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Old 07-21-2006, 12:16 PM   #1
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Hey guys and gals,

Got into racing about a year ago and I am at a point where it would make sense for me to purchase a tire truer. What are the best "bang for the bucks" truers out there? I run both 1/10th and 1/12th indoors.

Thanks for any information.

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The Itegy AutoTrueCut is a very nice, affordable truer. I had one for a few years and it worked perfectly.

If you want the best bang for the buck, check out the Hudy.
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:18 PM   #3
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+1 for the integy auto tire truer

i got mine a few months ago and its very easy to use. for the price, its a good deal because it comes with a nice aluminum case and extra cutting bits (you can make your own out of steel saw blades) you do have to purchase arbors, so that's another $20 each for 1/10 and 1/12 rims. i got the integy 1/10 touring arbor and its also a nice item for the price. i think hudy and ofna arbors will also fit.

some guys modified the cutting bit with a hudy carbide cutting bit. more info can be found in the nitro onroad thread about tire truers ...

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...ht=tire+truers

you may read some cons about the integy truer, mainly the motor may be too weak to true 1/8 tires. but from your post, you'll be fine with 1/12 and 1/10 tires hope this helps
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Thanks for the recommendations guys....
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I've used 2


the Ofna fully automatic 12vdc .... mine broke. (easy to use)

the Hudy hand crank 110vac ( small , uses house current, my favorite has been flawless )



guess it depends on you application. but I'd recomend the Hudy.
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Old 07-23-2006, 07:16 AM   #6
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The 110V would be awsome. I'll definetly check out the Hudy before I make my decision.

I don't really know if I need to go automatic since the volume of tires I go through is fairly light (club racer - novice). This might change


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I personally appreciate being to control the cut so my choce would be the Integy Team True Cut
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Hi, I read the motor is a little weak for 1/8 tire on the integy tire truer, but I only use it on 1/10 tire. Will the motor is got blogged down when truing 1/10 tire? I know Hudy is good , but $450 is bit too much. I can get a Integy for around $200 plus a Hudy carbide cutter.
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Hi, I read the motor is a little weak for 1/8 tire on the integy tire truer, but I only use it on 1/10 tire. Will the motor is got blogged down when truing 1/10 tire? I know Hudy is good , but $450 is bit too much. I can get a Integy for around $200 plus a Hudy carbide cutter.
The motor on the Itegy does have a hard time cutting large amounts off 1:10 tires, at least with the stock blade. You would have to make several passes to get tires to the correct size.

The Hudy truer can take a 64mm tire and cut it to 55mm in one pass, and the cut will be perfectly clean, and it does not bogg down at all.
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Another vote for the integy truer. And if the Hudy carbide works well, I will never want another truer... I don't think. At our shop we have a 35 amp power supply that is in our truer station, my motor only boggs down on really deep cuts. I bought mine used off this forum and have not replaced the blade yet. I am sure that the bog will go away once the Hudy carbide is installed.
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the hudy may be the most expensive, but the only complaint that I have ever seen about the hudy is that it is expensive.
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