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Do you vent your crawler tires or wheels?

  • Vent hole in wheel

    Votes: 15 93.8%
  • Vent holes punched in tires

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Only wussies use vent holes

    Votes: 1 6.3%

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robmob

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How many of you guys use vent holes in your tire and wheel combo?
 

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i do on all of my crawlers but not on my scaler.
 

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vent, but drill the holes in rims, not tires
 

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I drill a hole in each rim especially with a beadlock rim. If you don't you will have some bouncy tires and thats no good at all for crawling.
 

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oh yeah bouncy and if you skwoosh one really good it wont come back.
 

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i drill a hole every 1/3 of the rim. Works perfectly for me.
 

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i vent on my crawler but the scalers get no vents. i do try to dink with the air pressure in the tire compared to the ambient pressure around it.
 

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I've got to be really, REALLY frustrated before I vent.
Usually that will happen when I run out of spray wax for my Savage. :D

I've always vented tires.
 

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Looks like holes in the wheels are the norm which is what I do as well.

I was seeing where some guys were punching holes in the tires with a leather punch.
 

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So then I SHOULD drill small holes in my Baja wheels?
 

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I had seen that too, but just seemed stupid to me.
 

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I have no vent holes in my Baja tires & wheels.
 

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yeah i see not to much point in doing it on anything other than a crawler where you want the tires to form to the surface as much as possible...
 

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I always put vent holes in my buggy, truggy and monster truck rims that were glued.
 

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I think most 1/10th scale truck and buggy wheels come with vent holes already in them, at least all mine came that way, my crawler wheels I drilled holes in my self.
 

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I think most 1/10th scale truck and buggy wheels come with vent holes already in them, at least all mine came that way, my crawler wheels I drilled holes in my self.

+1 on this
 

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I remember having to drill holes in some rims. I believe they were ProLine Velocity because they were yellow.
 

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I have 3 decent sized holes in each rim on my ax-10. Just make sure you dont store it on the tires.
 

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I vent the tyres on my trucks, truggies and buggies, but just the wheels on the crawlers...
 

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