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Old 05-27-2004, 11:17 PM
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Default ABS over tires or just wheels?

Ive heard/seen it both ways- which is correct?
Old 05-28-2004, 12:31 AM
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I did it over the wheels, mainly because it wouldnt fit with the tires on the wheels. I would have preferred using the tires as well, because it would have allowed the wheel to sit firmly inside the pipe. With the rims, it slips too much, so Im gonna have to seal it inside the pipe with silicon sealant. If you have piping big enough, use both the wheel and the tires.
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to fit it over just the wheels, use 2" BAS pipe. to fit it over the wheels and tires together, use 2" pipe couplings. The couplings are bigger than 2" (they are designed to slip over 2" pipes to join them together) and on my HPI 26mm wheels with HPI x-pattern tires, they fit very snugly around the tires. The only problem is that they look a little funny (too big) and they won't clear your wheel wells on the body.
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Default RE: ABS over tires or just wheels?

just get a hacksaw and saw it down a bit
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Default RE: ABS over tires or just wheels?

i made some drifters today and they are awesome, but i used a miter box saw
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Default RE: ABS over tires or just wheels?

There isn't a 'correct' way, but you'll get the best results with 50mm pipe on your 2.2" bare wheels (it's damned tight fit tho')
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Default RE: ABS over tires or just wheels?

Wouldnt u have to cut the sides (walls?) of the rim to get the plastic on th rim if you want to have plastic only?
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Default RE: ABS over tires or just wheels?

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I did it over the wheels, mainly because it wouldnt fit with the tires on the wheels. I would have preferred using the tires as well, because it would have allowed the wheel to sit firmly inside the pipe. With the rims, it slips too much, so Im gonna have to seal it inside the pipe with silicon sealant. If you have piping big enough, use both the wheel and the tires.
You dont have to seal the wheel, if you have problems seating the drift tire to the wheel, just wrap electrical tape around the wheel a few times, then firmly push the dift tire (abs pipe) onto the rim and it will not shift or slide PERIOD!

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