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Old 03-31-2009, 05:42 PM   #31
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Interesting balancer....I use the Dubro with all my stuff....and i Use Lead tape instead of Putty.
Where do you get the lead tape. I used to use it years ago but I have been trying to find it and have had no luck. I am using lead solder.
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they have it in sports stores in the golf section or a golf store they use it to weight club heads.
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a main hobbies dynamite wheel balancing tape
part #dyn2621 works just fine
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a main hobbies dynamite wheel balancing tape
part #dyn2621 works just fine
but costs about 10X the price when compared to a Commercial grade roll.


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Where do you get the lead tape. I used to use it years ago but I have been trying to find it and have had no luck. I am using lead solder.

i get it from a wholesale golf shop that sells me rolls for 3-4$ depending on how good of a mood she is in.
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but costs about 10X the price when compared to a Commercial grade roll.





i get it from a wholesale golf shop that sells me rolls for 3-4$ depending on how good of a mood she is in.

Very true, Go out to a golf shop...It really is a miniscule item to golfers...and it is sole cheap. I like the putty...cause I like to play with stuff, But thats another topic...


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putty on 1/2 off wheels = balancing OFF center = No good IMO.
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putty on 1/2 off wheels = balancing OFF center = No good IMO.
seems to work good on 1/8 buggy rims
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seems to work good on 1/8 buggy rims


do buggy tires come in 1/2 off set or zero.......exactly.
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putty on 1/2 off wheels = balancing OFF center = No good IMO.
Hey Nick (Integra),
You might want to edit this post. You forgot to nod.
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Hey Nick (Integra),
You might want to edit this post. You forgot to nod.


I need a bobble head goin the other way i think.
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I need a bobble head goin the other way i think.
Pretty new to the balance thing..are you saying that putty is not optimal for buggy? I have weights, but I like the putty, is eaiser...
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Pretty new to the balance thing..are you saying that putty is not optimal for buggy? I have weights, but I like the putty, is eaiser...
He is saying that if you apply the putty like most people, you will pack it in along side of a webbing in the wheel. On a 1/2 off wheel, that puts the putty too far from the centerline of the wheel and this is not an optimal situation. You should try to keep the weight you add near the center line of the wheel since you just don't know if the original out of balance issue is caused by too much weight near the outer, inner, or center part of the wheel/foam/tire... So, to be safe, apply your balance weight near the center of the wheel. And if a lot of balance weight is required, try to spread it out and not pile it up in one small surface area. The lead tape works well for this.

Truggy tires are the topic. Buggy tires are much narrower and are not noticeably affected. Same concept applies though.

That is what I am saying, and I believe that is Integra's opinion as well. If so, he'll do the bobble head thing for us.
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just curious as to why you would balance your tires???

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just curious as to why you would balance your tires???

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unbalanced tires caused wheel hop, therefore making your vehicle loose traction. You may not notice an unbalanced tire, but it is as important as proper camber adjustment. everything that you do to your vehicle will ad up big.
all of the fast guys definetly balance thier tires.
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do buggy tires come in 1/2 off set or zero.......exactly.
A fellow racer and good friend of mine runs the 1/2 offs on his truggy and he has no problemo with putty

maybe you should have taken "putty 101" in like first grade j/k
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