View Full Version : Wheel balance on front end.
03-31-2006, 01:57 PM
Anyone else have this trouble?
I have terrible balence on the front end.
Even when I had new rims and tires those suckers wobbled like you would not believe!
Currently running stock rims w/ pro-line dirt works tires and standard foam inserts.
I found something the other day that was a hard ruber foam insert. Would this work better and help balence out those woblers up front?
03-31-2006, 02:37 PM
My front in shakes horribly. Part of my problem is that I am not running washers, so the wheel is not tight enough, I am working on fixing that. Also, check to make sure that your linkage for the steering is all tight and there is no play in the sytem, mine has some now and that is my next project to fix. Also, check to make sure that the tire is completely glued down all the way and even. If it helps, just boil them off and check for any trash inside the tire and when you reglue them, make sure to find away, like using a tight, fat, rubber band to keep pressure all the way around the wheel, that way it will have a strong even glue all the way.
03-31-2006, 04:23 PM
Steering linkage seems nice and snug. I'm running alum.
Do have the plastic press washers on both sides of the bering and axles are brand new.
Also new kingpins and alum caster blocks and steering knuckles. Everything seems nice and tight.
But the wheels still wobbles like crazy! Uurg!!
I'll try to boil them off and re-glue. See what happens.
03-31-2006, 05:21 PM
You may have dirt or water inside the tires. That would definatly throw your balance off. I always put holes in the tires instead of the rims, because then, if water or something does get in, centipital force will throw it back out.
The molded inserts would definatly help with the wobbling, since they would not be moving around inside the tire. Panther makes them, and you can find them at www.amainhobbies.com .
Another problem could be your actual tire choice. You choose a tire with large lugs, and a lot of weight, so if it is out of balance, the extra tire weight will make it worse.
03-31-2006, 06:41 PM
Thanks for the info. Couldn't remember where I saw those suckers.
Anyone tried these out??
I love my pro-lines especially the dirtwork tires.
Not so hot on hard dirt track or sand top but all other surfaces work great on and wear very well.
Also thought of moving to a lower profile tire.
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