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    Do you cut holes in tires for wet driving?

    In the manual it says to cut two holes in the E-Maxx tires if you're going to run it in wet conditions? Does everyone do that?

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    i dont do it but i believe there are holes cut in the rim for letting water out. i drilled holes in the rim on the other tires that i glued for that reason so i dont think you need to in the tires.
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    centrifigal force

    The point of cutting small holes in the tread is to let out the water that is let in the holes on the inside of the rims. After a run in water you raise the truck and then run it for a little while and the water is forced out the holes in the tire tread

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    Yep, need the holes. I just run in water today. When finished, just put the truck upside down and finished the batteries full throttle. You see water coming out for a minute.
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    Yep drill them just like the manual says. If you run it full throttle even while you are driving the water should come right out.
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    agreed with all the above posts.^^^^^^^^^^^
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    watch out running full throttle upside down if you have a high power brushless system as it will literally rip bigger holes in the tires
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    Well I do the opposite - I glue the holes in rims, then there's no water in the tire. After winter I just remove the glue, since I do run maxx only in water/wet in winter/snow.
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    It scares me how you say "cut holes" in the tires. All it takes is a small drill bit to drill a small hole. The hole will close up to where you can't even tell it is there. You make it sound like you are wanting to put a big hole in them. The only way I see where the small holes are in my tires is getting in dirt after the water. Dirt will collect around where the water is coming out. If the water doesn't escape out of the tire, they will be way out of balance and shake and bounce like crazy. I'm sure that is hard on a lot of stuff.
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    Yes, defiantly put holes in the tire!

    TIP: Use a soldering iron with a fine tip and 'burn' small holes throughout the tire.

    Although I dont want to take credit for this tip, I saw it posted on these forums one day and thought I would share....
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    or before you even get it in water glue the tires and seal the holes in the rims. if water can never get in whats the point of trying to get it out?
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    if ya seal them up there is no "breathing room" for the tire/foam to compress and absorb any hits or rough terrain. i might try it to see if there is a difference in how the truck drives/lands and what not with holes and no holes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madd_maxx08
    Yes, defiantly put holes in the tire!

    TIP: Use a soldering iron with a fine tip and 'burn' small holes throughout the tire.

    Although I dont want to take credit for this tip, I saw it posted on these forums one day and thought I would share....

    Saw it also, tried it, did not work. Even at 450C.
    Smells awful, but does not make a hole.
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    i just use some hot glue on the holes on the inside of the rim. The glue pulls off easily when you want it off.
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    don't seal the holes permanently, or you will be risking your tires popping off when your Maxx lands hard
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