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Old 02-09-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
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New item from Machine's Racing Products - Universal Wheel Balancer. In stock now.

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Old 02-09-2008, 01:49 PM   #2
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i never have understood these damn little machines... or their purpose.
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To help balance wheels dur
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its not exactly a hard concept to grasp.
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i need to get one asap!!!
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:06 PM   #7
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It sure looks very similar to the one I've had for a long time. I like the arbor/step adaptor that I have with this Ballistic Balancer better than the one shown in the first post though. http://www.ballisticbatteries.com/St...ShowLarge=True

The pic I put up is not my own, but I just wanted to show what the arbor looked like.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:51 PM   #8
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To help balance wheels dur
what exactly do you mean by balanced?

why do they need to be balanced?

how do they get unbalanced?

what does that thing do to fix em?

noob questions
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Just like balancing the wheels on your automobile!!

You attach wheel spin it, add ballast (modeling clay, lead tape, etc) if needed. Truggy, truck, buggy roll smoother.

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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.
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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.

hmm, thats weird, i probably need it but i only bash so dont even notice/care.

where do you add the clay?
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You stick the clay on in the inside of the rim. I use modeling clay because its cheaper then 'real racing wheel weight clay'. LOL

Alot of people say its kinda overkill, cause if you race on a very wet track mud will stick to your tires anyways. But IMO you can tell the difference and it does help.

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You stick the clay on in the inside of the rim. I use modeling clay because its cheaper then 'real racing wheel weight clay'. LOL

Alot of people say its kinda overkill, cause if you race on a very wet track mud will stick to your tires anyways. But IMO you can tell the difference and it does help.
damn thats weird. thats all you do it put a little glob like that?

i kinda see the point... but with my proline foams it wouldnt make a difference as theyre always changing consistency and moving around.
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I have used a couple different kinds of clays/putties and I noticed the dirt liked to stick ti alot. I just glued up a set of LPR's and I will probably balance them tomorrow. I am going to try some lead tape instead of clay and so how that goes. I have balanced many different sets of wheels and I can honestly say it makes a difference. As long as I am running R/C's I will keep this peice of equipment!
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I will take some pics and post them also.

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