Originally Posted by OldCoot
Just my opinion, but you just listed all the reasons to use regular method of balancing a tire. Why go thru all that hassle?
Tires don't necessarily wear in even amounts. They can wear more due to alignment, worn parts, etc. Because the tire doesn't wear equal, it won't necessarily stay balanced either, since the weights applied outside for the tire/wheel at a certain point in time pertain to the amount of light and heavy spots at that time. Just getting mud clumped on your wheel too, will cause imbalance. This is why you rebalance tires every so often.
The inside balance bead products, are constantly moving, thus providing a constant balance irregardless of most wear (unless it's something so drastic that it can't compensate for). As the light spot(s) in the assembly change, the beads will compensate.
The reason I posted what I did, was for anyone who uses the balance bead products, to be aware of certain things. It's not hard to remember those few caveats.......and a lot of people will never even need to have their tire repaired.
We use balance bead products, and work on tires that have them in them. I tell my customers the same thing when we use the beads.