i just got a pair of proline sand paws and i thought i should check first. should i still cut the holes in the tires ?
rims yes tires no
Slash, Rustler VXl, Summit, erevo, lots of non trx
My $00.02: I never ever cut holes in tires. It makes them get quite unbalanced and out of shape over time. Just my opinion!
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i don't think you need to but you can i (think)
Race-bred SSC 4x4
i wouldn't bother if you are just running in sand, the sand will get in and they'll wobble and ruin you bearings ect...
How would putting hole in his rim allow sand into the bearings. I do agree with not doing it because the wheels will slowly collect sand though.
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oh, sorry, i forgot to mention that i will be running mostly in snow with the paws.
just don't put foams in and you should be able to get the water out easy.
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i meant the wobbling cant be good for the bearings, it makes sense to me
if you plan on running in snow/water a lot then cutting a few outlet holes in the tire itself isn't a bad idea- the centrifugal force will help spin the water and moisture right out fo the tires.
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You can put a 3mm hole in the tread but just be sure that after each run you drive over a dry area or lift the back end up for a few minutes to clear out the water.
Never really found the need use this method but some folks do.
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ive noticed the small amount of water in my wheels really knock the balancing out BIG TIME. At one point i thought it was buckled it was that bad. More wobbly than a fat bird doing star jumps.
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I run in alot of conditions and havent found it necssary yet to put holes in my tire. If I ran in alot of water I might , but I dont.
Last edited by JLRevo; 03-01-2009 at 04:22 PM.
i don't think you need to..I run in all conditions I can find..and I haven't had a problem..I've got Flat Irons in the rear on beadlocks and they haven't gotten any water in them and i've completely submerged them in water...but it's all up to personal preference..then again if I get water in my rim..i jsut need to take off the beadlock..
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