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Old 01-11-2012, 08:33 AM   #76
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I'll mount buggy tires if I absolutely have to with the cheater machine but premounts please. They don't stay on the car long enough to be that finicky over them.
Frank what tire mounting system do you use?
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Frank what tire mounting system do you use?
This thing allows you to glue up a set of buggy tires in about 5-7 mins. Just press it down apply glue all the way around the bead and release it. Wipe any excess and slide the band over. By the time you are done with 1 side you can glue up the other side. It's a great tool. It won't work on the traditional truggy tires but with the new aka stuff and the Proline vtr wheels that are buggy like, with a larger top ring it will work great.

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Local hobby shops sell truggy tires for $130-$160 a mounted set. And I'm talking about some mediocre to good tires. Not the top ones.

If I can get online they go for $90-$110 shipped if they clear customs free of charge. If not, add up to 60%. There's also the delivery time to take in this math (around 15-30 days).

That's why truggy racing in my country is almost nonexistant.
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Tires are ridiculously expensive for how fast they wear. I wont say rip off because I don't know how much it cost to make but they are VERY expensive.
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Aka are made in USA also. The reason you see shortages of AKA tires sometimes is because the government only allows them to melt a certain amount of rubber a day due to the toxic fumes they release. Got that info straight from AKA when I called to bitch that nothing was in stock anywhere.
What? Hahaha!

Simply put; They cannot keep up with demand.
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ya know, i was thinking the other day....

wouldnt it be great to go to one website, and be able to order any tire in any compound, with any foam, on any wheel and have them premounted and shipped to you?

I think that would be super convenient for the racer who likes a certain brand of tire with a different brand of foam and rim.

If I were to do it, I'd call it "rcpremounts.com"

Or maybe a huge online store could do it and just charge a small fee for doing it. Either way, Im sure there would be a crap load of racers buying tires that way and there would be a ton of money to be made.

Just a thought....... One can dream right?
www.trackstarrc.com

We've been doing this for 3 years.

Though we don't have it programmed on the website all it takes is to purchase the products separately and fill in the message box "Please make premounts". That service is free as it always has been for tire/wheel purchases.

Currently we deal with AKA, Proline & Sweep. Panther is being set up as I type this and others to follow.
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