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Old 07-15-2010, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Foam Tire Truer - Best bang for your buck - Which One?

I am guessing that when purchasing new 1/12th scale mounted tires, that they will come in a diameter larger than what will get the best racing performance.

If this is true, the fast guys are cutting them down.

I am not looking to buy a $500.00 tool.

Just curious what you have used at home (really do not need a track side version if more expensive).

Can you recommend a good, yet economical tire truer? What diameter tires are you running in 1/12th scale?
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:50 PM   #2
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All the fast guys that I raced 1/12 scale against had trued tires.

I just took a fast look on that auction site (you know which one) and found an Ofna new for $119 shipped. Not bad but you'll have to get arbors and a power supply.
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I bought the 3racing one last year, works very well and pretty cheap.
Only downside is when you install the hudy carbide cutter, the mm scale is off...
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save your money and look for a used manual one. I've seen several team cobra tire truers for ~$50 used. It makes your tires nice and round just like any other tire truer on the market. The more expensive ones are just for convenience.
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First choice HUDY
Second choice 3 racing !
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to save money, get the 3 racing truer and a hudy cutting bit. For the money you saved, u can buy more tires.
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The 3 racing one is the same as the eagle racing scorpion and the intigy auto truer.. I just recently got the eagle scorpion and it works very well. Hudy looks nice but the cheaper ones do a good job.
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save your money and look for a used manual one. I've seen several team cobra tire truers for ~$50 used. It makes your tires nice and round just like any other tire truer on the market. The more expensive ones are just for convenience.
paid 40 for mine
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