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Old 05-01-2005, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default Mounting Off-Road Tires (buggy)

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I am looking for any and all tips on mounting 1/10th scale buggy tires; whether it's trimming the foam, trimming the rubber, glueing the two-stage inserts, etc, etc.

In general, it seems like the bead of the tire wants to sit in the groove of the rim properly. I am tempted to trim the rubber bead a bit on the inside so that it will seat in/on the rim better?

Is this the proper approach?

Any and all comments are appreciated.
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Are the tires coming off? If they aren't, don't mess with them. Mount them up, tape the bead, and glue them.
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i tend to trim the foams to make them a shape like this

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instead of this shape
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it seems to make the side wall a little more constistant and not prepacked foam.

others have different people have different tricks and like different ones better.
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Are the tires coming off? If they aren't, don't mess with them. Mount them up, tape the bead, and glue them.
If you can see the bead, its time to re-glue. Take a dremel and shave away some of the bead and use Losi THICK tire glue, thin may dry faster but it doesnt hold up well on the side walls. When the tire pulls up like that the car rolls over on that, and thats never good.
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