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Old 06-02-2003, 07:51 AM   #1
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Adding Weight to the chassis

How do you all add weight to your car? Where do they selll those tiny weight blocks at? Double-sided tape?

As far as I know only X-ray sells weights for their car, since you can just bolt on those weights on the car.

If I remember correctly, Tamiya used to sell those mini-weight blocks for the MINI4WD. Don't know if they still have it.

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Tamiya still sells them, and the good parst is they can easily be tapped for a 4-40 or 3mm thread so you can bolt them almost anywhere, the tape that comes with them is OK but they can still be dislodged.....

Or you could goto a Golf pro shop and pick up some self adhesive weights they come in 2 and 3 gram sizes, stick very well and fit ultra low on the chassis because they are only 1mm think.....
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How do you all add weight to your car? Where do they selll those tiny weight blocks at? Double-sided tape?


Any ideas~?

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I know that Yokomo Sells them and so does AE... But the Yokes are in Grams and the AE's are in oz

I think that they sell for less than 3 USD?

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Tamiya still sells them, and the good parst is they can easily be tapped for a 4-40 or 3mm thread so you can bolt them almost anywhere, the tape that comes with them is OK but they can still be dislodged.....

Or you could goto a Golf pro shop and pick up some self adhesive weights they come in 2 and 3 gram sizes, stick very well and fit ultra low on the chassis because they are only 1mm think.....

The golf weight... Do they sell that in sporting store like sport chalet? They are not expensive are they?.. Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2003, 08:15 AM   #5
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I just found some cheap stick on weights on Towerhobbies... the funny thing is due to some state law, it can not be shipped to California. That is some weird law.....
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Try your local tire shop. The ones I have come in strips of twelve on doublesided tape and each weigh 1/4 oz or 7 gr. They measure about 1/2" by 1/2" by 1/8".
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I paid like $3-4 for a pack I am not sure but anywhere that sells gold stuff should have them.....

Yeah everything causes Cancer in California!!!
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Guys, Guys,
go to your local tyre fitting depot!
Ask for the wheel balancing weights they use for ALLOY wheels, they come in self-adhesive strips that can be cut down.
The ones in the UK are in grams, they weight 60groams and the cut marks are at 5g and 10g intervals.
AND i think they should stick quite well due to the fact that they use them on real cars and they tend to stay on
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you can get some smaller ones (1mm thick) at fishing dept at wal mart called storm suspend strips that can also be used to balance tires
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I think R/C is the the only OFFICIAL activity that doesn't cause Cancer in CA. That's all I do anymore.
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I paid like $3-4 for a pack I am not sure but anywhere that sells gold stuff should have them.....

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lol aw man im gonnna cry. its too funny

that is so true

im still a newbie in r/c but how to you check if the car in balanced or not balanced. do you hook a string to the middle of the car and put weights till it doesnt tilt?
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You obviously haven't read the labels! Even the motors say that they contain materials that the State or Government has determined can cause cancer. . .

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lol aw man im gonnna cry. its too funny

that is so true

im still a newbie in r/c but how to you check if the car in balanced or not balanced. do you hook a string to the middle of the car and put weights till it doesnt tilt?
i think a company (IRS not sure) makes digital weighing scales especially for touring cars, it is also used as a tweak station. It comes with 4 pods that you put your car's a tires onto and it will give you individual readings on all 4 corners. A little pricey though coz i would imagine that you would only use it once to get the car balanced and thats it..... $300 i think? Can someone please confirm what company and part no. if possible, thanks in advance
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Found this at Tower Hobbies:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=IRR&I=&G=&U=Y

For those who have this, Is it really worth the money?
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I'm gonna pick up one of those weight boards, that seems like it would really pay off in the long run, get the car perfectly balanced front to back, and side to side.
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