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Old 12-03-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default Alternative(s) to Muchmore tire sander

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. Why would I post a question like this, right? I know as most of us are aware, Muchmore products quality speaks for itself. However, every racer does not necessicarily have the budget to afford Muchmore products in all situations. So, I am wondering if any of you guys may have any siggestions on alternatives for the Muchmore Power Truer Rubber Tire Sander #MMRC2280.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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full sauce, bake for 30, and run a pack
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Old drive shaft in a drill...

Or if you have access to a lathe and mill, make something up.
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The old school way is a dremel and a sanding drum.
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:30 AM   #5
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Our race meet today got rained out, so I was bored and did this:


I mounted the wheels on the front of my car and trimmed the throttle to around 50% and ran some sand paper over it and that was the end result Motor raised in temp by a tiny touch. This was with a 4.5t btw.
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I never ran much rubber tire back in the day, but for the short time I did, Id rig up an old drive shaft in a dremel/drill and use sand paper.
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Buy an old tire truer off the for sale forum. People sell them dirt cheap.

Cheap and easy way is to rig up an old brushed motor to some AA batteries, slap it in a vice, and attach a Touring hex tire truer adapter to it.



Great article here from a local on-road hobby shop that I stole the image from
http://nexusracing.com/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=50
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defcone, I love your idea. Thanks.
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small aluminium box for the case + 540/550 brushed motor + tire truer adapter + power supply/battery pack
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Thanks for the responses and ideas. The winner of the idea that best suits what I am looking for is LMRACING with the info on Nexxus site.

Happy racing to all of you and have safe and happy holidays
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A friend of mine asked for one of these for scuffing in offroad tires,,, It oughta work for onroad also.
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Thanks for the responses and ideas. The winner of the idea that best suits what I am looking for is LMRACING with the info on Nexxus site.

Happy racing to all of you and have safe and happy holidays
Honestly Jeff, the spec tires we run only need half a pack to break in, I only grind down the rib if I am starting a new set and there is no time to run them in. I can always find one around to borrow.
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I just picked up a yokomo tire sander and it works great
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mount the tires to your spool fitted car and set trim to 50%. sand. done.
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Yokomo use to sell one...

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