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Old 04-08-2009, 08:17 AM   #1
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Sorry if this was covered but I can't find it. I just got some Panther tires for a B4 I picked up. The foam inserts are HUGE, like twice as wide as the tire. The tires are clay compound so they are super soft. Do guys narrow the foams to fit the tire better or try to cram all the foam in there? I can't see getting the tire to fit well on the rim with ALL that foam in there. How much do you guys trim off? Fronts are the worst but the rears are bad too. I've mounted tons of truck tires but the foams fit better in the truck tires than in the buggy ones.
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Cram it all in! With super soft compounds the tire carcass is floppy and needs more and/or stiffer foam to help holds its shape.

It helps to trim/bevel a little foam out of the inside so you can keep it from pushing into the channel when gluing the tire bead .
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like twice as wide as the tire.
never seen that
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Cram it all in! With super soft compounds the tire carcass is floppy and needs more and/or stiffer foam to help holds its shape.

It helps to trim/bevel a little foam out of the inside so you can keep it from pushing into the channel when gluing the tire bead .
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