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Old 09-26-2002, 02:13 PM   #1
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Hey, I am interested in getting a tire truer and was wondering the pro's/con's of ac vs. dc truers. I will only be skimming my foams to make sure they are absolutly flat.
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their are really only a couple of truers even worth buying and I think they are all dc. the hudy,ofna or if you can find it a old maxmod. the others have issues. the maxmod does come in ac but most were dc I think
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I have a Hudy AC that works great, what issues are you talking about?
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Old 09-26-2002, 02:34 PM   #4
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I meant issues with truers other than Hudy. I didn't know they made an ac model I have only seen the dc. I have seen the ofna and it works very well along with the maxmod. I think the cobra models suck I had one and sold it to make room for my Hudy that is on order.........
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I have the AC Maxmod....

It works great...

Main thing is to get the arbors for the one you get....

Some of the Cobra arbors will work on the Max Mod if you can find one.
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Old 09-26-2002, 05:12 PM   #6
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I have the Cobra AC truer and it works great and is a lot cheaper than the Ofna or Hudy. They have a wide selection of arbors and will make you a custom arbor if you send them a rim, so you never have to worry about them not making an arbor for cars in the future. The Mugen MRX3 is a good current example of this. A buddy of mine has the Cobra Trackside (dc) truer and it also works well. It's only $100 and runs off a stick pack. I recommend Cobra truers highly. Tower sells both models.
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Old 09-26-2002, 06:05 PM   #7
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Bolink Boy a Maxmod is probably hard to come by but if you can go for any Maxmod you can get as they all work great from ac or dc. I have the old big sized MaxMod and it will eat anything, tires, rims, fingers, and anything else you feed it. I keep mine in strict diet.

Cobra stuff is normally lower end and ok if you can't afford a better unit. I saw a guy a few weeks ago with a Maxmod that is dc and he ran it off his power supply. Worked very well for what you want to do with it and is small.

I will keep my eyes open for you and if I find one that is good I will let you know.
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wyd-thanks. Maxmods are to rare and too expensive for me. I might try a cobra trackside deluxe w/ the snake skin cutter. That stuff plus the sedan arbor is around $140.
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Damn if I would have known about 3 weeks ago I could have got you one for 100 bucks and only used once.

I will have mine with me on Saturday and I will be their by no later than 11. If you want to true your tires let me know.
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wyd-thanks. Maxmods are to rare and too expensive for me. I might try a cobra trackside deluxe w/ the snake skin cutter. That stuff plus the sedan arbor is around $140.
The DC ones don't have the "oomph" that the AC ones do - I've run a cobra trackside (friend has one) and I don't like it. It is great as a trackside truer, but it's plastic and I don't think it has enough power to really do more than a few tires.

I picked up a used Maxmod (from the same friend - he sold it to me very very cheaply - Thanks Richard) and have never looked back. It's AC and has way more power than the DC one.

Anyway, I would stay with Ofna or Hudy if I were to get another truer.
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The trackside truer works pretty well as long as you don't try to make the cut too deep or go too fast. I would skip the snakeskin cutter. It really doesn't work all that well and makes a helluva lot of smoke. Try to find a carbide cutter. I bought one for around $20 and it is awesome! I can't remember who makes it, but it looks like a Dremel grinding drum, but has these sharp carbide "needles" sticking out that do the cutting work.
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Old 09-27-2002, 04:06 PM   #12
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Can someone tell me where I can get a Maxmod? (Any online stores?)
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I saw one at San Antonio last week. Dunno if it's the one you are looking for, but it was a DC model. Looks like it's been there a while (along with the rest of their electrics!)
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Old 09-30-2002, 11:48 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info guys.
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