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Old 10-15-2010, 09:32 AM   #16
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I think it's important primarily to three things:

Tire wear.

High speed stability.

Stability in the air/when jumping.


I always balance my tires now.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:34 AM   #17
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I think it's important primarily to three things:

Tire wear.

High speed stability.

Stability in the air/when jumping.


I always balance my tires now.
Well, you yourself first has to be balanced before you can balance your wheels.

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what about buggy tires, does anyone balance them?
or only balance truggy tires
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what about buggy tires, does anyone balance them?
or only balance truggy tires
Yes..

Like Nick said Balancing can and will help aid in a more predictive handling.buggy or truggy.. Since the advent of closed cell foams many people don't see the point in balancing, but there is still a good reason for doing it..
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Yes..

Like Nick said Balancing can and will help aid in a more predictive handling.buggy or truggy.. Since the advent of closed cell foams many people don't see the point in balancing, but there is still a good reason for doing it..



X2 here's a couple brands of buggy tires to show that even the fancy foam are Out, Be it by .5 gram or by 5 grams, they are Still OUT.


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It is always better to balance tires. It helps to reduce vibration and this means less stress on suspension, steering components and bearings.
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It is always better to balance tires. It helps to reduce vibration and this means less stress on suspension, steering components and bearings.


BUT 1 thing a lot of guys forget is, Run the tires for a quali or practice session, THEN balance. New tires need time for the foams to "seat" and balancing a Brand new set of tires out of the package can lead to incorrect placement of the putty/tape.
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BUT 1 thing a lot of guys forget is, Run the tires for a quali or practice session, THEN balance. New tires need time for the foams to "seat" and balancing a Brand new set of tires out of the package can lead to incorrect placement of the putty/tape.
Good point ...You're right, it is a good idea to run them unbalanced and then balance them once the foam is seated...
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well then ima start balancing all my tires
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OK say you have a tire balancer and want to balance your tires. How do you know where to put the weight on the wheel? Could someone explain this to me please.
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OK say you have a tire balancer and want to balance your tires. How do you know where to put the weight on the wheel? Could someone explain this to me please.
Spin the wheel / tire slowly. When it comes to a stop, the heaviest spot will naturally fall to the bottom. The weight goes directly opposite of that - at the top of the wheel.

When properly balanced, you can spin the wheel and it will stop at a different point each time (i.e. no "heavy" spot).
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Easy enough thanks
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