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Old 12-28-2003, 04:21 AM   #1
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I am looking at purchasing a tire truer, and have a few questions about them. I am looking at something fairly cheap, not an automatic Hudy or Ofna one, but something hopefully below around $150.

It seems I have a few choices, the MaxMod if I can find one, Cobra's Trackside, and a couple from Integy. The TrueCut from Integy seems quite nice, does anybody have any experience with it?

What do you guy's think would be the best one to go with? It would be mostly used for touring car foams along with the occasional set of 1/12th tires.

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I have the a 'Eagle' truer that is identical to the Integy True-cut. It works fine for me, and I personaly could not justify spending more then I did on it. (about $140 plus the cost of arbors... ) I don't race enough to really need anything better. Basicly it does the job, with little or no frills. You can't wack off a whole bunch of tire like you can on a Max-Mod... so you take smaller passes, and more of them till you get the tire the size you want.

The Max-Mod I've used is a much more power full truer and quite frankly if I raced much more then I do... I'd probably not like my Eagle all that much, it's just not as convienent as a good heavy duty truer like the Max-Mod is...


I personaly don't see the need for the auto matic feed stuff...
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Dyno, thanks for the reply.


Does anybody have any feedback about the Cobra Trackside?
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Old 12-28-2003, 05:35 PM   #4
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The Cobra Trackside truer is a good truer. You will need to install a fairly powerful motor in it and it runs on stick packs, so your runtime is limited. They have a good selection of arbors and can make custom ones for you if you send them a rim. Unfortunately the arbors aren't interchangable with their ac powered truer, which is a lot nicer. Try to find a nice carbide bit for it and don't buy their "snakeskin" bit. It doesn't work very well. It comes with a sanding drum that doesn't work very well either, but it doesn't cost you extra.
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I have the Integy truer , added the Hudy carbide bit and it works great
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I should have noted that I abandoned the hack saw blace cutter on my Eagle truer imediately, I purchased a carbide grit type blade used for a saws-all and cut it into small peices, it cost me about $3 for about 6 one inch carbide grit blades.... These will probably last me about... oh 60 years or so if I don't loose them... but i'll be 102 by then so I probably will forget where I put them.
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