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Old 01-19-2003, 01:11 AM   #16
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I balance when I can on a local level. When I goto the bigger races then it is an edge that everyone else seems to over look. Balancing will smoothen out your car.

In hard impacts though it is easy to crack your wheel hub or warp it in hot weather.

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I balance when I can on a local level. When I goto the bigger races then it is an edge that everyone else seems to over look. Balancing will smoothen out your car.

In hard impacts though it is easy to crack your wheel hub or warp it in hot weather.

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I know all to well the impact thing . I just started racin 1/12 again and the new style 3 holed rims realy suck compaired to the old two hole rims as far as impacts are concerned, but these cars are so small and fast any vibration is magnified seams 10 fold I always balance these tires. Had a few dnf's do to the wheel being broke off by impacts on the 3 holed rims
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Old 01-19-2003, 01:09 PM   #18
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Well I have some extra time until the next race on the 25th so I'm going to try the balancing on a new set of tires/wheels. Last time I tried it, was ALOT of work, so I hope there is a noticable benefit.


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balance when I can on a local level. When I goto the bigger races then it is an edge that everyone else seems to over look. Balancing will smoothen out your car.
Can ALWAYS use that extra edge. That's why I bought my Dyno, to gain an edge over the competition.

I'll let you guys know after next weekends race if the balancing made a noticeable difference.
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Old 01-19-2003, 03:52 PM   #19
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If you balance enough usually you can do a set of 4 tires in around 15-20 minutes. Sometimes you find ones that don't like being balanced, which clogs the process up. LOL.

I epoxy balance armatures too. Usually the newer motors are pretty well balanced out of the box. So no worries.


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Old 01-19-2003, 07:34 PM   #20
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I epoxy balance armatures too. Usually the newer motors are pretty well balanced out of the box. So no worries
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I just had some bad luck trying to drill balance a Stock Armature. Could you tell me how you are balancing. Maybe in a PM if you like.

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