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RangeRover
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 174
posted December 11, 2001 10:56 AM
What are your opinions or experiences with running tubes in your tires? We run 275/60-15 DOT tires on 8" MRT steel wheels. What are the pros and cons?

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted December 11, 2001 11:13 AM
We run 255/70/15 and I have always use tubes I lets you run lower tire pressures and my tires have had some pretty good hits on them and never went flat. If you use tubes you have to make sure that the rims have no rough surfaces and put baby powder all over the tubes.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted December 11, 2001 12:38 PM UIN: 54865418
i always use tubes people will say it makes the tire build more heat and pressure during the race but the way i see it any pressure is better than no pressure lol i guy i ran with had problems with flats on the right front he would go thru a tire a nite sometimes even two then put tubes in never had another flat the rest of the year. ryan is right baby powder the **** out of them and make sure the wheels are clean and moisture free as well as the tire moisture causes rust and rust causes holes

cmiller51
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted December 11, 2001 01:57 PM
I use MRT and circle racing wheels.. No tubes and don't have any troubles.

dirtracer17
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted December 11, 2001 04:46 PM
If you have beadlocks ,no tubes. No beadlocks use tubes, I came in after the feature one night and had a hole the size of a half dollar in the sidewall, It has a bubble sticking out but it wasn't flat, and never did go flat. I advise is if you run in a rough class, lots of beating and banging use tubes. Be sure to use lots of powder!

RangeRover
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 174
posted December 12, 2001 07:55 AM
I just bought new rims and tires and have a bunch of new tubes. I think I'm going to run them, but was wondering what you guys use to lube the bead when mounting the tire on the wheel. I'm concerned about wetting the baby powder if I use soapy water.

dirtracer17
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted December 12, 2001 06:40 PM
I use wd-40 to mount the tires

monteregal7
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted December 12, 2001 06:41 PM
Tubes? YES Feature event. Rubbed a car down the side and folded the rim so far back you could touch the tube with your hand.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted December 13, 2001 12:19 PM UIN: 54865418
we found that when we used wd on kart tires that the tires would turn on the wheels and that was with 12hp just imagine what 300 would do to it we used it as tire treatment on some of those tires works real good we have some tire lube at work but i think it's to exspencive personally i would just use dish soap with no water and just put it on lightly on half of the tire you don't need to lube the part that you slide on by hand to start it just the part that will have the most pressure as you roll it on

jdukes74
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted December 13, 2001 03:30 PM
I have run as little as 12 pounds on my right rear with no-bead and a tube. also holler at your local tire seller he may have practically new tire with gashes in them , they are fine on street stocks with boots and tubes.

hesseracing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted December 13, 2001 04:10 PM
when u put tire oon air up so that tire touches the rim all the way around then use a squirt bottle to wet the tire/rim area with dish soap and a tiny bit of water and the bead will pop. no water/soap will get into the tube area and wet the powder. also after half a season or so break down the tires and check to see that the rim has not started rusting due to condensation. i had that problem this year and the rims on wifes car were new and the rust caused havic on the tubes for a few races untill i got a handle on the prob. use tape to cover area or sand and repaint them.

cage86j
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 85
posted December 15, 2001 05:00 PM
with 8" i ran tubes all season no tire changes 10" no prob if you don't run a lock

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