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Old 11-06-2004, 04:32 PM
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For 1/10th on-road touring cars, do people usually drill vent holes in their rims? Thanks for any help in advance.
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Are you still asking about tire glue?

Ventilation concerns should be addressed elsewhere like cutting the body out behind the rear wheels and Dremeling the battery slots and motor cavity. Use your imagination.

Velocity type wheels have the lowest drag coefficiency of all the wheel designs.

Spokes are like paddle wheels and create drag.

That's why you see Electric cars and Hybrids with flat faced wheels.

Drilling the wheels can also ruin the trueness of the assemble and waste your money.

Buy a fancy wheel if your just after the look and then go out and have some fun.

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the only reason i would say put a hole in the wheel is because all the take off tires and preassembled tires and wheels come with a hole drilled in the wheel.
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i drilled my dish wheels, what the porpuse of cutting out the body behind the rear wheels? and how much to cut?
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i drilled my dish wheels, what the porpuse of cutting out the body behind the rear wheels? and how much to cut?
its bascally cutting the whole rear part of the body off where the sides meet the back. What is supposedly does is remove any drag from air that swirls up from the ground and gets trapped there.
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True for the most part.

I heard it's really there as an access hole for whatever reason on certain models.

Then the balance is off and then it'll create a shimmy and then yada yada.
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I believe he was talking about small vent holes inside of the rims, like the premounts. At least I hope he was. If they are not there definately drill at least one. Two would be better if rules allow. Without the vent holes the tires will not work properly.
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our track temp during high noon is often searing hot so lots of drivers drill multiple holes. they help saving the tires a bit
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I drive in Michigan in the winter so sometimes we practice without heat until it kicks in and run softer foams than the purple/plaid set up.

Never saw holes in TC3 wheels but, understand the method to the madness.
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Were talking about rubber tires not foams. They are not to vent heat it is so that the air is not trapped inside the tire and make the tire bouncy. It lets the insert do its job not the air inside.
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