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Old 11-12-2011, 05:33 PM   #31
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I couldn't find 12 scale rims on either of those sites. do you have a product number?
No I dont have any part #s. You are correct though, and I no longer see them on their websites. (Its been awhile since I looked). Your best bet would be to email them though. They might still be able to help you out.


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Old 11-12-2011, 05:34 PM   #32
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No I dont have any part #s. You are correct though, and I no longer see them on their websites. (Its been awhile since I looked). Your best bet would be to email them though. They might still be able to help you out.


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Old 04-07-2015, 09:11 PM   #33
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I use slippers. You need to feel the compound with your fingers and choose the right one.





I prefer the grip of the slippers foams over Tamiya tires. Around 3 hours of run time.
Resurrection of this old page looking for help. What kind of glue do you use to laminate the two halves together with? I'm using contact cement to hold them on the rim but no crazy about putting the two halves together with it. As the foam wears it leaves a glue ridge that kills traction.
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Back in the 80's I used to make all my tires. Then we could not get very many compounds, so finding a new rubber was a big deal. tires are not the hard to make, but now with all the compounds available and the low cost, its hard to justify the time required.
I used to use delta tire glue. Best stuff out there for tires, not sure what modern glue is equivalent. Also kimbrough used to make nice tire horns so you could slide the donuts on quickly.
The way we did it was soak the old tires in lacquer thinner until the old rubber came off. Next coat the rims and inside of the donuts with glue. For final assembly you would dip the rim in thinner then slide the whole assembly together.
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:27 PM   #35
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Thanks slotracer i agree with you about the price but the availability is not there for off road short course. I'm making them for buggy and stadium trucks if there is enough interest.

I will look into your suggestions, thanks again
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Gone Banana Racing Skinz already makes buggy and ST foams, and is working on an SC version, no point in competing with him, he's been doing it for a while and has found a really good foam for ozite
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Gone Banana Racing Skinz already makes buggy and ST foams, and is working on an SC version, no point in competing with him, he's been doing it for a while and has found a really good foam for ozite
I checked out that website. Is $50 a good price for a set of foam offroad tires?

If someone could make a cheaper set of foam offroad tires using dollar store flip flops, it might be worth it to someone on a budget/bashing in the street. Plus some people like to DIY.
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Here are some SC and 2wd buggy tires i made out of those interlocking mats. They are 3/8" thick so rear tires are 5pcs laminated. The glue i used wasn't flexible enough so as the foam wore down the glue protruding caused a serious lack of traction. Hence the "treads" cut in them. One of the rear buggy tires chuncked a small spot then continued to grow as the day went on.
I have a much more flexible glue and new wider foam (black) on the way. This is a fun project and if i hit on a good combination i will have bragging rights in my circle of friends lol


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Use Weldon Contact cement. Coat the whell and the tire/ Let dry/ and dip in Laguar thinner in put the tires on the rim. One special note. Put the tires on from the inside of the rim to the outside. The exra glue goes to the outside and helps keep the tire on the rim better. I've mounted way to many tires over the years and this method works best for me.
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I did that but for laminating the pcs together the contact cement was to solid and protruded between them causing the tires to loose grip as the foam wore
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Seems like an expensive, long winded way to get a result not as good as the major brands. Lots of good donuts out there for most cars. I even have one not too far from my house - Frewer racing.
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Seems like an expensive, long winded way to get a result not as good as the major brands. Lots of good donuts out there for most cars. I even have one not too far from my house - Frewer racing.
A source for off road short course foam, a link would be tremendously appreciated. Thanks in advance
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Email [email protected] and tell him the inner dia, outer dia and the width you want. He may have something similar to what you want.
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Bsr makes sc foam tires. If you buy enough at once he can make about anything you need. Just put together a salvis mud boss last night with a set. With the proliferation of sc dirt modifieds I am sure there are other mfg making foam tires.
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Thanks guys for the info i will check it out. I'm also looking for a durometer to check tire hardness with and have a want to buy ad up in the buy/trade section.
If anyone has a used one for sale please let me know, thanks turners dad
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