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Old 07-26-2005, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default Integy TRUECUT Tire Truer? Is It Worth It?

i run 1/10th touring car on occasion(about once or twice a week, and oval every now and then) i'm not 100% into TC, but would like an affordable Tire Truer to use when buying new tires or to true coned ones all i would use it on is Foam Tires for 1/10th scale electric TC

i saw this integy one

Integy Team Truecut Tire Truer

is it worth the money?????? like i said only occasional use, nothing hardcore

or is there something better for around 100 USD not looking for nething special, juss something that will work


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Doesnt look to bad if all you ever plant to true is touring car foams, the arbor is not interchangeable.
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:44 PM   #3
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I have this one and it works. Nothing fancy or anything. Just be sure to have a caliper handy as you can't really trust the "gauge" on the handle. It only works on Touring car tires. Nothing else since the adapter isn't really changable. Not as nice as the more expensive ones with carbide cutters and automotic motors. But does what I need it to do.... Cut new tires down to size before race day.... Or scuff in new rubber tires.
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i'm not 2 worried about 12th scale or nething, all i run is touring car, thanks for the input
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sorry to hijack the thread, but is there somethign similar that works on both TC and 1/12 cars?
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:47 PM   #6
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I've got this truer as well... it works just fine. I really can't imagine what else the more expensive truers could do. I recommend it whole-heartedly for 1/10 scale racing.

Here's another shot of it:

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I've got this truer as well... it works just fine. I really can't imagine what else the more expensive truers could do.
http://www.glasselevator.net/bob/?q=node/200
can any one tell us the difference between a sub 100 tire truer and a $200-300+ "full size" tire truer?
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anyone tried this?
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXA253&P=ML
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:24 AM   #9
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Worked for me.

Looks like a good buy, provided it has tire size markings for the truing bit so you can see the sizes.
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Now it also works for me...
This one is even cheaper, it's not the de-luxe version.
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http://integy.automated-shops.com/cg...42105132658.ca

This is a more expensive truer but has interchangeable arbors. Also, I have used a friend's, and it works great.
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Okay, I have read just about every thread on this forum about tire truers. It seems that there is a lot a pimping going on...but no dynamics.

Only one person mentioned an increase in performance... but does not say how, or why. I can fully understand the need for the tires to be squared.

Being the tightwad, that I am, I cannot understand, buying a new set of tires and cutting off 1/8 inch of or more of the tires diameter...when you can just go down a tooth to compensate...

Less rotating mass?
Changes to the cars gearing and roll-out?
Less sidewall deflection?
Tires are less prone to chunking...
Stagger adjustments?

Educate me please!
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You got part of it, smaller diameter tires are usually faster in high tration situations due to
1) less rotatiing mass
2) Less sidewall deflection
3) a small part due to smaller footprint

an added benefit is lees prone to chunking.

I like to start my tires around 59mm for club races and run them until 57.5mm and then put them away for big races.
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Why not use a harder compound ... less rolling resistance (since you are in a high traction situation) and a wider contact patch ... less sidewall deflection .... and gear down a tooth .... smaller wheel wells so the side and quarter panels do not get in on the tire ...

With EMR type Foams you only get the top 5% of the foam sidewall surface deflects under 50 lbs pressure (granted this varies with density). But, the contact patch remains intact! Plus the foam is laminated which further reduces deflection. Is
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