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    Home made crawler tires: CANYON A-T 40 SERIES BOLTZ

    I enjoy the convience of running 23mm wheels. But the best crawler tire (Canyon AT) dont come in 23mm. So I took an old set of stock canyons, added a bit of creativity and came up with

    CANYON A-T 40 SERIES BOLTZ

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    I started by cutting the foam to get more flexibility into the tire.

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    Then I trimmed about 2mm off of the edge to be able to set the tires into a set of 40 series (23mm) proline Cammando beadlock rims


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    I then used some strong duct tape and taped the inside of the tires.
    Punched some holes throughout the walls and added these

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    and viola : Canyon A-T 40 series BOLTZ

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    These are definately NOT high speed tires. But they flex excellently and should be able to grab onto slippery rocks, cement stairs and wet tree trunks very well.

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    Last edited by noir 522; 01-11-2013 at 08:46 PM.
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    yikes! those look mean! i bet they sound pretty crazy on the pavement.

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    Very creative and unique

    I'd like to see a night shot whilst spinning on pavement
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    Holy cow! These look mean! Love to see these in action!

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    what mayberry kid said, i wanna see a night video with lots of SPARKS on the pavement
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    Thats pretty nifty. I bet those would work well on ice as well.
    Adding weight to the tires like you did, is always a bonus with rock crawling.
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    Im not sure those bolts are going to help at all on rocks. They will be more slippery than the rubber on its own. I LOVE the 40 series wheel though. Excellent idea and it looks great on the truck. I think your cut foam will work great as well. very different way of cutting it, ive never seen that before.
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    This is turning out to be a long- term project. Gotta punch 30 holes per tires, then screw 30 bolts, then comes the 48 mini screws for the beadlocks

    Whew . Two down two to go.
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    Neat-o! I like the foams and wheels.

    How much extra weight will it add all said and done?

    How are you putting the holes through the tire and tape?


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    im confused about the tape, I thought it was for going fast. Those bolts will unbalance the wheels and shake the truck apart if you do go fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    These are definately NOT high speed tires. But they flex excellently and should be able to grab onto slippery rocks, cement stairs and wet tree trunks very well.

    Just things you do in between semesters
    Actually in this instance I used the tape for reinforcement of the tires in preparation of supporting the metal screws. In a harsh torquey situation I did not want a screw to get torn out of the tire.
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    A large washer on the backside would help secure them and add even more weight
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