Enter the weight of the tire into the calculator to determine the total weight of balancing beads needed.

Balance Bead Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the total weight of balancing beads needed for a tire.

BB = TW / 13

  • Where BB is the balance bead (ounces)
  • TW is the tire weight in pounds

To calculate the balance beads weight, divide the tire weight in pounds by 13.

What is a balance bead?

Definition:

Balance beads, also known as tire weights, are weights that get attached to tires in order to provide a better balance on the tire, which translates to better mileage.

How to calculate balance beads?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines how to calculate the weight of balance beads needed for a tire.

First, determine the weight of the tire. In this example, the tire weighs 39 lbs.

Next, use the formula above to calculate the weight of balance beads needed in ounces.

BB = TW / 13

BB = 39 / 13

BB = 3 ounces