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Old 09-03-2008, 08:59 AM   #16
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wow i feel dumb cuz ive never heard of drilling holes in the tires.

please expalin to what the difference between a hole in a tire and a hole in the rim does

When there are hole(s) in the wheel, dirt & water gets trapped inside the tire with the foam, causing the foam to break down rapidly. When there is a hole(s) in the tire, any dirt & water that gets inside, is ejected from centrifugal force during racing. My foams last 4x longer with this method.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:03 AM   #17
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The hole in the tire or rim does the same thing(lets the air out of the tire,so it dosen't bounce),but a hole in the rim lets dust and dirt get inside the wheel and ruin foams,a hole in the tire only lets out any water from washing or dust by cetrifugal force,and foams last longer.
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HaHa posted at the same time
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wow i feel dumb cuz ive never heard of drilling holes in the tires.

please expalin to what the difference between a hole in a tire and a hole in the rim does
A hole in the rim lets the air escape and helps minimize ballooning but if dirt enters the hole in the rim, there is no way for it to get out. A hole in the tire does the same thing but also will let out moisture, dirt and debris by centrifugal force as the tire spins.

I also use a leather punch. Works great.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:47 AM   #20
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i just sharpened up some brass tube i had in the shed soldered a T on the end and use it as a punch for the tyres works great
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I use the boring tip that came with my dremel. It's the perfect size and you can leave the tires on the rims.
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o i see..where creative ive never seen anyone do this but putting the holes in them i could see would be nice for when you on like a whoops section or hit a rock or something..

i bought my tires all pre mounted so i wonder if i could still punch..

how big is the hole
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I usually put a 2-3mm hole 180 degrees from each other.
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o alright i see
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