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Old 05-04-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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Hi there, I am sure this question may have been asked before but not sure?

I will be attempting to mount my new Sweep tyres that arrived on Monday soon.
A while ago I bought a heap of Rulex rims from RC Carolina, now never having done it before but seeing my premounted wheels.
I have noticed the premounts have holes in the tyres (small holes) inside the tread area.
And I am sure I have read somewhere in here about people drilling holes in rims, I understand they need a hole somewhere so the tyre can "breathe" or have somewhere for air to escape.
So what is better, punch small holes in tyre, or drill small holes in rim?

Also I will probably buy a tyre truer/balancer, am I best to fit the tyre to the rim and move it around (before glueing) to find the area of least inbalance before glueing?
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I would say put the vent holes in the tires. I don't like he holes in the wheels.

I sand the rim down, wipe it down with acetone, wipe the tire down with acetone and put them together. No really need to try to balance the tire on the wheel before glueing.

I do balance truggy tires after glueing, but I have never had to balance buggy tires before.
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I would say put the vent holes in the tires. I don't like he holes in the wheels.

I sand the rim down, wipe it down with acetone, wipe the tire down with acetone and put them together. No really need to try to balance the tire on the wheel before glueing.

I do balance truggy tires after glueing, but I have never had to balance buggy tires before.
Acetone removes tires from glued wheels... why would you use that ?


Use denatured alcohol.
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Thanks again, I will get myself a small hole punch
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I have seen top racers use the hole in the tread instead of the rim to remove dirt and water from the tire as it spins. it keeps your tires balanced longer and when you wash your tires just spin them for a bit and they will be nice and dry
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If the wheels come pre-drilled, should the holes be covered with something like tape or a sticker? Just punch holes in the tires only? What size hole should be punched in buggy tires and truggy tires?
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Acetone removes tires from glued wheels... why would you use that ?


Use denatured alcohol.
All I ever use is acetone to clean the rims and tires, I don't even sand the rim, and it works great. You don't soak them in acetone, you just put some on a cloth and clean the beads.
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