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Old 04-18-2004, 08:13 PM   #1
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i'm thinking about using donuts instead of mounted foam tires on my xxxs to save a few bucks. I was looking around on tower at the jaco donuts, and i only saw 33mm tires(listed in the specs column). i assumed that they were 1/10 pan tires. but, when i looked at TRC donuts, which clearly said 26mm in the title, they said 32mm in the specs. what gives? are these tires 26mm or 32mm? and are those jacos on tower 1/10 tc tires or not?
also, can anyone reccommend a good foam tire rim?
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board, check out www.rc4less.com. for dounuts. There are ways for save money. If you want to run 24 mm wheels. You can buy 10 scale rears in compound and get 2 pair out of one dounut. But you would have to cut them.
Or just buy touring car dounuts and mount them yourself. It isn't hard. You can pm me and l'll step you thru it.
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thanks for your help akcracer.
what 24mm rims do you reccommend? do you need specialty foam tire rims? i couldn't find anything on tower or rc4less.
also, is reusing rims possible? just boiling them to crystalize the ca, just like rubber tires?
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The donut is wider then the rim to account for mounting error. After you mount the foam, you would then file it down to the proper width (that of the rim) on a truer.

If it was the same exact width, it would be hard to glue it on straight.
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