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Old 03-03-2008, 09:54 PM   #1
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Anyone have a preference? I guess I was looking at the Ultimate racing one and the Du-bro tru spin from Amain. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:55 PM   #2
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I vote for the dubro tru spin
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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I have the DuBro and I like it .... it can do truggy tires as well. Stay away from a magnet balancer for heavy truggy tires.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:50 PM   #4
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I have a Robart high-point that I use for heli's primerily, but it also works great for tires. The dubro is the closest thing to it.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:54 AM   #5
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buy team cobra rims and you can throw your balancer out the window.Team cobra rims dont need balancing they are the most balanced in the world .just try them and see .
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:53 AM   #6
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The problem is that the rims are pretty much always dead on. It is the tire and foam that is off and the reason you need to balance your wheel/tire sets (especially if you use molded foams).
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:34 PM   #7
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What does everyone use as balancing weight when balancing the tires/rims?

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you can buy special putty, but modeling clay works just as well and its mega cheap too.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:21 PM   #9
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I guess I'm gonna get the du-bro unit.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:34 AM   #10
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Another vote for the Du-bro true spin and i use blu tac for balancing weight.

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Old 03-05-2008, 08:22 AM   #11
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Do you feel a real difference with balanced tires on buggies ?
On truggy it makes more sense, but on buggies does it really recuce laptimes or increase the the overall result on 5 minutes (or more)?
BTW will the weight stay in place over a long run ?
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:05 PM   #12
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I guess it depends on how well balanced your tire/wheels already are. If they are good, u don't feel much difference. if they are really bad, man, ur buggy's gonna do some street dancing in the air. (Happen to me before, and it was really funny to watch, embarrassing to drive though)
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:11 PM   #13
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I dont know about improving all out speed, but possibly consistency..... Yes, the weights I've seen people using stay put
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