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    Tire/wheel balance

    The very first thing I've done to my new XO is balance the wheels. It's hard to believe these stock wheels needed so much weight to balance. Not so much the rear ones, but the front. I ended up putting 2.4gms on one of the fronts and almost that much on the other. I didn't need near that much to balance my big heavy Trencher-Xs.

    I can't imagine doing 40mph without issues unbalanced, let alone 100

    And one isn't quite true when I spin it either.

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    what are you using to balance your wheels ?

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    That's not good.
    Last edited by BL-Bob; 08-18-2013 at 08:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSTBOY View Post
    what are you using to balance your wheels ?
    Team Losi precision balancer and the provided putty.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOSA99176-Lo...item4ac6fabe3b
    Last edited by Flyextreme; 08-18-2013 at 01:30 PM.

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    I balanced my stockers for the first time the other day. Been 85+ mph unbalanced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyextreme View Post
    Team Losi precision balancer and the provided putty.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOSA99176-Lo...item4ac6fabe3b
    How did you balance them with that type of hex?
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    I considered Dremeling "notches" for the Traxxas hex, but tried it with out doing so and found there's just enough thread to mount the wheel.......barely.

    I will likely notch it later on.

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    Oh ok. So you just butted the wheel up against the hex then? I just balanced mine on the front of my 2wd lol.
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    Well, I just put the XO on the stand and spun it up to check for vibrations and it's running smooth as silk. However, this is only at the estimated 50mph stock/locked/out of the box settings. I expect it to run smooth at higher speeds too.

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    I noticed mine tends to vibrate more at lower speeds. At least it did before balancing. I'll have to see how it is now.
    Jeremy

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    Tested mine a bit ago and wow, what a difference. I knew balancing helps but was just too lazy to do it until now. I'm glad I did.
    Jeremy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponie1992 View Post
    Tested mine a bit ago and wow, what a difference. I knew balancing helps but was just too lazy to do it until now. I'm glad I did.
    Yeah, my ERBE and Rustler are different cars after balancing the wheels. That's why that's the first thing I do now. Not to mention every other part on the cars/trucks appreciate the improvement.

    I still find it hard to believe I had to add so much weight to balance. Then again, added around 6gms or more (estimating) to one of the stock ERBE wheels. It would start bouncing at about 15-20mph.
    Last edited by Flyextreme; 08-19-2013 at 12:57 AM.

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    Yeah my right rear took a lot of weight but it had kissed a curb so it was expected. You should have seen how bad my turnbuckles vibrated before. Now they don't at all. Wish the rain would stop so I could run it.
    Jeremy

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    Rain ??? What is that ??? We haven't had any rain in almost a month !!

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    A month??!?!! We haven't had any rain in so long I can't remember. It's been months and months and then it was just a teaser. We need some rain to clean the roads some.

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    Come to SC. We have had all the rain you'd ever need this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponie1992 View Post
    Come to SC. We have had all the rain you'd ever need this summer.
    No thanks, it also usually comes with humidity. However, this perfect weather everyday, almost year 'round gets kinda old.

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    Perfect weather year round gets old? I wish I had it that bad lol!
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