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Old 04-21-2006, 01:03 AM   #1
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Just wondering if there is a way of truing rubber tires so they are flat and even again, like you can with foam tires? I havnt got a tire truer and dont want to go a buy one either.
Ive got a handling issue with my tc4ft and i think ive traked it down to tires uevenly worn due to not keeping them in the same position they came from eg. LF being changed to RR.
I have a bag full of tires that are all worn differently it would be great if i could get them all the same again.
Any help is appreciated.
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Not much you can do unfortunately. As rubber tires aren't solid like foams are (due to the insert, rim, tire combination) there really isn't any conceivable way to true them.
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Old 04-22-2006, 03:36 PM   #3
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at my local track I've seen people true their rubber tires. about 2 years agoo i guess and never seen it since. but the benefits are that you create a fresh layer of rubber thats almost as sticky and fresh as when you open your bag.
Love the smell of Frech rubber heh
also you can flatten the tire a bit, But its Really difficult to true a rubber tire because it is a bit bold compared to a Foam tire. its like trueing the rounded edges of a foam tire with your lathe. But it can be done.

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