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Old 03-17-2007, 09:09 AM   #1
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I have been hearing about people cutting the wheels on there truggy's to make them more narrow. why is that? is there an advantage to this? is it Roar legal? Im just curious.

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Old 03-18-2007, 06:59 AM   #2
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Pro-Line makes a wheel that has an option to make it narrower. It is legal to do and doing iot makes the truck turn in a little more. I would'nt reccomend it on a wheel that does'nt have the option though. It would be impossible to glue the tire properly.
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kinda what I thought I wish I could get the tires off the wheel cause the tires are brand new.
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Actually this is something we used to tune with a lot about 10 years ago. You can narrow them and widen them.
You can make them narrower by cutting the inner bead off right against the inner band and mounting the tire inside of that.
You can make them wider by cutting off the outer band on the outside bead and mounting the tire on the very edge of the wheel.
Obviously there is room to experiment with this and moving the tire around in many combinations.
Keep in mind ALL the things you change though. Not only the width of the tire. The wheelbase changes, as well as the ride height. It can effect offset and even roll center.
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