By Mike Garrison
Team Associated has released their new Factory Team wheel balancing tool, and to accompany the new release, design engineer TJ Eller explains how to use it.
Press Release from Team Associated:
A balanced tire on any type of RC car can drastically improve the handling characteristics and decrease drivetrain wear by reducing rotational vibration. The new FT Tire Balancer offers a universal design to work on all popular types of RC wheels, and the handheld design of the tool makes it easy to use in any situation. A double-sided adapter nut allows for balancing on an array of different wheels while FT ball bearings ensure a smooth and free spinning operation -- a critical component in a tire balancer. The FT tire balancer is also anodized with black and blue components to look good in your toolbox.
- Universal design allows balancing on most popular RC wheels: 1:10 on- and off-road, 1:8 on- and off-road, 1:18 scale, and Monster truck
- Handheld design allows for ease of use and convenient pit box storage
- Team Associated FT ball bearings for smooth operation
- Balancing clay included
- M3x25mm set screw included for use on wheels with deep offsets