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Old 02-09-2008, 09:49 PM   #16
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on buggies a balanced wheel/tire helps settle the car down and makes those little extra turn mistakes a little less likely on a truggy i can imagine there is a huge difference.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:25 PM   #17
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I started balincing my tires about 2 years ago. I've noticed alot of differance, I get about 1 minute longer run on a tank, better control in the air and better tire wear. I will never run an unbalanced tire again.
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:44 AM   #18
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i kinda see the point... but with my proline foams it wouldnt make a difference as theyre always changing consistency and moving around.
because your tires aren't balanced and they're shaking around...
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:38 AM   #19
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Yea if you balanced the tire you would see a diffrence. some people dont do it, but it puts extra strain on the axle and arm components. Just bashing you probably dont need to worry about it.
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:49 AM   #20
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Anyone have problems with the new Lpr Prolines being way out of balance? I think the foams are the problem.

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Anyone have problems with the new Lpr Prolines being way out of balance? I think the foams are the problem.

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Most proline's are outta wack...i threw a set of Holeshots LPR's on my balancer and said Forget it...there soo outta wack ill wait till i spin em up to see how they are...i dont like the idea of having to ADD another 10-50grams in unsprung weight to my tires...when they get That Bad...imo its just better to leave them alone...ive personally seen what an Overweighted tires looks like....(Not purdy to say the least).


i have 5 Full sets of LRP's that i JUST glued the other day and have no doubt in my mine there all outta wack...ill check em later today and let u know which of the bunch are the best...or worst...(Hole's,Crime's and Bowties)...i bet the Crimes will be out the most.
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:26 AM   #22
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Gene's a pretty smart guy and makes some pretty useful stuff....and has really great prices at his store as well. Ya'll should check him out.
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My RTR 8T wheels are perfect right outta the box and long wear
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Also dubro makes a prop balancer, still need a wheel hub and nut
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a balancer lets the wheel spin in a very low friction environment, and if the wheel 'pendulums' (rocks back and forth) you add weight to the heavier side (bottom). when a wheel is balanced it can be stopped anywhere in its rotation on the balancer and should not try to keep spinning, as every section of the circle is now the same weight.

Balancing is good because it helps your wheels run true, it makes it easier to control int he air, and it is easier on wheel bearings,CVDs/universals/dogbones/ect. It also helps the buggy become less easily upset on a bumpy track.

Its best to balance brand new wheels, or you will not be able to get it perfectly balanced do to the dirt in it.
Sorry I may be confused since I have just started balancing my truggy wheels but don't you add weight to the top off the wheel when it stops spinning on the balancer since this would be the lightest part of the tire? Wouldn't adding weight to the bottom only make the tire more out of balance?

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Yes, you add the weight to the "TOP" side
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i know people run with drilled holes in their tires and wheels.
most manufactured wheels have a pre drilled hole.
not the tires though.

wouldn't dirt getting in there throw off the balance?
To me, running with no holes at all in the rims and tires seems like a better idea?

I'm sure people will reply "the dirt thats gets into the tire can escape through centripetal force"

If your tire is totally sealed, no dirt will get in at all to start with.

I don't know the benefits of these holes in the wheel and tire, but everyone does it. can someone please explain?
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Sorry I may be confused since I have just started balancing my truggy wheels but don't you add weight to the top off the wheel when it stops spinning on the balancer since this would be the lightest part of the tire? Wouldn't adding weight to the bottom only make the tire more out of balance?

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you are absolutely right. I have no idea what I was thinking when I said that. D'oh! At least the rest of what I said made sense LOl.

The reason for drilling holes in the rim is to let air escape when your car lands, otherwise it would feel 'bouncy'. Most wheels come pre-drilled. Some people also cut holes in the tires to let dirt/ water escape from the wheel due to centrifugal force and to help the foams last longer.

Yes dirt will throw off the balance but it will still be better then if it was not balanced to begin with.

Also note that balancing wheels also adds unsprung weight, so it is a trade-off.
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