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Old 05-24-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
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Do most of you guys have better luck with pre-glued tires and rims or better luck gluing your own?

Mostly talking about buggy dish wheels
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If they are AKA's I buy premounts. Anything else I mount them myself unless I feel like blowing all four off on the first lap. AKA has it right with there premounts. Everyone else needs to catch on.
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I prefer to mount my on wheels. If Ilose a race because the tires blow off, then I can only blame myself
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Glue my own for sure! I have had too many preglueds come unglued during a race.

And most of the time the unglued tyres and wheels are slightly cheaper. Every dollar counts in this hobby.
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I prefer to mount my on wheels. If Ilose a race because the tires blow off, then I can only blame myself
That's excatly how i see it.
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AKA's is all I run. The pre-mounts I have on there now, so far, so good. But I have heard different things on the general matter.
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AKA's is all I run. The pre-mounts I have on there now, so far, so good. But I have heard different things on the general matter.
AKA's are pretty good when it comes to preglued ones...I doubt you will have a problem.
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I prefer to mount my on wheels. If Ilose a race because the tires blow off, then I can only blame myself
Same Here i have never had one of my tires come off but have had LOTS Pre-Glued tires come off in a race. It may happen one day but i keep a good eye on my tires if i glued them.
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I run AKA tires and the premounts are awesome for buggy, never had any issues. If and when I buy Pro Line I glue them myself and be sure to wash the tires and rims in soapy water before gluing. And that brings up another point. When cleaning your buggy, don't buy expensive cleaners, Take it apart and throw away the bearings, then soak the car parts in the sink with good ol fashoned dish soap and use a sponge and toothbrush to get the car clean, works for diffs too. then replace the bearings with AVIDs for a buck....
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its cheaper if you glue your own.. so if you are on a budget then you save about $5 a set
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I run AKA tires and the premounts are awesome for buggy, never had any issues. If and when I buy Pro Line I glue them myself and be sure to wash the tires and rims in soapy water before gluing. And that brings up another point. When cleaning your buggy, don't buy expensive cleaners, Take it apart and throw away the bearings, then soak the car parts in the sink with good ol fashoned dish soap and use a sponge and toothbrush to get the car clean, works for diffs too. then replace the bearings with AVIDs for a buck....
i use avids but i race and clean weekly. Im not paying 22 bucks a week in just bearings. they last longer then a day
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its cheaper if you glue your own.. so if you are on a budget then you save about $5 a set
i do both, ill glue if needed but i try to buy premounts, its cheaper. go price them out. I just went on amain, priced premount soft buggy city blocks, 54.98 , priced, glue, tires, and wheels 60.46
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i do both, ill glue if needed but i try to buy premounts, its cheaper. go price them out. I just went on amain, priced premount soft buggy city blocks, 54.98 , priced, glue, tires, and wheels 60.46
Glue will last a few sets of tyres though.

Well in my case it does.
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Glue will last a few sets of tyres though.

Well in my case it does.
its good if you buy a couple sets at a time, i dont like storing glue, ive tried fridge and inside the house. i but new glue every time if im mounting tires, i hate old glue
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i do both, ill glue if needed but i try to buy premounts, its cheaper. go price them out. I just went on amain, priced premount soft buggy city blocks, 54.98 , priced, glue, tires, and wheels 60.46
yes and glue isnt cheap ..so once you own glue you will save about $3 per set
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