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    Tire Glueing

    I got some trenchers yesterday and I need some tips on how to glue them onto my wheels.
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    I hate gluing tires,only run bead locks unless I have no choice.
    You might want to check out youtube they have a lot of videos on tire gluing.
    I guess it's not that bad,I just cut my teeth on bead locks and with only a few exceptions never looked back.
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    I'm sorry, but what are bead locks?
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    Their rims that require no glue.
    You just mount your tires,snug the screws and run your truck.
    They are a bit on the heavy side,and cost more.(about $22 a pair)but after you wear out your tires or just want a change,you take out six screws put on your new tires replace screws and go.
    This is what they look like.
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    These bead locks only work on 2.2-3" tires,but I'm sure you can get 2.2's on both sides,s.
    My crawler used them,but they would never take the speed of a slash.
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    Check out the tire glueing How-To from Jang at Ultimate RC on YouTube. He goes through it step by step.
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    Jang is a god. Jang knows all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingersquirrel98 View Post
    Jang is a god. Jang knows all.
    He has a lot of very good videos out for just about everything rc.
    I glued this set up,because I found jc concepts tires don't play well with pro line bead locks.
    Good luck.
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    Make sure you wash the wheels and tires with soap and water before mounting. You also should scuff up the bead for a better bond.
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    What should I use to wash them and how should I scuff the beads up...

    Sorry about all the questions... but I want these things to look good. I have the jconcepts rulux wheels and they look sick with the trenchers.

    and also how can I prevent them from ballooning?
    Last edited by cooleocool; 05-14-2013 at 04:46 PM. Reason: merge
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingersquirrel98 View Post
    and also how can I prevent them from ballooning?
    Again a good youtube way to go.
    Most people belt them.
    they turn the tire inside out and put duct tap around them.
    Then turn them back the right way and mount them up.
    Then the tap will hold the tire from ballooning out.
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    Take the foams out and use some regular old dish soap and hot water on them to get the oils off. The glue sticks much better when it is bare.

    I use a dremel on my rims, but a wire brush will do just the same to scuff them some.

    I use gorilla tape on my tires and it works really well. No ballooning of the 2.8 trenchers(not sc) at 50+mph
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    is it bad if the tire balloons

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    Not really a bad thing except at high speed(40-50?). It makes it a lot less controllable and more prone to a tire ripping or something.

    It really makes a difference with big ol' 2.8 tires or any aftermarket tire going fast. Not so much with stock slash tires, they don't seem to care, they are so hard.
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    Ive seen some videos on tire ballooning, dang, those things can get huge.
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    Taping is the best thing ever for high speed handling but don't get them wet, and prep them well(wash with soap)... or the tape might rip from the tire leaving you with a very poor handling truck. which you'll need to de-bond the glue and its just a big mess, do it right the first time..
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