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Author Topic:   Running a tube in the right rear
dtr21
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted February 07, 2002 11:40 PM
Hey all, Had a question for ya. someone suggested running a tube tire on the right rear. What do you all think, any advantages disadvantages
thanks
Dtr21

ministock
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted February 12, 2002 07:04 PM
i run tubes in all 4 i had problems with right front breaking down now i run tubes but be sure to put plenty of baby powder in the tire first or tube will pinch i just take a spray bottle of water and mist the inside of tire then sprinkle baby powder in.

AJ GARBE70
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 200
posted February 12, 2002 08:28 PM
SOME PEOPLE HAVE PROBLUMES WITH THEM SOME DONT GOOD LUCK WITH THEM

KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted February 15, 2002 06:43 AM
I run tubes on the right side.

dtr21
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted February 15, 2002 01:00 PM
quote:
Originally posted by KWTracer:
I run tubes on the right side.

any advantages?

pucknchit
unregistered Total posts: 50
posted March 03, 2002 06:46 PM
The reason I do is so I can run lower tire pressures without pulling the tire off the bead. There are disadvantages also like heat build up etc. But I'm not running on asphault or in a 400 mile race, so its not a problem for me. By the way I don't put baby powder or anything in mine when I mount them. Over time the tube rubs the inside of the tire and will wear through. I have found that baby powder just makes it worse.

Flatlander
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 310
posted March 05, 2002 10:35 PM
The reason I run tubes on thr right side is that theres usaully a very hard object coming out and going into the turns

SLAMDABALL
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted March 09, 2002 07:14 AM
I run tubes in all tires so I can lower tire pressure. I use baby powder and havent had any problems. the only problem I have had is sucking a stem. That is when the tire moves on the rim. to stop this i weld accross the rim in 4 places to stop it from rotating.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted March 09, 2002 10:52 AM UIN: 54865418
we run tubes in all our tires and use baby powder have never had a tube go down because of it. slam heres a trick you might want to try we put a bead of silicon around the hole for the stem and put a zip tie on the stem right against the whell won't move also what are you using for lube to mount them make sure you use something that is not oil based we had the problem on our kart tires a few years back turning on the wheels and went from wd40 to mount then to dish soap then it will evaporate oil based lubes will not

YotaRacer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted March 19, 2002 07:28 PM
I run a tube in the right front. Baby powder is great just break the tire down every 3 or 4 races and wipe out and repowder.(I have had powder ball up when it got wet and wear a hole in the tube) I have never had a problem with the rear. Just my .02$

yabba48
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted March 20, 2002 10:48 AM
I run a tire alled diamond back retreads . i run 10 to 14 psi in the rear tires . i always run tubes . does anyone know if i didnt would they roll off the rim? i run a 3/8 mile track its fast in the corners. and a little rough at times. any ideas would help thanks.

Flatlander
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 310
posted March 21, 2002 12:48 PM
Yabba if it ain't broke don't fix it if you 'rekeepimg you tires on with tubes why take a chance? a rough track will roll a tire quicker thatn just about anything in my opinion sliding hit a rut something gotta give the tire then you may dig in and the real fun begins

dirttracker98
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 139
posted April 13, 2002 03:38 AM
when we use tubes we put a gas line{small}hoseclamp on the valve stem,never pulled one of them thru the hole in the rim yet,as with any stem they can still be cut/torn/busted off...

KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted April 14, 2002 09:53 PM
I run Diamond backs and put tubes in the right sides. Our track is usually a little rough and the tube helps keep the tire on the wheel especially when running lower air pressures. Having to come in and change a tire because you rolled one off sux, so I think of it as a little insurance. I also use a zip tie on the valve stem. Works great.

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