Notices
RC Car General Discussions This forum is for all general discussions related to radio control cars. Check forums below for more specific categories if applicable.

Ballooning and diff oil

Old 03-26-2020, 03:14 AM
  #1  
tazzzz
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: wilmington, NC
Posts: 709
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default Ballooning and diff oil

What diff oil combinations are best to keep the front tires from ballooning so much,,,,I have the kraton 6+8s,,,and also an xmaxx...actually in general with most vehicles. As I have many,,,,I seem to have front tires ballooning for the most part....thanks guys....
Old 03-27-2020, 04:41 AM
  #2  
bill_delong
 
bill_delong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 720
Received 48 Likes on 42 Posts
Default

Diff oils will make very little difference in ballooning effect, especially if you are running on 8S!

Use this chart here to help you tune your diffs for your current track conditions:
Click image for larger version

Name:	15824512935_c4769325fe_o.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	241.0 KB
ID:	2266828

If you are doing speed runs on the street, then you should be running belted GT8 wheels which won't balloon at all and will give you the best possible performance:
https://www.sweepracingusa.com/8th-G...ons_p_266.html
Old 01-12-2022, 08:37 PM
  #3  
Johnryan30
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default E Revo on 6s W/ Duratrax Six packs ballooning

So I have a pretty stupid fast E-Revo that I like to call a land missile. But the tires really balloon out a lot I noticed the other day, so I heard something the other day about tying fishing string around them to prevent the ballooning issue and I was wondering If anybody knows anything about this and if they could put in their two since on the subject. I'm currently in the middle of doing this at the moment w/ 14lb test fishing line....
Old 01-13-2022, 04:05 AM
  #4  
1QwkSport2.5r
 
1QwkSport2.5r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Posts: 10,252
Received 60 Likes on 57 Posts
Default

The fishing line won’t last long. Worth a try, but you will find it isn’t going to work long term.

the old truck was to use the really sticky packing tape with the strings running the length of the tape. Running two or three narrow strips around the inside of the tire (below tread) helped with ballooning, however, if not done correctly, the tires will be lumpy and not be smooth. Once the tires are glued, you’re screwed. You can boil the tires (stinks the house up!!!) to break the glue though.


I like Bill’s comment on belted tires. That’s the ticket for speed running. For bashing off-road, find a harder compound tire. They balloon less.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.