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ststock4
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted May 19, 2000 03:57 PM
Anyone ever run tubes in their tires? I've got a couple of tires with slow leaks. The tread is hardly broken in yet so I'd hate to junk $140 tire.
Thanks in advance.

CHASSISCAT
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted May 19, 2000 07:24 PM
WE RAN TUBES ALL THE TIME IN STREET STOCK. SOME OF THE RACERS RUN THEM IN HOOSIER RC3'S. JUST MAKE SURE THAT THEY DON'T WRINKLE AND USE PLENTY OF BABY POWDER TO KEEP THEM FROM CHAFING. THEY WILL WORK O.K.
...GOOD LUCK...

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted May 23, 2000 11:15 AM UIN: 16262997
I have run them in Nascar pulloffs too, Tubes are fine, just make sure the inside is clean and no edges anywhere. Anything inside will eat them up under low pressures.

24ksi Racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted May 29, 2000 12:42 PM
We have always run tubes on dirt, but it's always with street tires. Some point out the additional unsprung weight of the tube, but I would rather that than risk a DNF from a tire going down.

Bill www.chasinracin.com/racers/24ksiracing

Tom56
unregistered Total posts: 13
posted June 19, 2000 11:35 AM
We use tubes only in tires that leak yet are to good to junk. We have found great success by using 1 size too large of tube to keep down movement.

viper000
unregistered Total posts: 13
posted June 19, 2000 02:01 PM
we use tubes all the time. our rules don't allow beadlocks and we like to run lower presures. the tubes seam to help with blow outs.

fastrack1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted June 23, 2000 08:55 PM
tubes ar ok just sure they match the width tire u have if u are running a tire such as rc 3 etc try something as a farm implement type tube 11.5/5L 15-16 GOOD YEAR had a tube we used several yrs ago that work great they used them in ditch witch tires we ran tubes 25 yrs and i promise u we finished a lot of races we wouldnt have not been for that and we tried both ways and could not tell any difference just dont go and pay 50to 60.00 for those so called racin tubes

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted June 23, 2000 09:54 PM UIN: 16262997
We used to go to the closest farmer's association and pick up those implement tubes that are really thick, made for fertilizer buggies, they work pretty well.

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