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Old 10-12-2009, 02:06 PM
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i need to balance a tire or two. can anyone tell me where to get the thing on which you place the tire? thnaks
Old 10-12-2009, 02:34 PM
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What RC are you running the tires on?
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A stampede xl-5 waterproof
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I haven't ever balanced tires for my son's Stampede. What is wrong with your tires that cause them to need to be balanced?
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im fairly useless. i tried to drill a hole in the tire for water running, but i believe i also punctured the foam. i let the tires ballon up, and i noticed that the tires only have a slight vibration (the rears). One of my front tires needs new foam though. do you think that this slight vibration could cause problems in the long run? thanks
Old 10-12-2009, 03:03 PM
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Default RE: Where to get a tire balancer

I just use the front hub of my slash, probably not as perfect as something designed to balance, but it spins freely enough for me. I just try to make sure I block up the truck level, and balance away.
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The vibration could be caused by a bad bearing.
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I just use the front hub of my slash, probably not as perfect as something designed to balance, but it spins freely enough for me. I just try to make sure I block up the truck level, and balance away.
i tried to do the exact same thing with my pede. it worked fairly well, now i know where to put the "balancing material", but what should it be?
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Default RE: Where to get a tire balancer

I use the sticky tack that's used to hang posters....Seems to be working well for 5 runs or so. There is a special clay for balancing, called balancing clay, but I'm sure it's twice as expensive as it should be. Many people just use none-hardening model clay. Bubble gum might work too....lol
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If you are brave enough to venture into the aircraft part of most hobby shops, you can typically get a prop balancer which can double as a tire balancer. Just don't let the people around you know what you are buying it for...
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The vibration could be caused by a bad bearing.
i highly doubt it because it started after the fateful drilling
Old 10-13-2009, 09:50 AM
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Dynamite makes a real nice tire balancer, part number DYN2620, it's made for buggies and truggies and uses 17mm hex, so I'm not sure if you could make it work on smaller wheels. Instead of clay though you could use DYN2621 balancing tape, it works good.

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