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Old 10-02-2004, 01:58 PM   #1
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Looking to purchase a truer...need input on choices...what do you guy's recommend????? [would prefer automatic]
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Buy the only best... Hudy! if the budget allowed.
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Old 10-02-2004, 09:49 PM   #3
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I agree with Pyramid, I have the Hudy fully auto and it works great. The quality of the product is very good.
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Can't go wrong with the HUDY, anything they make is top notch, but you will pay for it as well.
I hear the GQ truer us pretty good as well, has a built in shaper, I think I saw it at 350?
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you could buy the most obvius/best/expensive tire truer [hudy] or you could buy a topcad fully auto for half the price from www.rcsquare.com trust me its the shizzle
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Thanks folks...Pink do you have a pic?? the site doesn't....
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yep just found it www.rcmushroom.com ive included a pic of it it comes with everything you need it even comes with its own aloy carry case nuthing needed just plug and play i ordered mine from rcsquare and it should be here tomorrow
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Thanks Pink..i think that's the same as the Integy truer....cool...
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i have bin told by my friends that its made by integy
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That one does look like an integy.....................
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I have the fully automatic HUDY truer.....$500, yes, that is the best, but again.....$500 with a fancy case.

If you want something that will do a OK/good job....(let say HUDY will do only the BEST job).........I will say the INTEGY one is very good for less then $200.....

Friend of mine has one.........true all kind of tires (200mm, 235mm 1/12th scale and 1/8th scale)..........and I don't see any different between that compare to my Integy except $300 cheaper....

Oh....btw, I am talking about this INTEGY truer...

Team AUTOTRUECUT Tire Truing Machine for $189.99, that too come with a fancy case.........and it can cut in ANGLES just like the HUDY does....

http://integy.automated-shops.com/cg...33104001725.97
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All the obvious answers have been given by people here, but I think they are all missing the important points. A tire truer basically is a lathe for tires and there are three important things in a lathe for a good cut:

1. A motor that has enough torque
2. A good true arbor the will hold your tires and not wobble
3. A good cutting bit

For 1, almost all truers use a similar motor, generally a full sized car wiper motor. So there is not much difference between brands. For 2 this cannot be determined from looking at pictures. I have a Q World truer and its arbor is pretty good, has a small amount of movement. The HUDY arbor is also good, again it has a little movement. For the other brands I cannot say. But remember when you are cutting the job wants to move away from the cutting bit so you want as rigid assembly here as possible. For 3 the cutting bit is key. A poor bit will rip the tire and leave a poor quality finish that needs to be cleaned up. The best bit bar none is the Hudy carbide cutter. Note however that this bit fits into many of the other truers! So dont buy the HUDY truer just for the bit.

Lastly the automatic function I have found to be of very limited use, I would not buy a lathe based on this feature, it is not too hard to hold down a button or crank a lever. The automatic function will only save you a few seconds and may cost several hundred dollars.
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The automatic function will only save you a few seconds and may cost several hundred dollars.

It will however win valuable points in the bench racing championships.
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It will however win valuable points in the bench racing championships.
How many points do I get for my customised pit board and my colour matched antenna holder?
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Well that depends...

It could very well see you a clear 10 points ahead of the pack....
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