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Old 03-19-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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I just ordered 24 ofna foam tires and they come trued. I race on a parking lot surfce maybe 3-4 times a week.. I dont want to waste my investment and want to keep the traction

So would one of these really be worth the $150? Or is it only importnt if you compete at a pro level?

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well if you chunk a lot like I do, you can turn a useless chunked tire into a good tire.
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I just ordered 24 ofna foam tires and they come trued. I race on a parking lot surfce maybe 3-4 times a week.. I dont want to waste my investment and want to keep the traction

So would one of these really be worth the $150? Or is it only importnt if you compete at a pro level?

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Depends on the track, the track I drive 1/12th at, anything over 44mm at the rear chunks in 2 runs even if you dont hit anything...
So getting 2 runs out a non trued tire or 10 runs out of a tire that has been trued to 44mm is worth the investment...
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A tire truer is a worthy investement.Buy a good one and it will last. I've had my Max-Mod for 20 years. It was expensive when I bought but I still have it and it works fine. What do you do when your once trued tires are all different diameters after running. Simply re-true them and save your investment.See what truers some of the guys at the track are using and ask them what they think.
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Alot of tires come trued now though.. like the ofna foams i am getting....
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Alot of tires come trued now though.. like the ofna foams i am getting....
Sure, they may start out that way, but after running, they may not wear evenly. A truer allows you to "square" them up (remove coning, for example). A truer will also allow you to round the edges.
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