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    questions about wheel balancing

    mounted a set of 40 series road rage tires to pro line white wabash wheels this weekend. The first few times out the whole truck was shaking horribly from the new wheels. It has gotten slightly better the last few times but occassionally the tires are still literally bouncing off the ground cruising at about half throttle. If i go wot it seems to be fine, and at very low speeds it's fine also. What's the deal, i have mounted 5 or 6 sets of tires before and never once had this problem. I taped the tires with gorilla glue before mounting and was kind of in a hurry so the tape had a few creases in it here and there, this wouldn't be the issue would it. If the tires just need balanced i will order one tonight, if so which is the best one that works good
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    Tires need to be balanced after you tape them.

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    I broke down this weekend and bought the one from Hudy.

    Universal Tire Balancing Station - Part # 105500
    http://www.hudy.net/eshop/products/p...a&kategoria=62

    Wheel Adapter for 1/8 Off-Road Cars, Truggy & Rally - Part # 105510
    http://www.hudy.net/eshop/products/p...0&kategoria=62

    Cost me $75.49 shipped.
    Last edited by RedRaider; 09-22-2009 at 05:57 PM.
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    well i think i finally got it fixed. I took one of the driveshafts off my revo 3.3, took it apart so it was just the stub axle. Picked up a strip of .25 oz weights from my local ntb. Balanced each wheel bolted up to the stub axle on the truck, used about .30 oz on each wheel exactly opposite the heavy spot and it ran so much better. Still not 100% perfect, but good enough for me, no more bouncing wheels!! and i did it without buying a balancer
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    glad you got it sorted out.

    I'm still happy I bought a balancer though.
    Last edited by RedRaider; 09-22-2009 at 08:34 PM.
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    RedRaider - So 1/8th adapter is what we need for ERBE Wheels? I thought we are 1/10th? What do you use to balance the tires once they are on the balancer?
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    Well from looking at the pics on Hudy's website, the 1/10 is for small on-road cars.

    Also, when you do searches on Towerhobbies.com for wheels/tires for what we run, they are always under the 1/8 size.

    I'll be using regular modeling clay. You can pick it up at any hobby/craft store or Walmart. You could also use lead tape.
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    Here is a pic from the Hudy website...

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    anyone have experience with dynamite rc products? they have a 1/8 buggy/truggy balancer(i assume thats a 17mm hex) for like 38 bucks. link here. would be a lot cheaper than buying a balancer and then an adapter

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider
    I broke down this weekend and bought the one from Hudy.

    Universal Tire Balancing Station - Part # 105500
    http://www.hudy.net/eshop/products/p...a&kategoria=62

    Wheel Adapter for 1/8 Off-Road Cars, Truggy & Rally - Part # 105510
    http://www.hudy.net/eshop/products/p...0&kategoria=62

    Cost me $75.49 shipped.

    now that looks like a handy tool tho it is far out of my price range
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    i love my hudy, and 1/8 scale means 17mm hex standard.

    but it is nice having the option to balance more than 1 type of ture for diff vehicles
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyber_06_wolf
    anyone have experience with dynamite rc products? they have a 1/8 buggy/truggy balancer(i assume thats a 17mm hex) for like 38 bucks. link here. would be a lot cheaper than buying a balancer and then an adapter
    I got it and it works great. It works with 17mm hex and only 17mm hex. They are no adapters for different sizes like the Hudy.

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    A bit off topic, but those 1/6 buggy tires/wheels would look great on or trucks.
    Almost no sidewall and a similar diameter. I may look for something similar to try out.

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