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    wet tyre foams

    just wondering if anybody could help me please. i took my summit down to the river and after a couple of
    river crossings my tyre inserts became full of water .i have tryed squeezing the water out through the air hole in the rim but i still have wheel wobble at speed. or can i some how remove the glue from the tyre to rim ??

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    Page 19 of the Summit Owner's Manual

    "The wheels have small holes molded in to allow air to enter and exit
    the tire during normal running. Water will enter these holes and get
    trapped inside the tires if holes are not cut in the tires. Cut two small
    holes (4mm or 3/16” diameter) in each tire. Each hole should be near
    the tire centerline, 180 degrees apart.

    and this is how you get the water out

    Drain the tires by spinning the tires at full throttle to “sling” the water
    out. An easy way to do this is to remove the body and set the truck
    upside down on a flat surface. Apply full throttle so the tires spin and
    throw the excess water out of the holes you cut into the tires. "

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    thank you maxi single. i bought the summit second hand without a manual. many thanks for your help

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    Sorry to bump in, but maxi single the holes should the be in the middle of the tires or on the sides of the tires?
    What method the best to "cut" the holes? Like using a drill bit?

    Thanks - Steen

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    It should be in the middle of the tire.
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    I used a soldering iron or a hot nail center of tire ,small hole .
    work up to full throttle to try and prevent the foam from getting too stretched once they are wet they are never quite the same


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    Thanks snowslider and jamann!

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    I just got a new set of tires. I read that if I tape over the holes before running it should avoid getting them wet. Will it affect the handling to cover the air holes?

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    For Mine I bought rims and tires separate the rims had no holes tec 5 rims they were marked for them but I decided to not add them.so no holes in rims or tires kinda like air filled they are working quite well surprisingly


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    . drilled some holes in my tyres today spun them up and job done !!!. thanks for everyones help and advise

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    summit thing: what size of drill bit you used? I think I will do as you...
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    Use a soldering iron somewhere in the middle of a lug so it is less likely to tear.

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    To everybody - Thanks!!!
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    i used a 2mm drill bit . but i found that when i spun the wheels with my truck upside down it nearly jumped of the ground . so i took it to the tarmac and watched the water rooster out ....cleared out in 2mins

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    Quote Originally Posted by summit thing View Post
    i used a 2mm drill bit . but i found that when i spun the wheels with my truck upside down it nearly jumped of the ground . so i took it to the tarmac and watched the water rooster out ....cleared out in 2mins
    LoL - 2mm drill bits I got so i'll start drilling...

    thanks - Steen
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSC View Post
    Thanks - Steen
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