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EQUAL or SUGAR

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hawkeye649, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. hawkeye649

    hawkeye649 1/2 ton status

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    Try a search.

    The biggest complaint I've read about is that it clumps up something fierce when exposed to moisture.

    So, if you plan to use CO2; definitely don't use equal.
     
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    I forgot what kind of rig it was on but a guy put BBs in his tires, i think they were 40s, somewhere around there. Then to combat the clumping when it got icy he put some straight antifreeze in there to slosh around.

    He said it worked really good. I will see if i can still
    find the site.

    EDIT: it was on pirate, Tires: Michellin XML Military Radials 325/85/R16, heavily grooved, I guess he didnt put antifreeze in there.

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/Beadlocks/Beadlocks.htm
     
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    My frient mounted my 92 lb Baja Claws and used equal but he almoust had to use golf balls no kidding. He mounts tires for a living /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    I've heard of (Never tried myself) people putting golf balls in thier tires. Don't really know what too think of that one.
     
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    i used equal on my 37's and it cleared up any problems they had, i say get it if you currently have problems, but if not try without.
     
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    I've never had anything on my 38.5" TSLs
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Try a search.

    The biggest complaint I've read about is that it clumps up something fierce when exposed to moisture.

    So, if you plan to use CO2; definitely don't use equal.

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    I want to hear from someone who has actually used
    equal that has had it clump up on them. I have talked to a rep and they say there is no way it can due to it not being a soluable product. I have it in my front tires but have never broke the bead to check the condition.
     
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    I put Equal in six 35" SSRs on my dually about 2 weeks ago. It's been on the road and freeway a few times since and no vibration so far. 4WPW swears by it ... if that means anything to you!

    Eric M.
     
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    here are a few old threads touching on this subject
    Thread 1

    Thread 2

    enjoy /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I've heard of (Never tried myself) people putting golf balls in thier tires. Don't really know what too think of that one.

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    I run golf balls in my TSL's. It works great. Ill never pay to have another truck tire balanced again, ill either run BB's or golf balls.
     
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    I live in an extremely humid and rainy climate
    never clumped in my tires
    I think the clumping story is total BS
    it did turn greyish after a year from the rubber residue
     
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    only problem with golf balls...is I hear it will eat up yer tire (no BIG problem with something like a swamper) but they will also dent up yer rim...in case you have a good set of wheels you care about /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i run equal in my irok's and it works great i also ran it in my swamper's and worked great in that as well
     
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    I have it in my 38s, 42s and my buddies 38s. It does work. What size tires? They take differrent amounts.
     
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    For a 38.5/14.5/15 they told me (customer service) I needed like a bag and a half for each wheel. I put 2 bags in each, I still need to break the bead on the rears and put it in.
     
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    some stores have an installer that blows it in the valve stem
    seems odd as they try and sell you valve stems with built in filters that would preclude the use of the installer tool
     
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    ?? what do you meen preclude the use of the installer tool?? I never did put the valves in, They included fat little yellow O ring too. What is that for?? When I air down I dont like waiting I always pull the valve out.
     
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    the o-ring is for you to put on each valve stem so that the tire shop knows that there is equal inside so he doesn't get a face full of it when he takes the tire off the rim
     
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    the installer tool is basically a chamber that allows the equal to be blown into the tire through the valve stem
    the valve stems they recommend to use with equal have a sintered brass filter to prevent Equal from getting into the valve core


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