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Old 02-03-2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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looking to get a wheel balancer for my 1/8 buggy(17mm),dont have the big bucks right now,heard good and bad about the dynomite one (not so good bearings) any thoughts. thanks
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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I USE THE DYN ONE WITH NO PROBLEMS. THE LOSI ONE LOOKS GOOD. IT FOLDS INTO ITS OWN CASE AND EVEN COMES WITH BAL PUTTY,
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:53 PM   #3
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I use the dubro prop balancer to balances my wheels and tires.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:58 PM   #4
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If you buy the dynomite one take out the bearings and flip out the seals either side as they don't help in making a balance perfect.
Give them a spray of WD40 before use.
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It is true about the dynamite having bad bearings. It doesn't spin free at all, my buddy and I made the bearings spin better by spraying out all the grease and removing one shield and leaving that side towards the inside of the balancer. I owned Ultimate Racing balancer (Not bad) before I just recently got the Losi balancer. The Losi is really nice in that you install the wheel backwards making it faster to use. Get the Losi!!!
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I used to use an old rear hub. Nice and cheap
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I use the Hudy balancer it does cost a little more $$ but it still spins very free.
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The new losi one looks really good. Plus the way it mounts the wheel with the inside facing outward will make it a lot easier to put weight on then re-check
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Dubro and Nothing But....IMO its the smoothest out of the bunch Hudy Dynamite included.
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Dubro and Nothing But....IMO its the smoothest out of the bunch Hudy Dynamite included.
+1 super smooth have another big name balancer its has drag not as sensitive as the dubro >> I hate gluing and balancing shoes
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I really like the hudy. I could not believe how balancing the tires has such a positive effect on the car.
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+1 super smooth have another big name balancer its has drag not as sensitive as the dubro >> I hate gluing and balancing shoes
+1 on glueing up new rubber. Premounts are my fav. But I gotta say buggy wheels are much easier than truggy.
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+ 1 on the Hudy yes its a little dearer but it will last you your race life and get some coin back when its time to sell.
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id say either the hudy or the new losi one it folds up for easy storage
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If you buy the dynomite one take out the bearings and flip out the seals either side as they don't help in making a balance perfect.
Give them a spray of WD40 before use.
+1. After you remove the sheild, spray out the grease they have packed in there with break cleaner. Then a little shot of wd40 before use. Works great.
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