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    Balancing 3.8 Trencher tires.

    Ok, so one of the trencher tires i got pre mounted is super wobbly. It makes the truck jump like it has hydraulics. I ordered the Losi tire balancer. Will that work with the massive size of the 3.8 trenchers?

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    If it's the Losi tire balancer, part number: LOSA99176, it won't work with truck wheels. It's for buggy wheels. I ordered one a while back, and I had to send it back. It just wasn't high enough, or deep enough to do my truck tires. I have a helicopter blade balancer that I made adapters for, so I can do my truck wheels.

    Anyway, that's what I use to check my wheel balance. Then, I use self adhesive RC aircraft lead balancing weights, silicone coated to my rims to balance my rims. A lot of guys though, make truck tire balancers out of old Emax axles mounted onto wooden 2 x 4's to check their wheels' balance, and then use clay to balance there wheels.

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    That sucks! Guess I will have to cancel that order. Luckily it hasn't shipped yet. I tried using an old carrier and axle but I had no luck. :/ Hopefully someone who has done it can chime in and possibly post some pics. Haha.

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    Make one like this. I made it out of an old carrier, hex, some plastic stand offs and some wood.
    I've balanced 3 sets of tires on it so far and all were as close as I could get them to a perfect balance.

    Here's one, if you needed extra clearance you could always bolt the base plate on backwards.
    http://www.amain.com/RB-Products-Tir...tation/p200276

    Or how about this one, it's by integy, and I hesitate to recommend anything of theirs but how bad could they screw this up?
    http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...7#.VA1DNmK9KSM

    Last edited by Wildman4910; 09-08-2014 at 01:10 AM.
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

    LiPo? Naw NITRO!!

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    I did make my own similar to that but it seems like it would stop anywhere on the tire. Maybe bad bearings or something?

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wildman4910's Avatar
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    A good set of bearings help, did it happen with all 4 tires or just one?

    Mine is super sensitive, one of things I did notice with the 14mm hex one I made, it made a difference how tight I ran the nut down.
    For the 17mm it makes no difference.
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

    LiPo? Naw NITRO!!

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    I've removed the driveshaft between the axle and differential and spun the tire on the axle shaft while sitting on the truck. Best of all, it is free.
    The Super Derecho

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    One thing I did on my home made balancer was to remove the rubber seals and wash out any grease from the bearings so they spin free with no resistance.

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