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Old 06-07-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Hey there guys. I am looking to start balancing my off road truck and buggy tries. I was just wondering what are guys using for the actual balancing and what type of devices there are out there to do so?
Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Hey there guys. I am looking to start balancing my off road truck and buggy tries. I was just wondering what are guys using for the actual balancing and what type of devices there are out there to do so?
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I use a prop balancer and balancing putty in the rims.
It works good and its cheap.
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Hey there guys. I am looking to start balancing my off road truck and buggy tries. I was just wondering what are guys using for the actual balancing and what type of devices there are out there to do so?
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I balance my tires with a Dubro Prop Balancer and lead tape from a golf store for $5. I use lead tape because you can put it on the centerline of the tire.
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I use a Matt Francis balancer and 1/8 Solder squashed with a pliers and ca glue.
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I use a prop balancer and balancing putty in the rims.
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can you guys point me in the direction on what kind of clay or puddy to use? thanks a ton!!!!!
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I use a Matt Francis balancer and 1/8 Solder squashed with a pliers and ca glue.
any idea on where to pick one of the matt francis balancers up from? thanks
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Just get an old hub carrier w/bearings and axle. Revo ones work good. You attach the wheel for balancing and hold the hub carrier in your hand, spin the tire a bit and it's actually all you need. Smaller than the "prop balancers" and cheaper too. Just make sure it has very free bearings (remove any seals on the bearings for less friction).

And "modeling clay" is what you want. Sold at Target/K-mart etc. Not Play-Dough.
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I use the Dubro balancer and lead tape. I tried modeling clay, but I guess its too hot here, it falls off after a few weeks, kinda looks dried out.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Wheel-Balancer

This does large MT wheels/tires. For smaller stuff I use a Matt Francis too - bought several years ago, I don't think they are sold any longer.
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I use the Dubro balancer and lead tape. I tried modeling clay, but I guess its too hot here, it falls off after a few weeks, kinda looks dried out.
If it dries out, it's the wrong stuff. Modeling clay is made with oils that resist drying out.

I would like to see a picture of the Matt Francias balancer. Will it do 1/8th scale stuff?
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I use a Matt Francis balancer and 1/8 Solder squashed with a pliers and ca glue.
What a pain in the ass that would be. Use the golf lead
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If it dries out, it's the wrong stuff. Modeling clay is made with oils that resist drying out.

I would like to see a picture of the Matt Francias balancer. Will it do 1/8th scale stuff?
This clay -looks like modeling clay to me.....


this is the MF balancer -


and balancing a RPM Revolver wheel and Dirt works tire - plenty of room to do 1/8th -
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I like this stuff. Cheap, easy to use, and doesn't fall off!
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I use fly weight from the golf shop it works good and you can cut it in any size you want
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