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Old 06-06-2004, 09:28 PM
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I went out and purchased 2" PVC pipe - went to home depot and lowes - neither had the black stuff so I got a 10' piece of white 2" pvc. Now when I got it home, it does not fit over my tires like I see other people doing. It's about the same size as my rims! What am I missing here, I thought you could just put PVC pipe over the tires. Do I need to purchase a smaller rim/tire size or something? I'm a little frustrated here, I was all ready to PVC drift heh.
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Old 06-06-2004, 10:06 PM
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For me atleast, the tires and rims both did not fit into the PVC, so I just used the rims, and used Pactra paint to paint the edge of the PVC black so it looks like a tire. It works great, even without the tires, so dont worry if it doesnt fit. I just used my rims inside the PVC. Here is an example:
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Old 06-06-2004, 10:17 PM
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Thanks for the reply.
Alright, well how did you get the rim to stick to the PVC?
And does it stay black after you run it a few times? I would think it would wear the paint right off the bottom.
Oh, and do you know where I could pick up another set of rims cheap so that I can switch between sets of tires?
Old 06-07-2004, 12:39 AM
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you gotta make sure the PVC is 2" inner diameter (ID)... thats the kind that fits over the rims

the kind that fits over your tires i believe is 2 1/4" ID
Old 06-07-2004, 12:58 PM
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I just took the rim into the hardware shop, and fit it into several pipes, until I found one with a snug fit.
Old 06-07-2004, 01:57 PM
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The PVC/ABS is meant to be your tire. Take off the rubber tire which is on the rim and slide the pipe over it. Enjoy!
Old 06-07-2004, 03:08 PM
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the 2" ABS slides directly onto 26mm wheels, and 2" ABS couplings fit directly over the same wheels with tires on them (fits right over the tires). 2" couplings are designed to slide over 2" pipe.
Old 06-15-2004, 04:11 PM
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2.2" wheels WILL go in 50mm polypipe even though they're 1mm bigger than the bore - trust me dude, push the wheel in at about 45°, then push the bit sticking out in as far as you can, then lay it face up on the floor with a book on the top, push down hard with both hands and you'll feel it click in. Job done
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what is better pvc or abs oh and what is gripper pvc or abs
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abs
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What is the purpose of putting a piece of ABS over the rims?
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ORIGINAL: RC Prodigy

What is the purpose of putting a piece of ABS over the rims?

That made my day, thanks! [&o]
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the purpose its to get ****ttttyyyyyy
Old 03-21-2005, 04:39 PM
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so can u put pipe wright on the rim and nothing on the outside of the pipe
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so can u put pipe wright on the rim and nothing on the outside of the pipe
Looks like you're not the brightest crayon in the box. Maybe you should lay off the weed, learn how-to spell, and read.
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so can u put pipe wright on the rim and nothing on the outside of the pipe
I usually don't say anything about how people spell, but that was bad.
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ORIGINAL: RC Prodigy

What is the purpose of putting a piece of ABS over the rims?
The reason why your in this sub-forum, hrmmm....read the topic next time you entre`...
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For all those who have any problems getting the rim to fit into the pvc all you need to do is put your cut pvc pipe into boiling water for about a minute..then the rims will slide in nice and easy. Does anyone know where to find abs?
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tip: easy way to get the tyres onto the rims.
buy weathering tape. its a tape with one side which is sticky and the other is just foam. you use it to put on the window frame so wind doesnt creep in.
pur this, i bit streched onto the rim and slide the tyre over, its a tight fit, but doesnt come off while driving and easy to remove once tyre is worn thin and heated.
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try and find PE (poly etheline) its better then ABS.
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Weed isnt that bad and it doesnt kill brain cells unlessed smoked...(eating, Vaporizing,ectect) its prefectly health to use a vaporizer good on the lungs and the head
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ORIGINAL: teamhex

Weed isnt that bad and it doesnt kill brain cells unlessed smoked...(eating, Vaporizing,ectect) its prefectly health to use a vaporizer good on the lungs and the head

Way off Topic..

Yes. the PVC/ABS/PE IS the Tyre..
WHy do we do it?
So we have as little traction as humanly possible and you must do it to ALL 4 WHEELS! not just the front or Just the Back but all 4 Wheels!!!

How do you get 50mm Pipe to fit on 52mm rims??
You heat the Pipe ONLY,.. not the Rims.
Heating the rims will cause them to Buckle and warp and then you can kiss good bye to your rims..

Heat the Pipe ONLY..

To remove is Easy..
You use a steady hand and either a chisel or a Stanely knife and cut the pipe where the wall is skinniest on the rim.

The Heating method requires no Glue.. the pipe shrinks down over the top of the rim.

http://media.putfile.com/PVC-Rims

Watch my Demonstrational Vid for assistance... and Yes, you have to move that Quick to stop the pipe burning your hands or cooling too quick..

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ORIGINAL: magnat
Yes. the PVC/ABS/PE IS the Tyre..
WHy do we do it?
So we have as little traction as humanly possible and you must do it to ALL 4 WHEELS! not just the front or Just the Back but all 4 Wheels!!!

How do you get 50mm Pipe to fit on 52mm rims??
You heat the Pipe ONLY,.. not the Rims.
Heating the rims will cause them to Buckle and warp and then you can kiss good bye to your rims..
Watch my Demonstrational Vid for assistance... and Yes, you have to move that Quick to stop the pipe burning your hands or cooling too quick..

DUde? little traction as humanly possible, your wrong... if that were the case id put detergent all over my track and skid-pan on it.
Using PVC gives off alot of plastic dust and makes your car dirty, ALSO it doesnt offer any "drift grip"

ABS, awesome material to use, little-no plastic dust and good "drift grip"

PE (polyethyline), no plastic dust and the best drift grip.

To explain drift grip, your going around a corner all smooth and great, now you hit a straight or you wanna turn when you want (not when the car wants), you need a level of grip to still maintain control, thus drift grip is needed.

smooth the edge of the pipe on the inside wth a hobby knife or sandpaper so its like a funnel for the rim, then boil the tyre in warm water, that make it expand, I tip i usualy give my crew is to buy "weathering tape" (a tape with glue on one side and foam on the other, u use it on windows to seal them from wind and weather) and put that over the rim before fitting a tyre (put in on stretched so it is just higher than the side walls of the rim). This allow the tyre to stay put in all conditions as it grips the tape when drifting.

you see when you drift the tyre gets hot and 8 times out of ten the tyre comes off at the last 30% of its life, the tape gives it a extra thing to hold on to when it stretches out.

just boil the tyre and youll get it on easily, you can even put the rim in the freezer overnight to schrink it and boil the tyre, then mount.

ENJOY

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