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Old 04-27-2009, 08:53 AM   #1
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So I have a pile of old sorex and takeoffs mounted from a long time ago. They sat in my tool box for a number of years. The rubber and wheels still look perfect. On a few pairs however, they were stored so they were sitting standing up, creating a flat spot on one patch of the tire. Is this something I can run? Will the flat spots come back out? Maybe practice but not for racing? or are they garbage?

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You can try this,

Apply traction compound on the tires, then store them laying flat on the wheel, in a zip lock bag for a couple of days.

They might come back to life, worth a shot.

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I dont actually think its the tires... i think its the inserts. I have had them laying on their side... compounded up over and over again for a few weeks... no change.
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Take a hair dryer or heat gun to them. I done this for off-road foams to get out the creases from being in the package. I don't know if the inserts in your tires are foam though? I dunno. But it might work.
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hhmm. ok thanks, ill give that a try and report back later.
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