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Old 04-02-2017, 07:18 PM
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I've been attempting to modify some Proline tires.

Talking with a couple of guys locally I was able to try and make a couple sets... it's still a work in progress. When tires are done they'll be very close in size to a Rover tire.
tires right now are just tacked together but thought I'd share.












Sidewall tire is a BFG KR2 in a M4 compound pin tire is a 1:8 truggy suppressor tires also in a special compound of the G8.

Can't wait to test these tires out.

Whatever you guys pay someone to make custom tires. It's worth every penny they charge "thumbsup"
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Spent a few more hrs on these tires. Still need to fully glue them I decided to tack them together before gluing fully together.



Showing that they are close to the width of a Rover.
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I used loctite 406 glue and glued all tire parts together. then used my belt sander to sand ribbing off from inside and thin sidewalls a bit. Not perfect by any means. anyways a few pictures below. Sidewalls could be better but I'm afraid of sanding a hole thourgh the tire.






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Here's a mounted picture of my set of finished tires.. the other set is for a buddy of mine.



A big shout out to Paul at Pro-Line and mjyjxj (Don) for hooking me up with 8 BFG KR2 in a M4 compound and 8 truggy suppressor tires in a special compound of the G8.
Looking forward to running these.
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That's pretty cool you were able to get them in g8. How come you went so wide though? Most guys when doing custom tires go much more narrow. I have a set of spare voodoos I've been thinking of attempting to narrow.
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Thanks, I run 1" wheels and always liked how good the the Rover tires work so just made since for me to try and keep the size of the Rovers.
Tire were given to me so I don't know what compounds are available.
I'm running a set of voodoo's on my main comp rig uncut they work great also.
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Cool, I run full width voodoos on my 2.2 pro. Also have a set of white dot rovers I was going to shave and narrow, but they're destined to a different build now.
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Nice work. I've dabbled in cut and shut tires, it's a lot more work than it looks!!
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