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Old 06-26-2007, 09:35 PM   #1
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i have heard that you can balance your wheels by putting blue tac in the right places. does any one have any tips on doin this?
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i have heard that you can balance your wheels by putting blue tac in the right places. does any one have any tips on doin this?
Get a Prop/Wheel balancer...
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i have heard that you can balance your wheels by putting blue tac in the right places. does any one have any tips on doin this?
Yes, as vtl1180ny said, put the wheel on a prop/wheel balencer, spin the wheel(it should spin smoothly and easily). Let it stop. Mark the bottom, and apply clay of some sort to the opposite side. Repeat the prosses again, removing and adding clay until the marker side or clay side does not face down. Then the wheel is balenced. By the way, I am just taking this from a XRC magizine article. I have never balenced a wheel.
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I don't bother balancing foams, matter of fact I've always found them to be perfectly balanced....

What I do balance are my Stadium truck and Buggy wheels... I find those to be WAY off balance...

I have rolls of lead tape... You can get them at a golf or tennis shop...
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is it useful? after 1 lap, the inserts shift and the balance will be off again.... unless u glue down the inserts too.
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every little bit counts. some guys CA really small objects they find in the bottom of their pit box. lol
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Get a Prop/Wheel balancer...
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I don't bother balancing foams, matter of fact I've always found them to be perfectly balanced....
True, but I have noticed that some of the older tires are way off, the new Parmas and Jacos are perfect once you true them.
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ok thanks for that
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we USE to balance FOAM tires with pins w/ the heads cut off.

stick them into he side of the foam tire, close to the wheel. (almost everything else was too heavy)

Never really saw it make much difference once we started having tire truers, but in the old days when we just mounted donuts - and didn't have anything good to cut them down with - we saw some change.

GOLF tape weight works really good for balancing TC tires along with CAPPED Oval tires, usually available at a GOLF PRO SHOP
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Like Vtl1180ny said, buggy and stadium truck tires really need it. Rev your motor and watch your suspension shake allover the place from the out of balance wheels and imagine what that does for your handling and traction.

I use hot glue on the inside of the wheel. Easy, cheap and it can come off if you want it to but won't fall of on it's own

Use a prop/tire balancer - any type will do as long as your wheels will fit in there.

I don't balance my TC tires, BTW.
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