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    How do I DRY THE FOAM inside my tire?

    I have 40 Series 24mm Cheyenne wheels with Big Joes tires on My Traxxas Summit. I love them however after some heavy creek bashing I noticed they absorbed a lot of water into the foams. After squishing them several times to squeeze the water out of the hole I let them sit to dry for several days if not weeks, well now I guess it is still a little wet in some spots (kinda like a flat spot in a tire because they sat) so when I drive they wobble badly.

    Should I just drill several some small holes into the thick tread or something? Anyone know a good way to dry these foams? Thanks in advance for any help.
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    RE: How do I DRY THE FOAM inside my tire?

    Yes small holes in the tire tread will allow the water to be forced out when the tires are spinning.
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    RE: How do I DRY THE FOAM inside my tire?

    Tamiya cc01, AE RC18R, HPI Savage Flux XS, HPI E-Firestorm Flux.

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    RE: How do I DRY THE FOAM inside my tire?

    if you have access to a dehumidifier it works well. If i do allot of wet running i will put it in the room with the rc's for a day or so and drys them out well

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    RE: How do I DRY THE FOAM inside my tire?


    ORIGINAL: Zrock

    if you have access to aΒ*dehumidifierΒ*it works well. If i doΒ*allotΒ*of wet running i will put it inΒ*theΒ*room with the rc's for a day or so andΒ*drysΒ*them out well
    Never thought of that but seems like a neat idea...
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    RE: How do I DRY THE FOAM inside my tire?

    Awesome guys thanks! Looks like I will go ahead and drill the holes, run it for a bit and then throw it in the spare room with the dehumidifier on high for a day or two. Thanks for the help!
    Trucks: Brushless Traxxas E-Revo , Brushless Cen GST, Traxxas Summit (Dewalt 820 pending)
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    RE: How do I DRY THE FOAM inside my tire?

    Your Welcome.
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