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Old 12-21-2010, 01:47 PM   #76
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Acetone method is what you want, Ive tried them all and baking is my least favorite along with boiling as they are both tedious processes compared to acetone where you "set it and forget it" Come back a day later and the tires are off with no fuss.

Aka's will work with HB tires but the truggy foams are a little too wide and need trimming.
Ok what about the Jconcepts tires? Which do I need?? Low profile or NON low profile? Thanks
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A guy would be rich if he could...retread our tires cheaply!
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good thing you guys don't race in Florida.......think your tire bill is big now come to a race here at one of our good tracks and get back to me.
Yea but try to understand we are a state thats all about having fun. You gotta' pay to play. I learned a long time ago if you need to know how much, you can't aford it.
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Yepp. That's right.
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Ok what about the Jconcepts tires? Which do I need?? Low profile or NON low profile? Thanks
most likely you're going to want the half-up low profile, this is similar to the proline LPR size or the AKA size and what 99.9% of people run near me
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lol tire bill? come play with us where there 470.00 a set and you have to buy 6 sets a year to run up front at most big races.
Speed cost money, how fast you want to go?
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Acetone method is what you want
and we get the acetone for a good deal up here
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I cut my tire costs at least in half by buying just the rubber and re-using inserts and wheels.
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To answer the OP's question: "When the buying stops, the killing can too!"

Seriously, things are priced the way they are because people keep on buying them...
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To answer the OP's question: "When the buying stops, the killing can too!"

Seriously, things are priced the way they are because people keep on buying them...
thats about as right on as one could get..so true
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and we get the acetone for a good deal up here


REAL good deal, Thx again for that Jug. It'll be years till i need more.
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I hear you can't reuse the proline foams but the aka's are ok to reuse once. Is this correct? I have an old set of calipers i'd like to just buy the rubber for. Does the acetone kill the wheels? What do you clean the acetone off with before mounting a new set?
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I hear you can't reuse the proline foams but the aka's are ok to reuse once. Is this correct? I have an old set of calipers i'd like to just buy the rubber for. Does the acetone kill the wheels? What do you clean the acetone off with before mounting a new set?


Acetone will not harm the wheel what so ever, Proline foams tend to degrade faster then the AKA's so its wise to only use the Proline's Once where as the AKA's can be used up to a dozen or more pending the condition they come out in.
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I hear of guys worrying about wrecking the foams with acetone. maybe some one suggested this already, but I just had a brain fart and why don't you just cut the tire off 1st, take the foam out, then soak the rim in acetone. that way you get to soak it on both sides of the rim, outer and inner, and save your foam. I might even give this a try this year.. plenty of old tire/wheel combos collectig dust..
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I hear of guys worrying about wrecking the foams with acetone. maybe some one suggested this already, but I just had a brain fart and why don't you just cut the tire off 1st, take the foam out, then soak the rim in acetone. that way you get to soak it on both sides of the rim, outer and inner, and save your foam. I might even give this a try this year.. plenty of old tire/wheel combos collectig dust..
I think that's just if your soaking the whole thing. If your not worried about keeping the tires then I would think cutting them out first is a good idea. I don't think id want me foam in acetone.
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