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Old 11-09-2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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Hi there, sittin here in Alberta waiting for everything to freeze and turn white (@$!#%) and wondering if anybody has studded a set of tires? Summer seems to be WAAAYYY to short up here and i need to crawl, snow or no snow. Any imput would be greatly appreciated.....
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:50 AM   #2
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Put little tiny screws in them. Thats what I did to stud my tires, but I wasn't crawling.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
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well, this is what they turned out like.....
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:11 PM   #4
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I did the same thing. They look kool if ya hit pavement too, cause they start sparking
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:29 AM   #5
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I made studded tyres of one pair of HPI Geolanders. I've tried it on my WK (WK trans/axels, Widow-chassis, 80mm sprung dampers) on ice/snow heaps. Try it is absolutely great - even if I at the moment only have 2 tyres with studs mounted at front and 2 standard Geolanders rear (LHS is out of Geolanders).
I used 12mm screws, predrilled holes in the tyres, put in the screws and added some rapid glue. I also put some lead in the front tyres, don't know how much.
Now - instead of waiting till spring - I find a crawling course on nearly every streetcorner or parkinglot.
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:33 PM   #6
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I made some for my Blackfoot years ago with thumb tacks. I pressed the tacks into the tread and lined the tires with duct tape. They work amazingly well. Bighitbomber's are great! Did you grind the heads of the screws? I was thinking of using sheet metal screaws for this time around, now grinding necessary.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:46 PM   #7
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I made some for my Blackfoot years ago with thumb tacks. I pressed the tacks into the tread and lined the tires with duct tape. They work amazingly well. Bighitbomber's are great! Did you grind the heads of the screws? I was thinking of using sheet metal screaws for this time around, now grinding necessary.
Thanks! No, i didn't do any grinding.....these are sheet metal screws. It took 212 #6x3/8'' screws and i found it a little easier to put holes with an awl in the tire before the screw. And they work like a hot damn
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:07 PM   #8
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That is a great idea. Once things freeze over...any and all terrain is grippy with studs. Frozen over creeks and trying to climb the mini 'waterfalls' sounds like its in my near future
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:07 AM   #9
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I'd leave the heads on, adds weight; and unlike a real tire, there's nothing to puncture, and the heads are covered in foam.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:09 PM   #10
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And they work like a hot damn
Lets see some video with and without :-P
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:19 PM   #11
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Lets see some video with and without :-P
I agree, they look awesome. Video please.

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Old 12-13-2008, 03:25 PM   #12
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Sorry, you guy's might be waiting a while for video....It's currently -25*c with a wind chill of -35*c and doesn't look very nice for the next couple of weeks. On the plus side, everything is finally frozen and we got 4'' of snow last night
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:23 AM   #13
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well, this is what they turned out like.....
funny this came up, a few members of our club we talking about studding some stock ax-10 tires for some ice crawling when everything freezes over in a few weeks. We usually get the nasty, icy slushy messes between Feb and March.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:14 PM   #14
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funny this came up, a few members of our club we talking about studding some stock ax-10 tires for some ice crawling when everything freezes over in a few weeks. We usually get the nasty, icy slushy messes between Feb and March.
Go for it.... It's a little time consuming but well worth the effort. Now your rock lizards can do something else besides collect dust
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