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eaton89
Member
posted January 02, 2004 08:38 PM
Can you run radial tubes in a nylon tire.


racing north
Member
posted January 02, 2004 08:58 PM
When you say nylon I assume you mean a non steel belted tire. Yes, Watch the rims you are using and the stem position. On the Aero rims the stem is in the center of the rim not the edge (like stock rims), I actually used a 16" truck tube on a 15 rim. also had the bigger diameter stem so there was no need for the plastic spacer. I have a bunch of these if interested. I paid $15 each.


eaton89
Member
posted January 02, 2004 09:20 PM
So did you use a 16 tube on the aero rim. The aero is what I have. Thanks on the tubes but shipping would probably be a much as the tube. I'm in Utah.


Okie11m
Member
posted January 02, 2004 09:41 PM
I would forget the tubes, they add weight & lots of heat.


racer17j
Member
posted January 02, 2004 10:28 PM
i'd rather have a little heat buildup and weight then a flat tire a car with hot tires is alot faster then one with flats lol


bobaluuu
Member
posted January 02, 2004 10:33 PM
nod on 17j's quote. also tubes allow some contact and stay beaded. I even finished a race with a 4 inch cut in the tire and the tube bulging out like a herniated gut.
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Okie11m
Member
posted January 03, 2004 12:17 PM
I ran tubes in scuffs my first year & had flat trouble all the time. Used so much Baby powder that I looked like Casper after mounting them. A guy told me to get rid of the tubes, & I told him he was crazy , He said that if I was blowing them out anyway what is wrong with giving it a shot. I did & have had no trouble in two years now.


racer17j
Member
posted January 03, 2004 05:34 PM
okie what kind of tubes did you use?


eaton89
Member
posted January 03, 2004 05:37 PM
I've run both ways and are track is rough (pot holes and lots of bumping) and its been worth it for me but I always have run radial in the past so now that I am going to American racers I was concerned about the radial tubes.


racerguy500
Member
posted January 03, 2004 06:35 PM
Radial tubes in bias ply tires are ok, but not visa versa, good luck.


racing north
Member
posted January 03, 2004 09:32 PM
The big thing with tubes is make sure the rims don't have any burrs. This is anywhere around the inside and the top lip when you pull them on.

Okie - I would bet this is why you had better luck with the just the tire bead.

I also finished a few races with cut tires and once with the rim beat in so bad I could fit a finger between the rim and the tire bead, still stayed up.

zeroracing
Member
posted January 04, 2004 10:04 AM
I ran Bias tubes. New rims & 27x10x15 American Racer asphaut scuffs.


maniac motors
Member
posted January 05, 2004 03:35 PM
just use baby powder or talc and you should have no problems i went all season with no flats even after some mangled wheels and sidewall cuts


dirtrace54
Member
posted January 07, 2004 10:44 PM
I would run radial tubes. Goodyear has them. They are only about 8 bucks. I watch my tire temps drop close to 12 degrees over when I was using bias tubes. Radial tubes are made for radial tires. The baby powered works great too. You find that radial tubes make the tires work the way they are supposed to also