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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 06, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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tire tubes in slicks?

with a set of m/t et drag slicks, do you have to use thier tubes? or will any proper sized tire tube work ? thanks

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Re: tire tubes in slicks?

Jeff use racing tubes only,, others are too thin and they will pinch and leak
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Re: tire tubes in slicks?

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Re: tire tubes in slicks?

Jeff i have seen guys use the regular tubes in the past but they allways seemed to get a hole in them,, compare them to a racing tube and you will see why.
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Re: tire tubes in slicks?

I ran m/t et drag slicks for a couple years, no tubes, no problems. Regardless, you may want to mark your tire to rim with a paint marker in one spot to watch for and slip between the tire and rim-- I've had them move, typically on the first day of running, then rebalance the tire if it moves significantly. It seems like once the tire gets hot and cools a few times, it doesn't slip anymore. Sorry if I got side-tracked. -Dan

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Re: tire tubes in slicks?

Use the drag tubes and apply some talc powder in the tire with the tube. Keeps things from getting pinched .

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Re: tire tubes in slicks?

I would also recommend running tubes in the front if you run narrow front tires and rims.

They'll probably go flat if you don't.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 06, 10:29 PM
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Re: tire tubes in slicks?

I suggest rim screws too! Why not? Might as well go all out, I never have a problem with my tires/tubes/screws....

...forgot to put my story up....bout 3 years ago a fox body mustang I was racing (who was SLIGHTLY ) infront of me swirved into my lane with a flat tire...I slammed on the brakes and we almost collided (I was catching up ) upon later inspection...the tire spun on the rim, tearing the valve stem from the tube!!!

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Re: tire tubes in slicks?

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Use the drag tubes and apply some talc powder in the tire with the tube. Keeps things from getting pinched .
Yeap thats true the talc works good and the tubes dont stick to the tire or rim.
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