%AM, %20 %675 %2010 %09:%Jul

Dyna Beads

Written by 
Rate this item
(0 votes)

dynabeads logoSince we upgraded our tires we wanted to move away from classic weights for tire balancing. The major benefit of using a dynamic balancing system such as Dyna Beads is that you should never have to have your tires re-balanced again. This is especially helpful as your tire size increases since larger amounts of rubber (especially in very aggressive tires) can harbor more ‘dense areas’ that are more difficult to balance. Also, many very large tires cannot be balanced on a traditional machine, so a dynamic solution is vital.


Innovative Balancing, LLC (the creators of Dyna Beads) offered to send us a set of beads for our five new Nitto Trail Grapplers for testing. At 285/70/16 our tires are on the edge of benefiting from dynamic balancing. You see, dynamic balancing doesn’t work extremely well as the only solution for traditional street tires. Shorter, wider tires usually require some standard weights in addition to dynamic balancing products to adequately deal with lateral imbalance issues. It’s only when you get into the larger, more aggressive tires that the option of using dynamic balancing alone is realistic. Still, we agreed to test them in this scenario to see if they’d be a good fit for our upgraded tires.

So far we’ve put about 1,500 miles on our new tires with the Dyna Beads and they’ve worked perfectly for us. We did notice that sometimes when we leave a trail the tires will shake a little once we hit the main road. This is caused by mud & dirt getting jammed on the inside of the wheel and in the tire tread, which causes the beads to adjust appropriately. When that mud and dirt starts to fly off at highway speeds the beads stay put, which causes some imbalance. The simple fix is to stop the FJ for about 5 seconds so the beads can ‘reset’. Once this is done and we get back up to highway speeds, the balancing works perfectly.

We’ll update this report as we put more miles on these tires, but so far we’re very impressed with the beads. It should be noted once again that this product works best on larger, aggressive tires. If you’re running stock size, you may need additional standard weights to help with lateral imbalance issues.

{gallery}/issues/2010/july/dynabeads/{/gallery}


Get your copy of FJC Magazine
download_now
NOTE: Internet Explorer users should right click and select "Save Target As"
printed_copyw
read online

aluminess_web
Read 3620 times Last modified on %AM, %01 %601 %2010 %07:%Oct

Fall 2017 Toyota Cruisers & Trucks

Get the Fall 2017 Issue:

download_now
printed copyw
read online

AppStoreBadge

AndroidAppBadge
 

Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Store

 

”Overland

Toyota Cruisers, Trucks, & SUVs

Toyota Land Cruiser News & Information   FJ Cruiser News & Information   Toyota Trucks News & Information

4Runnder News & Information   Lexus LX & GX  News & Information   Toyota Overland News & Information

Events-button   Intl-button   OutLife-button

Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App Store

CONNECT

facebook-logo  google-logo  twitter-logo  youtube-logo

pinterest-logo  flickr-logo  instagram-logo  linkedin-logo

Subscribe Today!
It's quick & FREE!

Email for Digital Subscription: