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Old 08-20-2001, 07:58 PM   #1
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I got into 1/12 recently, and will be running a couple foam tire Sedan races this winter. I'm thinking a truer might be worth getting. Any reccomendations? I'd like to stay fairly cheap, as I won't use it too much.
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Old 08-20-2001, 08:06 PM   #2
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Hey JeffC

The Ofna tire truer is a good one for the price, but for 1/12 tires you need the Hudy Wheel adapter.


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Old 08-21-2001, 01:20 AM   #3
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Well, to be honest, I don't even know how much these things cost. I know a comm lathe is around $160-$200 new, I bought mine used for $100. I'd assume that a tire truer is about the same cost, but I really don't know.
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Jeff, Cobra makes a nice little DC unit that costs around $100 and I think it is perfect for 1/12. Sometimes you can find them used for $50 or so.
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Hey JeffC

The Ofna tire truer is $225 at NitroHouse(Last Week), then you need the wheel adapters, Sedans adapters are $20, Hudy 1/12 adapters are $30-$35. If your looking for a truer thats cheaper, ovalnator is correct the Cobra trackside truer is about $100 New then you need adapters. If your just doing 1/12, 1/10 Pan Car and Sedan tires its the cheapest way to go. But you can't cut at an angle, just flat across. You can find them on EBAY once an awhile for about $50 or so with some adapters.


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You can use mine if you want to. I usually bring it to the track on Saterday nights.

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Just so you know, I got the small AC hudy for just over $200.00 plus the 2 arbors for 1/12 scale and sedan foams. It works great.
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oh cool. That's right, you were showing me it before... I think I'll have to take you up on that offer.
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I like the hudy one. very quite compared to my old max mod.
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