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Old 06-13-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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I have raced 1/10 for years and my wheels have always come with holes for the tire to breath. I also but two holes in the center of the tread on the tire to help let dirt escape. I just started in 1/8th scale and the AKA and ProLine wheels I have do not have pre-drilled holes. Should I drill the wheels out as well as the tires, or will putting two holes in the tire be enough? Any noticable difference between the two choices?
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I personally just put holes in the tires. I think the holes in the wheels will let too much dirt in. Most everyone that I race with just puts holes in the tire only.
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:26 PM   #3
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There was another thread about this not long ago. Just put 2 holes in the tires, none in the wheels. If the wheels come with holes, cove them from the inside w/ a piece of tape or a decal u don't plan on using. -f they are already glued up, used a dab of shoe goo to plug any holes in the wheels.
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Would hot glue work to plug holes in the rims?
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One hole in the rim is one too many! No holes in the rim! Two holes in the tread will be perfectly adequate to vent the tire. Holes in the rim only allow debris into the tire.
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Would hot glue work to plug holes in the rims?
I have never tried hot glue. If you have holes in the rim and the tire in not mounted yet a simple piece of tape will work. If the tire is already mounted you can still get away with tape just clean it good before you tape it. And check it after every run. Also a scrap piece off a decal will work instead of tape.
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Ducting tape is what use when i come across holey rims.

Thin, Sticky and does the job.
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Ducting tape is what use when i come across holey rims.

Thin, Sticky and does the job.
I may have to give that a try, I used my soldering iron with the point tip to put holes in the tires that i have mounted so I'll try that over the hot glue I already have on the holes...
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hi guys does that work for the truggy wheels as well
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hi guys does that work for the truggy wheels as well
Yes. No holes in the rim! Punch two small holes in the tires 180 degrees apart in the center of the tread. I use a adjustable/rotating leather punch to do mine. Do it before you mount them.
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I have put tape on the inside of wheels that have hole in them. Use to put on outside but tape kept coming off.....
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If you have to use tape on the outside(AKA you forgot to tape the inside), use a small square of electrical tape. I've done it like that for awhile now and never had a piece come off.
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Thanks for the info guys. I was hoping I wouldn't have to put holes in the wheels.
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Yes, if the wheels have holes tape inside and out side and punch 4 holes in each tire.
GRP did right with their stuff, no holes in wheels and and holes in tires....Good to go!
We have some left in stock, buggy and truggy.
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Yes, if the wheels have holes tape inside and out side and punch 4 holes in each tire. GRP did right with there stuff, no holes in wheels and and holes in tires....Good to go!
We have some left in stock, buggy and truggy.
4 holes if good but 2 180 degrees apart works fine too.
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