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Anyone tried Equal- Tire balance powder?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76chevy, Dec 27, 2001.

  1. 76chevy

    76chevy 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone tried the Equal stuff that you put in your tires to automatically balance them with no weights?

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    Hispanic Panic did. it wasn't "equal" but a local tire place had generic "tire balancing compound"he only did the front. he said it worked a lot better than no balancing at all. he wont be back till the beginning of the year he could give more input.

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    yes, i tried it.
    on large swampers
    didnt make them round
     
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    Ive heard it works real well for anything over 39.5s

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    Ive heard it works real well for anything over 39.5s

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. 4.11s Locked front and back.
     
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    i tried it on some big mickeys. this stuff is designed for 35 &amp; over tires. I get a slight shake when im stopped and hit the gas but once tires are turning"""""""""smooth sailing""""""""""
     
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    <a target="_blank" href=http://performanceunlimited.com/documents/balancingpowder.html>http://performanceunlimited.com/documents/balancingpowder.html</a>

    read this info.
     
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    Wow! Thanks for that article, I won't be trying that stuff. I'm just running 33's for now so I will get them rebalanced with weights.

    I'm getting a shaking at about 60mph I think is comming from either the front left tire or ball joint. I was hoping to use the equal because it seems my tires get out of balance every 5-6 months.

    Thanks for your input folks.

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    I used it in my Swamper 35s. It worked real good till I filled my tires with air from a gas station. There was more water than air coming out of the hose and it totally messed the powder up. If you use it, make sure you only air up from a good water free source.

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    I just had tires put on my work semi, they used equal in my steer tires. I have noticed a big difference. I was talking to the installer he said they have special shrader valves w/ screens in them. So if you do get air from a service station w/ moister it will help to disperse the water. It will make smaller clumps. Dry air is the key.
    Hope the helps.

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    I use that stuff every day at my work and it works good but dont wast the money on them for your trucks I had the equal balance in my 36 swampers and the sand worked its way in to the valve stem and cused me to do a run flat so now I have a bad tire thats got 60% tread left on it. just my opinion
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