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Old 06-25-2020, 04:44 PM   #2261
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Thanks for the tips on body trimming. I will get out the scissors.

I see a lot of folks run paddles on the rear, but do people run paddles on all 4 corners? I am tempted to try it out...
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Old 06-26-2020, 05:52 AM   #2262
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What tires will not balloon on 3s that are roughly the same diameter as the stock tires?
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Old 06-26-2020, 08:09 AM   #2263
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What tires will not balloon on 3s that are roughly the same diameter as the stock tires?
Proline LP stadium truck tires are slightly smaller in diameter but wider. I am using those now and they are great.

Proline Badlands SC are similar in diameter but have less carcass so they balloon less.

In general unless you thicken the oil in the center diff you will tend to get ballooning up front because the truck diffs out a lot. I am using 100k diff oil in the center diff and it helps a bit. Probably need to move up to 300k though. Just painful to work on this vehicle.
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What tires will not balloon on 3s that are roughly the same diameter as the stock tires?
None on the market yet. Waiting for them to get with the times and start belting the tires… I think panther mentioned to me one time about the duck tape trick (Actual duct tape is made from aluminum. A lot of people think they use duck tape for ducting which is untrue. And if they do, hire another HVAC guy!) Duck tape is something from WWII. it works great for a quick fixes and keeping your ammunition dry!

“Duct tape was first invented by a female factory worker during World War II. It was originally called 'duck' tape because it was made out of a cotton duck fabric and it repelled water like a duck's back. Duck Brand duct tapes are made with three main components: rubber adhesive, cloth, and film backing.“

But any fabric tape would work on the inside of where the tire tread is. To basically work as a “belt,” and should take ballooning to a minimum. I would just make sure to use the exact amount of tape to meet end to end and not overlap, or else you might end up with a unbalanced (out of control) tire.

Or you could use these. They are belted! Obviously have to remove front and rear panels.

https://www.prolineracing.com/tires/...es-mounted.asp


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None on the market yet. Waiting for them to get with the times and start belting the tires… I think panther mentioned to me one time about the duck tape trick (Actual duct tape is made from aluminum. A lot of people think they use duck tape for ducting which is untrue. And if they do, hire another HVAC guy!) Duck tape is something from WWII. it works great for a quick fixes and keeping your ammunition dry!

“Duct tape was first invented by a female factory worker during World War II. It was originally called 'duck' tape because it was made out of a cotton duck fabric and it repelled water like a duck's back. Duck Brand duct tapes are made with three main components: rubber adhesive, cloth, and film backing.“

But any fabric tape would work on the inside of where the tire tread is. To basically work as a “belt,” and should take ballooning to a minimum. I would just make sure to use the exact amount of tape to meet end to end and not overlap, or else you might end up with a unbalanced (out of control) tire.

Or you could use these. They are belted! Obviously have to remove front and rear panels.

https://www.prolineracing.com/tires/...es-mounted.asp


That's funny because I just watched that video. I will never use those tires, though. Why they don't make belted tires in all sizes is mind boggling. I guess RC is not that big of an industry.


A couple posts back, I went over how I Gorilla taped my stock tires which worked great for a limited time. Then, I noticed one of the tire's tread completely worn down in one spot about an inch long. What I think happened was the tape must come unglued in that area which allowed the tire to balloon only in that small area, resulting in a small area of worn tread. I could hear it as it ran, kind of like a flapping sound, but I didn't know what it was at the time. This happened after running 1 pack on asphalt.


For now, I'm going to lock my center diff to see if that helps. This truck is kind of a pain in the ass. I don't think I have gotten through 2 packs in a row without having to rip it apart to fix something.
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That's funny because I just watched that video. I will never use those tires, though. Why they don't make belted tires in all sizes is mind boggling. I guess RC is not that big of an industry.
Putting a belt in a tire is pretty precise on a full scale. They probably just didn’t have the tooling until now to achieve that goal. I also think there are more RC enthusiast than 20 years ago, so the cost of manufacturing such an item would be worth it now. I’m almost thinking of messing around with some galvanized screening material along with some JB Weld to keep in place. Maybe add a little to the side wall also? Maybe using some closed cell foam adhered to the inside of the tire with something strong that would not affect the rubber or foam?
What about putting some expandable foam on the inside? Maybe these are all stupid ideas. But my brain is working today!
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