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Old 03-09-2013, 02:42 PM
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I've been racing for a little over 3 years now and have a lot of worn out tires. What I'm wondering is what everyone does with used tires. Do you just throw them away? Or can they be used for something else.
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I use mine for street use when you have to do test runs and things like that
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If the rim and foam are good ill cut the foam out and acetone the rubber off the rim.

Sometimes ghost pins/slicks work on some tracks so it's good to keep some around.
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Originally Posted by Grandturk
If the rim and foam are good ill cut the foam out and acetone the rubber off the rim.

Sometimes ghost pins/slicks work on some tracks so it's good to keep some around.
Like he said....
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LOL. At my track we have the exact opposite problem. We will take a brand new in package set of tires, and grind them down to slicks or ghost pins.
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Originally Posted by 1mrdad
LOL. At my track we have the exact opposite problem. We will take a brand new in package set of tires, and grind them down to slicks or ghost pins.
We can only hope that some of the traction goes away at leisure. I personally like running a full pin tire...
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Here's a good way to save the rims... Quik and easy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1riFFSLnkF4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AAKghytVLo
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I never would have thought of that. After a couple of sets of tires the heat gun pays for itself. And no messing around with a vat of acetone. Good idea
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