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Old 03-10-2006, 05:11 PM   #1
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I got a great deal on some Rd Logic tires for my Storm however they are a pretty hard compound and I was wondering if there is a way to soften them up?
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:30 PM   #2
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Make a holder with a coat hanger and heng them.Now spray with WD40 and let sit for 3 hours.

Repeat until satisfied.
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And then throw them in the trash can
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How about baking them for a few minutes? lol
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Buggy GRIP!!! nuf said...

The best way to soften them is when they're brand spankin (out of the package) new.

pull them out of the plastic
remove the foam
place into a ziplock bag
spray motor spray directly into the ziplock bag with tires in there
seal the bag and remove as much air as possible
squeeze the bag and spread the motor spray around as much as possible
let sit for maybe 5 minutes
pull the tires out of the bag
let dry
mount the tires
glue them up
insert a long wrench or screw driver into the axle hole in the rim
spin the completed tire fast on the wrench
spray with motor spray and coat the entire tire
spin it again and make sure it's spining fast!
use a lighter to ignite the tire (for reals)...just touch the flame to the spinning tire
give it about 5-10 seconds and the flame will go out...make sure it keeps spining!
then while the tire is super warm, rub a bunch of BUGGY GRIP on the entire tire

This process softens the rubber on the inside and outside...the heat will open the pores in the rubber, while the pores are open, rub the buggy grip on the tire, this will allow the rubber to soak up the softening compound giving you a MUCH softer (overall softer) tire. Then just apply buggy grip about every qual/main run.

I know it sounds crazy, but try it and see....
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Bag um in a Zip-lock ...
Then soak um with motor spray for 5 minutes...
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oooo Fire!!! sounds good hehe, I've never heard of anyone using that method to soften the tire.
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thats the way to go, fosho
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Fire Fire!Yea WD40 serves the same purpose as the motor spray.
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Wd-40 works , but will take alot longer to achieve a softer tire...


also distilled turpentine, will soften um up real fast....
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if you are just heating them up with the fire I might suggest you put them in the oven or microwave instead it would be safer
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The previously mentioned Buggy Grip = Distilled turpentine with dye... Save a few bucks and go to the hardware store and pick up a GALLON for like a buck ninety nine. Then put a drop of whatever color you prefer into a small spray bottle, add the turpentine and sell it for 5 bucks a bottle as "Billy Bob's super dooper mega awesome tire softenin' stuff" You'll make a mint at the local off road track...

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The previously mentioned Buggy Grip = Distilled turpentine with dye... Save a few bucks and go to the hardware store and pick up a GALLON for like a buck ninety nine. Then put a drop of whatever color you prefer into a small spray bottle, add the turpentine and sell it for 5 bucks a bottle as "Billy Bob's super dooper mega awesome tire softenin' stuff" You'll make a mint at the local off road track...

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The previously mentioned Buggy Grip = Distilled turpentine with dye... Save a few bucks and go to the hardware store and pick up a GALLON for like a buck ninety nine. Then put a drop of whatever color you prefer into a small spray bottle, add the turpentine and sell it for 5 bucks a bottle as "Billy Bob's super dooper mega awesome tire softenin' stuff" You'll make a mint at the local off road track...

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