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Old 10-02-2011, 11:26 AM
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Hey guys, does it matter at all which way i mount my rims (All-star rims) on my trenchers? Thanks
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no they are not directional .
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no they are not directional .
What about Pro-line Scrubs?
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What about Pro-line Scrubs?
Those are directional.
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Ok sweet, just in case how do i know if a tire is directional or not?
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Ok sweet, just in case how do i know if a tire is directional or not?
I think tires are directional if you turn it around then it looks different, but if you turn it around and it looks exactly the same, then it isn't directional.
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My trenchers on both sides were completely the same, but when i mounted the rims they looked different. Are they directional?
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A lot of the time the rubber is directional but the rims often don't matter.
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I noticed that my B4.1 performes a load better when I have the tire tread pattern backward on one of my wheels. It grips the turns with ease, but, when the treads are "correct" they seem to slip more. BTW, I race on clay and loose soil. However, these poor tires just get eaten alive on blacktop because the rubber is just too soft.
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I noticed that my B4.1 performes a load better when I have the tire tread pattern backward on one of my wheels. It grips the turns with ease, but, when the treads are "correct" they seem to slip more. BTW, I race on clay and loose soil. However, these poor tires just get eaten alive on blacktop because the rubber is just too soft.
As tires wear the leading edge of each lug gets rounded off and they loose a little bite , when you switch them left too right you turn the tire around and the rear of each lug is now the leading edge and hasnt had the sharp edge worn down yet so it has more bite for a little while .
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Ok, I had wondered why that was happening thanks BashemSmashem.
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