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  1. #1
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    Well my road rage tires came..

    Well, time to get the road setup ready for the eventual melt where we may actually see the real road, not just packed snow...

    I am going to bake the talons off the stock rims at 300 deg for 20 minutes.

    Then clean the inside bead and tire with alcohol.

    Finally put 2 layers of gorilla tape on the inside of the road rage tires and then glue them to the stock rims.

    Anything I am missing?

    I look forward to giving the new shoes a trial.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. 87 GN's Avatar
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    that's about it..... have you tried boiling water??
    I have done the oven, it works, but really stinks up the house......
    Last edited by 87 GN; 03-23-2013 at 09:31 PM.
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Did you wrap them in foil first? A lot of smell indicates the temperature was too high.
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    What's a good temp?

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. 87 GN's Avatar
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    no foil...temp preheat 400 *F for 10~15min...
    with work gloves, tried to pull the tires off, if they were still stuck back in the oven on to the next tire, etc etc...
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Well no go at 300 deg for 20 min.

    Put them back for another 15 min at 325. One of the tires was smoking a bit when I pulled it out.

    All is good, cleaned the rims up.

    Cleaned and taped the tires.

    The one thing that confuses me is the size of the foams.

    They really are way too big. I am thinking of cutting them down a bit.

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    Thats what i thought when i received my badlands. No way that this foam is going to fit. But it did . I did trim the outer edges by 1/2" though.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. 87 GN's Avatar
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    The tires need all that foam to help hold the sidewalls....shove it in........
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Agreed^ stuff it in without cutting for the road rages.

    My experience with the oven has been double wrapped in foil preheated at 350*F for 30 minutes. Took them outside and peeled them off with gloves since they were very hot.
    Last edited by anr2442; 03-24-2013 at 05:37 PM.
    Its All relative to your perspective.

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    Hey, hey, just got hem glued up.

    The glue was some mercury adhesives medium. Much thicker than I am used to and set very slow. Only glued my fingers to he tires 3 times. With the slower set time I was able to get my fingers off easier.....

    Now just for some warm weather to reveal the pavement and some 3s batteries and this little truck is going to fly!!!

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