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Old 11-20-2003, 06:01 PM   #1
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What foam tires truers are people using for their 1/10th electric TC foams?


Just wondering the quality of the cut vs. the cost of the truer....


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if you wanna have a great cut for less money buy the OFNA automatic tire truer and the HUDY cutting bit. the bit is the best one out there and cuts each tires super smooth. the bit from what i hear is carbide.
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Old 11-20-2003, 06:37 PM   #3
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The Hudy Excellent Automatic Tire Truer:
http://www.hudy.net/products/truers/index.htm

best. truer. ever.
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If you want to go a more economical route and you have pan car parts laying around - the Cobra Trackside Truer works very well for a lot less. To cut sedan foams just replace the axle with a old 1/12 or 1/10 pan car axle, put a spur gear on the motor end with a left side hub and a gear on the motor. Use another old hub to back up a hex drive over the diff nut thread on the cutter end and grind away.
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Found this one on eBay.....GOOD?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3157432235


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That is a maxmod tire truer and although I have never seen a case like that they are good truers. It is an AC motor so if you have 110 ac then you should be ok. The cutting head on there is the bests one for it. The only thing that I would be worried about is the threaded rod. On some of the older ones it was to large to thread a sedan wheel on. If it is the smaller one then it should be ok provided the motor is not burned up on it. If it is, then it might just be a paper weight.
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I have an Ofna, and love it.
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I have a Maxmod and sedans don't fit over the threaded rod - I had a machinist make a sedan tire arbor that threads onto the rod. . .
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Don't you hate it when you're rod's too big?

Anyone have experience with the Integy Truer that is around $130?
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the hand crank integy is actually a very good piece for the money. The cool part is the integy arbors fit the hudy too and are very nice for a lower price.
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I use the Hudy Power (manual version of the Hudy automotic) . As far as quality, there is not a better unit out there. It will allow you to true 1/12, 1/10 and 1/8 scale tires. It is more expensive than other units but the quality of the unit and the quality of the cuts are second to none.
It will last you forever and if you decide to sell it, it holds its value much better than other units. Plus, when people at the track see you pull a Hudy tire truer out of your pit box, people will ask you to true their tires. Mine has paid for itself 2 times over just truing other racers tires!
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Hey i was wondering about like the (dipsticks or whatever they are called) The metal sticks that have sand paper on them or the ones that have taht like cheese grater material. Who makes them....

Also I have the small hudy truer and its soooo goood.. someone i know has the ofna and even they said the hudy was nice. The bit cuts tires like butter and doesnt smoke. Also another cool feature is just the fact taht it is soo small.
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The Hudy Excellent Automatic Tire Truer:
http://www.hudy.net/products/truers/index.htm

best. truer. ever.
Do you have one? What does it do automatically? And is it worth the extra $200+ over the Hudy Performance tire truer, 12V DC model?
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I have used the Hudy Automatic Tire truer. Basically, you mount the tire on the arbor, set the diameter of the tire and flip a switch. The Automatic truer will make 2 passes on the tire and then switches off. The only difference between the automatic version and the manual is that with the manual version, you have to rotate a wheel that controls the cutting bit and the Automatic version you don't. You get the same cut with both versions assuming that all other items are the same (cutting bit..etc.). Is it worth the extra money...in my opinion...NO! And in my experience, it takes longer to true tires with the automatic version.
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I have used the Hudy Automatic Tire truer. Basically, you mount the tire on the arbor, set the diameter of the tire and flip a switch. The Automatic truer will make 2 passes on the tire and then switches off. The only difference between the automatic version and the manual is that with the manual version, you have to rotate a wheel that controls the cutting bit and the Automatic version you don't. You get the same cut with both versions assuming that all other items are the same (cutting bit..etc.). Is it worth the extra money...in my opinion...NO! And in my experience, it takes longer to true tires with the automatic version.
Definately not worth it then
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