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Old 09-27-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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I just got some new rock bashers and a set of DNA snipers. I want to vent them but being away from home 10 months out of the year and not having access to a soldering iron, drill, or leather punch, does anyone have any low budget, easy ideas for a way to vent them without ruining them?

Also anyone have pics of their vented tires to get an idea of size and placement.

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Old 09-28-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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Anybody tried with a Nail and hammer or scissors with any success?
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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A nail hole in the middle of the tread on opposite sides of the tire will probably work. I put holes in the tread of my E-Revo so if i get into water it will spin out of the tire as it rotates, but crawlers dont exactly spin their tires very fast. As far as venting goes I usually like to vent the wheel instead.
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My beadlocks came with a small vent hole in them. I didn't vent the tires as I knew I wouldn't be running those in water. The vent holes in my wheels allow the air to escape quicker, but I'm not sure if it would help this by venting the tires too. I did this on my Rustler, but like JSValencia said, this was to get rid of water.

I did look at a picture of the Snipers and if they didn't come vented, it looks like a lot of aluminum to drill through. They seem to be popular wheels so hopefully someone that has some can help out too.
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easy ideas for a way to vent them without ruining them?
Um, you are going to be running these on rocks, lol.

Take some scissors and pinch the tire a bit on the sidewall and then snip em. You will decide how many cuts, but that is easiest way.
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Um, you are going to be running these on rocks, lol.
I know that Running them on the rocks will wear them down, but I don't want them to fall apart because of the placement of my cuts. You are also the first person I have ever heard recommend cutting them on the sidewall.
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I know that Running them on the rocks will wear them down, but I don't want them to fall apart because of the placement of my cuts. You are also the first person I have ever heard recommend cutting them on the sidewall.
A mini cannot produce enough weight and torque to EVER rip a tire!!! Unless you run them in water (which any smart person shouldn't who invests money and time into hobby grade crawlers) you will never know you did it.
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:59 PM   #8
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I would not cut them with scissors you might end up tearing the tires. The mini does put out a good amount of torque for its size and if you have good tires you might just end up ripping them. Usually the softer compound tires can rip more easy since they are so soft.
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dont put ANY holes in the tires. they will tear
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