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Old 07-08-2008, 04:43 PM   #16
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I use plumbers putty...just because I had some handy. It works fine.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:22 AM   #17
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I picked this method up from a fellow racer here in Southern Ontario.

1. Got to Wal-mart & pick up some small split shot sinkers.

2. Cut them in 1/2 with a pair of side cutters.

3. Take a hammer and pound the little "domes" into "pancakes".

4. Secure to wheels by covering them over with a layer of real (foil) duct sealing tape.

The beauty of this method is that you can cut down the little "pancakes" with an exacto blade to get just the right weight.....

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Old 07-09-2008, 10:26 AM   #18
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I was wondering what people use to permanently add weight to balance their wheels/tires? I've seen people mention modeling clay to get the weight right, but it was unclear if then they added something else. I've also seen JB Weld mentioned. Are their tape on weights?

Basicaly, I'm looking for something that is easy to add, stays on the rim after rough use, and could be removed too, when I reuse my rims on new tires.

Also, I assume the place to add wieght is the inside of the rim against the side plastic?
for offroad i wouldnt worry about balancing the tires after a couple of laps and jumps the tires are most likely going to be out of balance.
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:44 AM   #19
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for offroad i wouldnt worry about balancing the tires after a couple of laps and jumps the tires are most likely going to be out of balance.

Out of alignment maybe, but out of balance? Only if the weight falls off.
Truck tires can be really bad when out of balance.
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Play Doh dries up, no?
Modeling clay stays soft, BUT dirt starts to stick to it but doesn't really affect the balance, I checked. It does a little but not much.
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i use modeling clay.. if you dont tape or glue your foams they will be out of balance very quick.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:23 PM   #23
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Play Doh dries up, no?
Modeling clay stays soft, BUT dirt starts to stick to it but doesn't really affect the balance, I checked. It does a little but not much.
Sorry, I meant plastersine. The white stuff from A Main is really good, but plastersine is cheap and works fine.
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i use modeling clay.. if you dont tape or glue your foams they will be out of balance very quick.
Any suggested technique here? Are you using a slow drying glue of some sort? As for double sided tape, I'd be worried about the foam sticking to the tape and bunching up as you try putting it inside the tire.
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how do you balance the tire/wheel?
kinda courious too front tires should be easy enough but the rears I dont know.
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kinda courious too front tires should be easy enough but the rears I dont know.
With something like this:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4870


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for offroad i wouldnt worry about balancing the tires after a couple of laps and jumps the tires are most likely going to be out of balance.
Not quite. In some cases, offroad tires are so out of balance that balancing them helps a lot. It may not be perfect still after a few runs, but its way better than nothing. Just look at a truggy or MT with unbalanced tires vs. on with balanced tires and tell me it makes no difference after a few laps. I even notice it in 1/10 applications in some cases...
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Just hit the throttle with your car or truck sittin on the stand.
You'll see what out of balance looks like, especially with the larger offroad tires.
4wd is crazy out of control.
I got a prop balancer from Hobby People for about twenty bucks that suspends an axel between two magnets. Seems to work really well with modeling clay.
Find the heavy side, add clay to the light side, done when the wheel stops in random positions.
Now throttle up your car on the stand.
Sweet huh?
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Just hit the throttle with your car or truck sittin on the stand.
You'll see what out of balance looks like, especially with the larger offroad tires.
4wd is crazy out of control.
I got a prop balancer from Hobby People for about twenty bucks that suspends an axel between two magnets. Seems to work really well with modeling clay.
Find the heavy side, add clay to the light side, done when the wheel stops in random positions.
Now throttle up your car on the stand.
Sweet huh?
Finally! thanks
How much clay you put to start?
So if the side with the clay becomes the heavy one I added too much?
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Put a small piece on, I like to put on too much then remove it a little at a time rather than adding pieces.
When the heavy side and the clay side end up opposite of each other you are pretty much there.
Make sense? You don't want the clay sittin at the bottom or that side is now too heavy. It should end up halfway to the bottom.
Clay on one side and initial heavy side on the other side.
Cool?
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:56 AM   #30
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yeah , now i get it,

thanks!
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