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Old 03-11-2016, 03:36 PM
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hey, for you guys running the primes, do you vent the tires? or the rim? both? or not at all??...
I drilled the wheels just because we wash them quite often so the foam don't get wet and ruin.
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Old 03-11-2016, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Lowe's48 View Post
I drilled the wheels just because we wash them quite often so the foam don't get wet and ruin.
I always vent my wheels for the reasons Lowe's said above.
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If you wish to discuss Pro-line Primes specifically, feel free. Otherwise please use the appropriate vehicle threads for set up advice.

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Originally Posted by Dan.J View Post
I always vent my wheels for the reasons Lowe's said above.
I also used to vent my wheels only as getting water or simple green and especially tire sauce inside the tires destroys the foams pretty fast. Although I've done quite a bit of testing of tires sets with wheels vented only and sets with tires vented as well as the wheels (most of my wheels come pre vented) and my vented tires are more consistent. My lap times are more consistent. To minimize the amount of liquid that enters my tires I've vented the sidewall instead of the top.

I don't have a Durometer yet but It seems I can feel the vented tires are a bit softer due to their ability to expel air more quickly.
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i didnt mean to intrude on the thread, not running primes on a sct, but was curious because of the similar size of sct tires to 8th scale buggy... just got my wheels and tires to glue up and im kinda stuck debating the tire or rim vent.. i mean its clay so it sticks to the rubber, but used to venting outdoor tires and havent had abnormal insert breakdown from quick washing at the end of the day...
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Originally Posted by 13Maschine View Post
I also used to vent my wheels only as getting water or simple green and especially tire sauce inside the tires destroys the foams pretty fast. Although I've done quite a bit of testing of tires sets with wheels vented only and sets with tires vented as well as the wheels (most of my wheels come pre vented) and my vented tires are more consistent. My lap times are more consistent. To minimize the amount of liquid that enters my tires I've vented the sidewall instead of the top.

I don't have a Durometer yet but It seems I can feel the vented tires are a bit softer due to their ability to expel air more quickly.
hey, how far in do you vent the sidewall? on the crest of the tire or the actual sidewall?
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I try to punch the hole about middle of the sidewall. I"ll post some pics later today on where I cut holes in my tires. I use a leather punch which is essentially what the AKA tire punch tool is. Lots of options on Amazon, I went for a multi tool that has a 2mm punch size. It's perfect for 10th scale tires. I use the "S" of the Made in USA mark of the Primes for a marker and then I do the opposite side for equality. I'm still experimenting with number of holes.

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My most recent testing session of slicks was at SCVRC last week. This has been my home track for a few years now. Basically since they opened as 111. So far this is the only track I've tested slicks. I don't think they will work all that well at OCRC. I'll try them soon though.

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As I write this I think the other trick to washing tires and preventing water from getting inside is not to dunk the tire. Only brush with a wet brush. DOn't submerge.

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here's a shot of how I vent my tires:
Attached Thumbnails Proline prime on "HIGH" traction clay-img_0190.jpg   Proline prime on "HIGH" traction clay-img_0201.jpg  

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Originally Posted by 13Maschine View Post
here's a shot of how I vent my tires:
ah ha! thank you for the photos, clears it up perfect...
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I though Long camber links gave you more body roll??????
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Originally Posted by taz169 View Post
I though Long camber links gave you more body roll??????
Long camber link gives you less camber gain throughout suspension. Low camber link location on shock tower will give you more body roll due to higher roll center.
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How much difference would it be breaking in Electrons until they are dull vs. primes. For those on the thread, testing will be SCVRC soon. Also, I"m assuming this discussion is the MC? thx much
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How much difference would it be breaking in Electrons until they are dull vs. primes. For those on the thread, testing will be SCVRC soon. Also, I"m assuming this discussion is the MC? thx much
The worn out electrons will definitely have less grip than primes especially at Scvrc.
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