Originally Posted by ttpete
That's the light spot. Valve goes to the dot if there is one. You'd be surprised how good tires can be now. I've mounted many that didn't really need any weights.
I lucked out on the balancer, picked it up at a swap meet years ago for fifty bucks. But there are balance arbors out there that are really inexpensive, and It's not difficult at all to balance with one of those. Try Harbor Freight.
Thanks! I have four tires to mount soon so I'll be looking for the dot.
I've seen homemade balancers on here somewhere. I've had zero problems with the magic beads so I'll stick with them for the time being.
I've been wanting to try the air soft BB's in my truck tires but haven't gotten around to it.