Drastic increase in fuel consumption over 55 mph is to a great extent caused by resonating suspensions with out of balanced wheel assemblies. The longer the run is at highway speeds with balanced wheel assemblies the greater the fuel saving. See our Auburn University (PAVE) type ll SAE and TMC fuel test.
When Counteract Balancing Beads were installed in all the wheels of the truck fleet of one of our customers using approximately 100 eighteen-wheelers running line haul from Missouri to California, they measured an estimated fuel savings of $850,000 for one year. That’s a staggering 5.5%+ to 9% savings on fuel per truck!
Increase tire life
Counteract Balancing Beads reduce rolling resistance which in turn reduces wear. When a tire and complete wheel assembly is properly balanced it also ensures a more even wear, all of which increases tire life. Increased tire life allows you to use the same tires longer, ultimately saving you money.
For example, one of our customers using Counteract Balancing Beads has reported an increase in steering tire tread life on cab over tractor of 50-60,000 miles and a recent controlled test returned a 37 to 44% increase in tread life.
Wheel assembly parts are manufactured with acceptable imperfections but assembling them together without balancing puts you at risk of suffering from constant vibration.
Up and down vibrations felt through the steering tires are not isolated; they apply to every wheel of the vehicle whether it’s a bus, truck or trailer. This doesn’t just damage the tires it also jostles the driver, vehicle and cargo. When this out of balance force hits the road, it has the same effect as slightly applying the brakes or hitting a pot hole hundreds of times per minute, increasing the rolling resistance of the entire vehicle and decreasing fuel economy.
Counteract Balancing Beads are so effective they actually balance the complete wheel assembly in all wheel positions on any vehicle over a half-tonne including both truck and trailer. Wheel assembly parts are manufactured with acceptable imperfections but assembling them together without balancing puts you at risk of suffering from constant vibration.
Reduce maintenance costs
Heavy vibration for extended periods of time is one of the leading causes of wheel fasteners, maxi booster clamps, U-bolts and torque rod bolts eventually working themselves loose. It also causes cracking in frame rails and cross members, breaking of air brackets, door hinges, lights and more; that can add up to expensive repair and maintenance costs. An unbalanced wheel can also wear much faster than a properly balanced one; which equates to more money spent on replacing worn tires.
Counteract Balancing Beads also provide an alternative to costly wheel weight or balancing ring installation. wheel weights can work themselves free and don’t adjust with the wheel as its balance changes. Balancing rings are mounted on the outside of the tire, where they are susceptible to damage and deterioration. Counteract Balancing Beads last the life of the tire, are easier to install and don’t harm the environment like lead products do, saving you money and time as well as the environment.
Balance from truck to trailer
Whether it’s because of the heavier loads they carry or because they are manufactured so uniformly, it is a common misconception that rear wheel assemblies and tires on trailers don’t need balancing. If the rear wheel assemblies are slightly out of balance the result can be fuel wastage, uneven wear and unnecessary vibration to the truck, trailer, driver and cargo - as proven in two separate university tests.
A mere six ounces of misbalance on an average sized trailer tire will multiply to 60 lbs at 60 mph and will further multiply when the suspension rebound frequency and the RPM of the wheel are at the same frequency. This vibration can be induced further after hitting a bump and will not cease until the vehicle slows or speeds up.
The overall effect is premature tire wear or cupping, increased rolling resistance, uncomfortable vibration and decreased fuel economy. Counteract Balancing Beads remove this problem by easily balancing all of the wheels on both the truck and trailer at a fraction of the cost of other systems.
Trouble free and guaranteed
Counteract Balancing Beads are the economical way to balance vehicle wheels for the lifetime of the tire. Made of coated glass spheres, our balancing beads will not cause damage to the inner liner of the tire and they won’t clump, regardless of excess moisture.
Counteracts packaged in a selection of sizes that are easy to install, simply select the size that corresponds to your tire size, and place the package inside the tire when installing or inject the beads through the valve stem.
After 14 years and millions of packages sold worldwide to dealer/jobbers, distributors, off-road enthusiasts and large transport companies, we are confident to guarantee that Counteract Balancing Beads are the best overall method of balancing tires and complete wheel assemblies, anywhere in the world. If you own a tire shop, after trying your first case, if you don’t agree — it’s FREE!
The environment doesn’t like lead. One of the green advantages of Counteract Balancing Beadsover wheel weights is the location where they are installed. Made of reusable and recyclable 99.9% tempered glass spheres, our balancing beads are located inside the tire where they won’t get knocked off and contaminate the environment. And, because they’re hidden in the tire, they won’t damage custom 4x4 wheels or leave unsightly weight glued to the rim.
Unlike wheel weights, Counteract Balancing Beads are free to constantly adjust to the balancing needs of the wheel; they last the complete life of the tire and can even be reused in your next set of tires... something wheel weights can’t do. Best of all, anyone can install them at a fraction of the cost of lead. That means less fuel pollution, less tire pollution and less lead pollution.