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    10 min Tire Balancer

    Hey guys, just wanted to promote the benefits of balancing your tires. Tire balancers cost a little more than I'm willing to spend, so I built my own using a 1x4, aluminum L-bracket, and an old erevo knuckle. The only money I spent was on the ceramic bearings I put in the knuckles. You don't need ceramic bearings...but I wanted it to be as smooth and accurate as possible. The bearings cost $10. It took me 10 minutes to build.



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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    looks good ! i made one with a long bolt and some bearings (t maxx bearings fit right inside the rim ) and plastic bushings .spins good works fine!
    how do you calculate the weight? i have putty balance it then weigh the putty and cut the lead tape
    Last edited by 50togo; 11-23-2012 at 04:17 PM.

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    I just keep adding modeling clay until it's balanced... Nothing fancy like lead tape, but it works.

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    Nice job! I did something similar a while back using a spare carrier, but I just attached the carrier to a piece of 1x3 and clamp it on the edge of my table.
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. 87 GN's Avatar
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    looks like it will work well with larger, wider tires too.......

    one of my fav balancers...
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...wheel-balancer
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    ^^LOL blocks. i might steal some from my son's toy box.
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