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.
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.
I just keep adding modeling clay until it's balanced... Nothing fancy like lead tape, but it works.
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.
looks like it will work well with larger, wider tires too.......
one of my fav balancers...
Would you go flip my truck back over??
^^LOL blocks. i might steal some from my son's toy box.
humay has left the building, peace.