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    Thumbs up make waterproof tires for 97 cents

    Here is my latest trick to making my excursion truck or any RC more versatile in water... I used to run standard foam inserts in my tires then they would always get damaged after a little water play... so when I got the new double tires i removed the inserts so i can go in water without any issues. with time the side walls got soft and I started to loose traction... well I was given great ideas by my local hobby shop about using BBs plastic or metal but I was worried I would start flinging them on faster runs so while driving home and passing a plumbers truck I saw my answer.... this video shows you how i am using pipe insulator for tire inserts. since they are water proof and hollowed this seems to be a great resolution to my "water-runs" problem. I hope this helps you please let me know your thoughts...

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cqje8EG19A

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    Looks good to me. Might have balance issues in a higher speed rc but for the summit it should work great.

    If you did desire more squish I suppose you could star them as needed. Or fill the hollow portion if it were too squishy.

    Keep us posted on how they perform out in the wilderness.


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    I agree... I think for faster cars this may not work but for crawlers and slower trail trucks it seems like it will work.... I will let you know once I hit some trails and water ways


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    that is brilliant! thanks for sharing. wonder why the tire manufacturers never thought of using closed cell foam

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    Great ingenuity, it's nice to see people thinking outside the box on various projects!

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    I may try that with my well worn canyons. They've developed the open cell "sneaker funk". Hey, $1 and some time, what is there to lose. Thanks for the idea
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    background music.... ruined it, harder to hear you. but great video!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godspeed View Post
    background music.... ruined it, harder to hear you. but great video!!
    Kinda agree.... But the music drowned out the sound of the guys trimming my neighbors trees...
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    Just wanted to play in the water and try how we'll my new tire inserts are working... So far works well but I need to go with a slow start so tires fill with water other wise in deep water it flips over and floats upside down...

    Video:
    http://youtu.be/P5Rgd-BuLMw


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdlopez1 View Post
    Just wanted to play in the water and try how we'll my new tire inserts are working... So far works well but I need to go with a slow start so tires fill with water other wise in deep water it flips over and floats upside down...

    Video:
    http://youtu.be/P5Rgd-BuLMw


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    video is private so i can't see it
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    video is private so i can't see it
    Thanks for the FYI... It's fixed now... I had it set up wrong for phone uploads...


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    nice vid and great idea

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