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Old 06-23-2015, 08:04 PM   #1
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Hello,
I am running 1.9 super swamper XL's with the CI foams made for the tire's, and gearhead beadlocks.
Do I leave it alone, or do I want vent the tires?
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:11 PM   #2
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I personally run my tires unvented and even plugged the vent holes on my stock wheels with 3mm rubber plugs
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:26 PM   #3
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I personally run my tires unvented and even plugged the vent holes on my stock wheels with 3mm rubber plugs
Ok thanks, they do feel good unvented with the CI foams, will wind out this weekend.
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Old 06-24-2015, 04:20 AM   #4
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CI recommends that you vent tires.
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Old 06-24-2015, 05:18 AM   #5
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I vent all my tires, the tire not the rim two or three holes. Let's water out, tires flex well.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:58 AM   #6
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Venting improves tire performance it allows the tire to conform to the surface giving you more traction. You can then control the amount of traction by using different foam combinations. For best results you want your front tires to have more traction than the rears, CI DD foams Front soft outer in the rear medium outer. A single 1/8" hole is all you need.

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Old 06-24-2015, 10:08 AM   #7
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I personally run my tires unvented and even plugged the vent holes on my stock wheels with 3mm rubber plugs
I used to do this...went up to high mountains crawling weekend and they were all puffed up like balloons...had to vent them and now I vent all my tires. I used to vent wheels, but now put three or four 2mm holes in the tire tread area as per CI using a leather punch.

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I vent all my tires, the tire not the rim two or three holes. Let's water out, tires flex well.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:15 AM   #8
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Thanks guys
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:21 AM   #9
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I'll just reinforce, that if you Crawler Innovations foams, they are designed to run with a vented tire.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:28 AM   #10
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The tires on my crawler came with vents in the rim. I would put a whole in the tire or rim some where. It works much better for letting air and water out.
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:58 PM   #11
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Despite CI saying to vent, I wasn't. I finally did once I realized how much temp and altitude affect the tire. I drill the tiniest hole I can in the wheel, I can use elec. tape if I decide to change it.
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:11 PM   #12
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To vent a tire, I just put a very small "slice" in it with an x-acto blade, usually 2 180 from each other.
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:50 PM   #13
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On the tires I do vent- I use the good ol hot poker wire method. Heat up the end of a wire red hot, and poke it into the tire from the outside inwards in the center between lugs. No sharp edges for it to rip and naturally flings water out.
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Old 06-24-2015, 04:49 PM   #14
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A leather punch works great for venting tires before you mount them
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