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

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## 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