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Old 02-12-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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Ok does anyone know of a way to make something to balance tires without having to buy a stand or something else to do it? I have never balanced tires before but hear it's pretty easy to do.. So I am looking to make something to do it.. Anyone have a link or anything on it ? Thanks
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THIS IS WHAT I USE, CHEAP, AND EFFECTIVE! http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4870
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Ok does anyone know of a way to make something to balance tires without having to buy a stand or something else to do it? I have never balanced tires before but hear it's pretty easy to do.. So I am looking to make something to do it.. Anyone have a link or anything on it ? Thanks
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this is what I was looking at http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/31006 and this for it http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/31007 but out of my cash flow range right now! Oh and what do ya use to balance em to put on the rims!!!!
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Proline has a video on balancing using the Dubro stand as pointed out in the previous post....

http://www.prolineracing.com/t-video.aspx
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this is what I was looking at http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/31006 and this for it http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/31007 but out of my cash flow range right now! Oh and what do ya use to balance em to put on the rims!!!!
You could just get the roller part of that and hold it while ballancing or you could put it in a vice or something. Then later down the road you could get the stand for it and have the complete package. I personally use the dubro one and it works fine but one like you linked would no doubt be easier and more convenient to use.
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this is what I was looking at http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/31006 and this for it http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/31007 but out of my cash flow range right now! Oh and what do ya use to balance em to put on the rims!!!!

Joe,
I am using the same thing as the other Joe (jpalessi): http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4870

Works well. I use an extra hub to mount the wheel to, or heck, you can just pull a hub off your truck and put it back on after balancing some tires. I use kids clay as weight. I can push it around and flatten it out to distribute it instead of having a lump of clay, I have a flat layer of clay. I then cover it with a strip of duct tape for protection. Some guys are using other stuff like lead tape (found at a golf shop) and duct clay, etc. There are a couple other recent threads on here discussing wheel blancing that you might check out.
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This is the stuff i use for weight... never comes off, and is real easy to work with.. you can get it direct, or from A mian, Carolinas, ect..
http://www.gmksupply.com/html/gmk_0103.html
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I am using the same thing as the other Joe (jpalessi): http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4870

Works well. I use an extra hub to mount the wheel to, or heck, you can just pull a hub off your truck and put it back on after balancing some tires. I use kids clay as weight. I can push it around and flatten it out to distribute it instead of having a lump of clay, I have a flat layer of clay. I then cover it with a strip of duct tape for protection. Some guys are using other stuff like lead tape (found at a golf shop) and duct clay, etc. There are a couple other recent threads on here discussing wheel blancing that you might check out.
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Exactly what I do. Use a spare hub spaced with some fuel tubing to center the tire.

I also use modeling clay, but make sure you get the non hardening modeling clay, otherwise it will harden and fall out. The clay is cheap and works very well. I just kinda ball it into the corners of the webbing. The clay is oil based so it won't fall out when you was the tires. You can get the clay at any arts or crafts store, like Michaels or something. It comes in a big brick for a couple of bucks.
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Lead tape it ALOT easier to work with and is more accurate....as you can weigh the weight prior to adding and know how much you have already added..and imo to get the weight where you Need it....clay is not the stuff to use....i also use the Dubro balancer for my tires.....and a Top Flight magnet balancer for my rims and super light items.
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