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Old 04-20-2007, 07:56 PM   #1
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When mounting new tires on rims for my B4 should I make a small hole on the tire so the air can get out when it lands or make a small hole on the inside of the rim.

Any help would be great...
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:07 PM   #2
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This has been debated many times before.
There are many who say in the tire is better, there are others who say the rim.
Each has their own opinion and reasons, and they all are valid points.

Personally, myself. I put 2 small holes in the rim.
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Some nitro guys, say the tire. They do run in harsher conditions.

It is all what you would prefer to do.
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:11 PM   #3
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i put them in the rim
but some pefer to not put any at all ( you know who you are lol )
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:42 PM   #4

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Go for rims!!

I will jump in on tihs one. Bored, I guess?

If you plan to run in dry conditions only(me), then rim will do.

If you plan to run wet conditions then let the tire spin help to keep things dry.

Imagine.........another person with an opinion.

BTW I don't think there is a wrong way, just one that might be better (longevity of inserts)
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:55 PM   #5
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What I did with my Giga Crusher DF and my Mad Force is ..used a small to medium size glasses screwdriver..heated it with a lighter and punched two holes ..180 degrees apart the backside of the rim to 'soften' the suspension a touch. Then ..just so I was sure that I could also get rid of any water that may get into the tire ...punched one hole smack dab in the center of the tread on each when the tires expand at high rpms the water can fly out..........:KABOOM:
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:22 PM   #6
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I seal up the holes in the rims to help prevent moisture from getting in and then I punch 2 holes 180 from each other in the tires. True water can still get in these holes but the centrifigal force of the tires spinning forces the water out. If the water gets trapped in the tire it can cause a severe inbalance.
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