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Old 10-22-2007, 06:20 PM   #61
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Ok. Anyone wanna buy 12 pairs of Proline gray foam for buggy?
If you don't sell those then you have 4 brand new beer coozies! Someone mentioned three of them together make a good beer coozie! Unless they are truggy foams of course then 2 should do it.

I spent last week removing some brand new crime fighters from the rims so I could re glue them with OFNA foams. After spending $73 +- on the tires and rims initially then I had to buy a gallon of acetone $12 and the new foams $15 plus about $3 in glue. I got around $100 invested in these 4 truggy wheels.

Now I have the same to do with a set of bow ties and a set of hole shots. This is getting expensive! Once these tires I have now are worn out I am done with Proline products.

You guys need to watch out for the new wheels/tires from JConcepts. Some local guys where running them this past weekend and they are dialed! Say good bye to Proline!
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anyone think we should send this thread to Proline ????
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anyone think we should send this thread to Proline ????
If you had read the thread thru you would realise i have already done so and have had a reply here from them and it was pretty lolable.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:38 AM   #64
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I did see that!! However I guess I just thought at three pages we might have a bit more clout!... but guess they just dont care!!..
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:41 AM   #65
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They didn`t care last year when we brought it to their attention , why would they now ?
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:49 AM   #66
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I am glad that I am not the only one having problems with Pro Line Stock Foams and Pro Line Grey/White. At first, I thought it was me. I have used both, and neither of them last very long. The Grey/White's felt great for 3-4 runs and then they where DUST!! The OEM foams died after one run. If I don't have any Trinity Grey, G/W, Blue or B/W's, I'll stick a Stock Losi foam in there. They are better then the Pro Lines!!!!

Pro-Line, wake up people and make your foams better!!!!!!
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:20 PM   #67
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Bump!

Proline molded foams still suck! Buyer beware!
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i had a tire rip open after catching a nail on a board and what I thought was dust/dirt coming out of the tire actually ended up being most of the foam. tire and foam were relatively new. seems like Proline has a real product problem on their hands that if go unrecognized will lead to a lot of unhappy customers. Bad for Proline, good for Panters and other competitors.
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I like their tires but their foam have problems......


Proline foam is just packing foam....... to keep the tires round


OFNA orange 4 me
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:56 AM   #70
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Thanks to you guys who are telling of their bad experiences with Proline molded foams. I hope that if this thread grows and hangs around long enough then Proline will get off their butt and fix the problem.

I think it's fair to anyone that is considering purchasing Proline tires that they are aware of the problem with the foams. If they want to pay the extra money to get another brand of foam to replace the Proline foam then thats thier option but I don't think it should have to be that way.

If i stacked all the proline buggy tires I have at home with good tread and the foams are ruined they would literally reach about 6' tall
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There were some serious problems with the molded foam last year, but everything I have gotten since about September of last year (2006) has been fine. I do think the gray moldeds are a little too hard for the M2 tires but they are just about perfect for the M3. I'm not sure how you guys are all tearing up foams. What is the secret?
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Thanks to you guys who are telling of their bad experiences with Proline molded foams. I hope that if this thread grows and hangs around long enough then Proline will get off their butt and fix the problem.

I think it's fair to anyone that is considering purchasing Proline tires that they are aware of the problem with the foams. If they want to pay the extra money to get another brand of foam to replace the Proline foam then thats thier option but I don't think it should have to be that way.

If i stacked all the proline buggy tires I have at home with good tread and the foams are ruined they would literally reach about 6' tall
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what exactly is bad with these foams??

i have a set thats used and they feel pretty soft, and i also just put a brand nw crimefighter with proline foam onto a rim and it feels nice and solid, i suppose this is gonna get super soft and uneven in a few runs??

do you want your tire foams to be squishy or rock hard, i dont race, and have a pair of badlands on the way, would it be better to put soft or hard foams into them??
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Softer foams generally feel better on rough tracks. Firmer foams typically feel better on smoother tracks. I have noticed the molded foam breaks in after a couple of runs. It tends to stay at that broken in feel for a long time. Standard foams tend to get softer and softer the more you run the tires.
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I emailed Proline again to see what they would say since the last time i contacted them [which was little over a year ago] and this is the B.S. answer they have . Obviously they don`t think there is a problem or really care to make any changes .



Brian,
Thank you for supporting Pro-Line/PROTOform products. I'm sorry
to hear that you are having trouble with your recent purchase. We do
warranty under any type of manufacturing defects. It is important that
we see any and all defective products to prevent this unfortunate
situation from becoming a serious problem. If you wish to send the
product in you will need to contact me directly to review the returns
procedure and receive an RMA# (Return Merchandise Authorization).
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note that packages sent without an RMA will not be replaced. Also,
findings after items are received supersede any implied warranty
because
all items are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Also, because the return is regarding a foam deterioration issue we
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also need to know the following.

Are the tires and wheels are vented correctly?
Did the tires become submerged beneath water at any point?

Pro-Line recommends mounting the tires with both the wheels and the
tires vented to allow the dirt and sand to escape when they expand. To
do this we recommend using a leather punch or scissors and cut two
diamond shaped holes on opposite ends of the tire. Also, to ensure the
full life of your foam inserts, do not expose to any type of moisture
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Moisture will cause the foam to breakdown and tear in most cases.

We look forward to working with you to assure your satisfaction.

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Now , I don`t cut my tires as I just drill holes in my rims they don`t already . Don`t you think putting holes in the tires would help the moisture they don`t want to get into the tire and foam . I explained to them that tracks occasionally have water and I clean my tires with water and Simple green . And Proline foams are the only foams I`ve had a problem with . Ofna and Panther foams hold up longer than my tires do , so why does Proline foams have such a problem , if nothing is wrong [in their opinion] .

I also sent them the link to this thread and they ignored it . We need to get together and stop buying Proline products as their are many other tire , foam , and body manufactures out there and more heading this way . Maybe this will wake them up .
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