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Old 03-02-2012, 05:32 AM   #1
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Questions?? Prepping tires to Mount them???

OK, ive heard the newest thing is to NOT drill out the rims and always punch 2 holes in the tires on opposite sides of the tire and duct tape the inside to stop ballooning...

Is this true and does it count for ALL tires(indoor and outdoor)?
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There are benefits to both ways, and people seem to go back and forth.

The benefits to punching holes in the tires are that if water/moisture gets inside the tires, the motion of the tires spinning will throw out the water (inertia).

I like that method myself.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:34 AM   #3
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OK, ive heard the newest thing is to NOT drill out the rims and always punch 2 holes in the tires on opposite sides of the tire and duct tape the inside to stop ballooning...

Is this true and does it count for ALL tires(indoor and outdoor)?
Bashers may use duct tape, but it adds weight and inbalance. Racers don't use duct tape or Integy.
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Bashers may use duct tape, but it adds weight and inbalance. Racers don't use duct tape or Integy.
laugh out loud at integy. hahah
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The duct tape/carpet tape thing went out when lower profile truggy tires hit the market.

Ballooning of the tires is part of what makes you car (gearing) work.

Try throttle control for less wheel spin rather than duct tape.


Here is how we prep and glue at Track Star:

One 3mm hole in the tire. Wipe the tire bead and the wheel bead with acetone using a clean lint free cloth (like microfiber) allow the acetone to completely dry. Assemble tire/insert/wheel. Use a good tire band or rubber band (We prefer #84 for 1/8 buggy) and band them as close to the edge of the sidewall as possible. Use a high quality CA glue made for rubber/plastic bonding. (We exclusively us AKA) Your glue should be fresh and stored in a cool and dark storage area. Pull back the bead and run a 1mm(ish) strip of CA along the inner most edge down in the tire bead approx 12mm long. When releasing the bead it should return to the wheel and you should see a slight bit of glue at the surface (this will let you know that there is enough glue from inner to outer) then move on to the next 12mm section and repeat. You want to overlap just a bit so the entire bead surface is glued.

Some side notes and cautions:

Use CA glue and Acetone in a well ventilated area. It is also a good practice if gluing up more than 4 tires at a time to set them away from your work area or use a fan to pull fumes away from you.

When letting the tire bead return to the wheel if you do not notice no glue at the surface quickly pull the bead back to inspect and add more if needed.

A tiny bit of CA glue goes a long way so we recommend to use a glue tube or tip.

CA will bond to your skin quickly. You can soak the area in warm water (the warmer the better) If you glue tire regularly you can get yourself some liquid glove or neu-skin and apply before hand. Then if you do get glue on your hands/fingers simply peel off.
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Rubbing alcohol, Nitro spray works fine to clean the tire beads as well.
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Simple green works a treat but gotta let it dry all the way before mounting.
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So you tire band them before you glue them? Or you band after you are all flued up?
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So you tire band them before you glue them? Or you band after you are all flued up?
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http://www.tytessmann.com/tips/glueing_tires.html

you do the prepping right, and it should not come off for the entire life of the tires. Be careful of old CA too. I keep mine's in the fridge for storage.
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Racers don't use duct tape or Integy.
Well i guess its a good thing im not a racer like you then....But then again its only a Steering Wheel upgrade so if that makes me a Non-racer i'd rather have it that way and be myself and make things My Own but to each their own

But thats why i asked becuz we just dink around at our home built track at my Bro-In-Laws house or go into town and run on practice night at the local indoor track and we try to take care of what we have and not sponsored so i'd like it to last for as long as it can and ALOT of people even non racers probably run more than we do and have more experience and tips than us so that is why i asked...

I have glued a few set of tires and had a 2 tire failures and both were on the same set and was 1 of the first sets i did and since ive had good luck...Just like washing the body in dish soap i also do that with all my tires and rims before glue or even sanding becuz once you sand them you take whatever contaminants are on the wheel/tire will get sanded into them thus causing more issues so i always wash whatever im prepping and only duct taped 1 set of tires and was not impressed THUS my questions...

But i was mainly asking about the holes in the rims/tires and the duct tape but obviously duct tape is old news but as far as the holes go i was told the holes in the rims are not a good idea becuz when the tire lands on impact the tires will squish/compact so once they begin to take form again they suck any dirt in and the dirt will have a hard time escaping becuz the foam will be in the way so they said just to do holes in the tires and i was told 2 holes but i see Tessman does 6 small holes and looks like no holes in the rims which supports what i was told(ALSO THANKS TO REDBONES for the link)

But keep the suggestions goin since its always nice to see what alot of people like and why or whatever links you've learned from
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