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    New trenchers X problem

    Bought some trenchers for my maxx and mounted them on traxxas 5 spoke rims, i duck taped the inside of the tires and the foam of all 4, about half way through doing this i ran out of duck tape so i used electrical tape, i superglued only the electrical tape to the inside of the 2 tires because they were coming off while i was fixing my rims in. but my problem is that nearly all 4 tires are "dead" they just push in and dont return to the round shape they are meant to be in and also one of the tires balloons like crazy ( but its only half the tire?? ). Im going to get some super glue release agent to take the tires off so i can try fix the problem
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    i would redo it with gorilla tape
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    Yeah man. Revoman is right, gorilla tape is the only thing that works properly to tape tires.
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    What do you mean you taped your foam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    What do you mean you taped your foam?
    That dont sound good to me.
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    My mate works at the local hobby shop and he got told that if you put tape around the foam inserts it stops ballooning as much
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    You have to tape the inside of the tire, not the foam.
    It's the rubber tire that balloons & that is what taping is trying to prevent, the foams do not cause tire ballooning.

    Break them down off the rim's & retape the inside of the tire's with Gorilla tape.

    An older thread but still just as relevant today.
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...by-Nitronaught
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    That's why the tires feel.dead you took the cushion out of the foams. And electrical tape will stretch and stay stretched
    Clean them all up with alcohol then soap and water then retape. Trim the edges of the foam that's all they need

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    thanks so much guys
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    took the tape off the inserts and re-tapped the tires with duck tape, works perfect now

    P.s glue remover is GREAT!!!!!!!
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    That's good news. Do you plan on balancing them. I balance all my tires some were way heavier then others

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    how do you balance your tires?
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    I have extra a arms and bearings and axle stubs. Roll the tire and the heavy side will settle at the bottom. Put some weight on top until its balanced
    I use steel weight that has two side tape

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    I have extra a arms and bearings and axle stubs. Roll the tire and the heavy side will settle at the bottom. Put some weight on top until its balanced
    I use steel weight that has two side tape

    To get the right amount of weight I have a small digital scale and putty. Add putty until its balanced then I weigh the weight and cut the weight to the right amount

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    You can also use adhesive weight dots/strips that are used to alter fishing lures.
    http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/descpage-SSS.html
    http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Storm...cpage-SSD.html
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