Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chicago, Illinois
[QUOTE=ssncob;3192297] I used to use DynaBeads, I've since switched to Counteract tire balancing beads because my local supply store carries them, and they're less than 1/4 the cost of DynaBeads.[QUOTE]
Where are you shopping??
WingStuff has a 2 oz and a 3 oz pack of DynaBeads for $9 total. They also have the Counteracts at $37 for 4 2 oz bags. $9.25 each. The 3oz are $39 for four. $9.75 each.
Looks like the Counteract kit includes 2 Schraeder valves, valve stem caps, valve remover in its kit. That's about $3 worth of stuff at any autoparts seller.
The "applicator bottle" is a pet feeder available at any pet supply. The hose is 1/2" id tube. About 3" long. Your local hardware store may be nice and give you a scrap.
If you like paying more to make yourself feel like you are getting more, go ahead.
When I installed by first replacement set of tires I dropped in the beads. Have been using the same ones on 2 more sets. Easiest way to collect them is to drill a 1/4" hole in the sidewall and pour them out into a pill bottle.
The AirSoft beads would probably be cheaper and easier to find locally. Tho won't go through the valve stem.
I'll go totally green and give up my GoldWing when Al Gore gives up his charter jet.