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Old 04-06-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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We have a nice little group of competetive guys that get together and race our very fast truggies on assorted tracks but we are spending way to much time with tire durability. Is there a heavy or belted tire that wont expand so much. Is there a different foam insert? The best tire we have found so far is the revo tires but even those eventually will come off in large pieces when running our large rally track.
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Put a strip o duct tape on the inside of the tire before you glue them and it will prevent them from ballooning.
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try lining the inner tire with fiberglass reinforced tape
also run some around the foams
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui4xTVoJdZE

i did this my tires and it worked out pretty good
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When you keep the tire from ballooning, does it effect traction in any way?
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get yourself a set of preglued GRP tires/rims. I have had them on my 8ight-t brushless for 2 seasons now with ZERO problems. and no tire off the rim stuff.
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Put a strip o duct tape on the inside of the tire before you glue them and it will prevent them from ballooning.
Tha't one of those redneck fixes, no? I don't know if there is adhesive sticky enough in duct tape that the tire won't be able to pull away from it at speed eventually.
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Tha't one of those redneck fixes, no? I don't know if there is adhesive sticky enough in duct tape that the tire won't be able to pull away from it at speed eventually.
no this is an actual fix, not a redneck fix.
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no this is an actual fix, not a redneck fix.
If you say so, but since duct tape was invented for taping together duct work any other use that someone calls a actual fix is a redneck fix. Ask any redneck. Ask a tire company and they'll get a good laugh.

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Jus outta curiousity, what are you all running for diff fluids? When was the last time they were re-built?
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The pizza cutter effect in truggy tires is really shown in truggy brushless. With LPR sized rims and appropriate tires in an m2 style or harder compound it hasn't been much of an issue.

Maybe give AKA tires a look. The guy I raced with who also had a brushless truggy was using AKAs and had no issues. My LPRs Crimes M2s didn't have issues either.
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Put fiberglass reinforced packing tape around the foam insert and then turn the tire inside out and run a strip around the tire. glue them up and you will be good to go.
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If you say so, but since duct tape was invented for taping together duct work any other use that someone calls a actual fix is a redneck fix. Ask any redneck. Ask a tire company and they'll get a good laugh.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...term=duct+tape
what ever, im not going to argue with someone who doesnt know what they are talkin about
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If you say so, but since duct tape was invented for taping together duct work any other use that someone calls a actual fix is a redneck fix. Ask any redneck. Ask a tire company and they'll get a good laugh.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...term=duct+tape

Duct tape is probably the most useful invention ever. While it may have been designed or taping ducts, it works perfectly or preventing your tires from ballooning. Redneck or not, it works. Just turn the tires inside out and run a strip around the tire. Glue them up and no ballooning. That simple. No need for a complicated fix.

You can also spray your tires with Simple Green cleaner and it will give them crazy traction too.
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great! just what I am looking for. I will use duct tape on some crimefighters that I have for a crt pro. What about firmer tire inserts would that help.
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