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Old 03-09-2010, 02:31 PM   #31
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I will post pics as soon as I get home, I am still stuck at work.
Are you gluing the tire to the edge of the wheel? That's not very durable.
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I will post pics as soon as I get home, I am still stuck at work.
Pics please!
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Pics please!
he probably just glued them to the top of the wheel bead.
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:08 PM   #34
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he probably just glued them to the top of the wheel bead.
That's what I'm thinking too, but that would be risky. There's no way that would hold up for very long. I wouldn't do it like that for sure.
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Here are the pics. This set has about 9 races on them and yet not one part has come off from the glue job. Also, I do not use any CA glue for tires available. I use LOCTITE glue. It has no drying agent which dries slowly and more consistent than any glue you can buy. It bonds much better to the wheel and tire.

In the last 5 months that I started using LOCTITE glue I have not seen myself re-glueing tires at the track unlike many other racers I've seen. The tire was not glued to the top of the bead at all, it is nicely tucked in between the wheel beads, no mods to the wheel at all. This LOCTITE glue also crystallizes much less than any other brand and is much flexible. It takes longer to dry but patience pays off. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think ROAR allows the use of 4.0 wheels yet.

We had the LOSI winter Championship every year in Tampa Florida and these were not allowed, thus why many PRO's there were using this method below.
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Is it possible to mount AKA tires and foams to VTR wheels? If so, how did you make it work.
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Would u guys pick lpr bowties or aka I beams?
AKA I Beams have a lot more side bite with like forward traction. (And last 2.5 times longer in comparable compound)
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Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think ROAR allows the use of 4.0 wheels yet.
Correct, VTR's are NOT ROAR legal.
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Correct, VTR's are NOT ROAR legal.
YEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!! hahahaha, take that proline!!
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We had the LOSI winter Championship every year in Tampa Florida and these were not allowed, thus why many PRO's there were using this method below.[/QUOTE]

We had the Losi Winter Nats in Tampa one year (07) and they never came back, these wheels and tires were not even made then. I don't remember any doing this so help us out with more info?? It was a very wet start at that race and Adam was running small pin tires. By the end of the weekend it blue grooved and the Losi boys were spraying brake cleaner on the tires to soften the compound.
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hello

What is the widest tire?
lpr (bow tie), vtr (caliber) or aka (i-beam)
how much?

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I love my AKAs and Prolines but lately running mostly AKAs, only tire I really run from proline is the caliber and sometimes recoil, hate the holeshot. For AKA geez all of em city block, I beam, cross brace, gridiron in all compounds mostly soft and super soft, still bring the occasional med and hard if it's super blue grooved and abrasive. AKA does provide the highest quality of rubber IMO. AKA rims for buggy, I don't use them anymore, I mount my AKA tires on proline rims, never had a proline rim crack on me, aka on the other hand....

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