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

Total posts: 101
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 Freak

Total posts: 203
posted February 12, 2002 08:28 PM  
SOME PEOPLE HAVE PROBLUMES WITH THEM SOME DONT GOOD LUCK WITH THEM

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

dtr21
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 101
posted February 15, 2002 01:00 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by KWTracer:
I run tubes on the right side.

any advantages?

pucknchit
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posted March 03, 2002 06:46 PM           send a private message to dtr21   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
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
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Total posts: 355
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
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posted March 09, 2002 10:52 AM  
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 Full Roller

Total posts: 32
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

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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 Freak

Total posts: 284
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
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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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