on fire.
Next we did it the correct way and sprayed starting fluid around the rim.
Once the beads on the last step is airing them up and bolting them back on. I noticed a difference in balancing compared with the metal weights. It seems to do better and I don't have any wobble in them anymore. They do make a little noise when stopping but its nothing distracting or annoying.
Setting the bead with FIRE!