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Ballooning easy fix for Badlands and trenchers tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by mansour545, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Rowdie

    Rowdie Active Member

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    Fishing store on the way home!

    ** update **

    Well that didn't work for shit. First bit o' juice and bye bye fishing line. Probably try it another half dozen times 'cause what else am I going to do with 40 bucks of fishing line.

    Srsly, I can not be the only fool who can't keep the tires on the wheels. This is asinine.

    **update **

    Wrapped the all get out last night. looks pretty good this morning. About 8 times around, two wraps, on trenchers which if I read the rcinterwebz right should be a bit of a laugh for everyone. Stay tuned!

    ** update **

    Pretty quick run and it held. It actually performed quite well. A quick inspection of fishing line leads me to believe it won't last long. It's as if all the glue spun off the line. Plus I think the short forays into some gravel did some damage and I'll have to keep off that stuff or it'll cut the line. So, I'll call it a partial success. Again, didn't spend much time, but I really like the handling dynamics. Pretty excited about that.
     
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  2. chevyrumble

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  3. Rowdie

    Rowdie Active Member

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    Thanks. I'll check that out. ... been trying to add an avy but that's not working. Just not my day.
     
  4. Cheebcrazy

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    Im thinking of using large zip-ties, but going perpindicular (yep, put $.80 in the jar) to rotation going through the rims, putting the buckles to the outside if the rims. Will update soon, waiting on a steering block- dang tree jumped right out in front of me.
     
  5. Derrick 0511

    Derrick 0511 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,
    I have glued a Kevlar fishing line into the inside of my Badlands mx43s and it works fantastic!!!!!! I have a 16tooth pinion on the motor so pretty fast and 6S. I picked it up and let the wheels spin free for a minute or so and it holds up perfectly. I wrapped it around about 8 times and glued it on with tyre glue. The one you would use to glue the tyre to the rim. It is just fanatastic. no ballooning at all and tyres have pretty much same characteristics in terms of softness and stiffness. The only thing that is a real hassle beside having to mount the tyres yourself is getting the Badlands unmounted from Proline. I had to write several e-mails before they would sell them to me. BUT eventually they did :)
     
  6. mudman

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    Did you take any pictures you can post? I am trying to imagine how you glue fishing line onto the insides of your tires? It's got to be a painstaking process? And messy?
     
  7. Derrick 0511

    Derrick 0511 Well-Known Member

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    unfortunately not, because I wasn't sure is how it would work out. But what I can share is my first try with a Kevlar thread (not Fishing line) that I glued in with shoegoo. basically what I did is turned the tires inside out. Then I put the foam in and used a srew in the rim to fix it to a drill. once you got your first turns it is a piece of cake and not messy at all. it works fine aswell but the tyre glue - fishing line version is far more superior. However it will still have to prove how durable it will be. Il post a video on how they perform on the rig :)
    Here is they video from my previous trial.
     
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