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rcToyotaman 04-07-2009 05:07 PM

how do i can make the tires more soft
 
how can i make the tires softer
its Nitto Mud tires

texx 04-07-2009 05:15 PM

RE: how do i can make the tires more soft
 
Exacto + dremel .. the only two tools necessary.

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Creepy Crawler 04-08-2009 10:28 PM

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As texx stated above, you just need to break out the xacto knife and a rotary tool and go to town. They stink to high heavens when you use the dremel but it makes fast work of it. You will still need the hobby knife to do the detail cutting but I would just say figure out which ones you want to cut and even go as far as marking them with a white out pen or light paint/fingernail polish so you don't get confused and cut off the wrong lugs. Just from pulling one lug from the edge of the tire that has a grouping of 3 makes a noticable difference. Take for example texx's tires on yellow crawler. I've seen mixed postings on these forums about the tires. Whether you should remove the big lugs or remove the small ones but man, I just say go with it. There probably isn't the "right way" to do any of these mods we are doing but that's what makes them enjoyable. If you do a fantastic job on a mod, we want to hear about it because who knows, you may have the next big thing that we never even thought about and we will be coming to you for answers and a how-to. It just takes some elbow grease and they don't sell that at Wal-mart.

yaleforscale 05-08-2009 06:30 PM

RE: how do i can make the tires more soft
 
very soft tiers whoo :D:D:D

adrians3109 05-09-2009 07:14 AM

RE: how do i can make the tires more soft
 
...or else take a shortcut and buy an aftermaket 2.2 set of tyres of something else. I had cut my stock nb tyres before to make them softer but still there is no comparison to other tyres...its not just how hard or soft they are, but the material makes a huge difference to grip.

I got a set of these from ebay and its the best mod i have done on my NB in terms of performance...and still these are the cheapest i could find.

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KE4QPF 05-11-2009 06:55 PM

RE: how do i can make the tires more soft
 
I have also found that heat tends to soften things up a bit. The heat tends to loosen the molecules in the rubber so they expand a bit. I wouldn't recommend a blow torch, but light heat from a hair drier would probably do the trick.

adrians3109 05-12-2009 06:52 AM

RE: how do i can make the tires more soft
 


ORIGINAL: KE4QPF

I have also found that heat tends to soften things up a bit. The heat tends to loosen the molecules in the rubber so they expand a bit. I wouldn't recommend a blow torch, but light heat from a hair drier would probably do the trick.
does this apply only till they are still warm? ...or they will remain like this then even when cold again?

KE4QPF 05-12-2009 12:09 PM

RE: how do i can make the tires more soft
 


ORIGINAL: adrians3109



ORIGINAL: KE4QPF

I have also found that heat tends to soften things up a bit. The heat tends to loosen the molecules in the rubber so they expand a bit. I wouldn't recommend a blow torch, but light heat from a hair drier would probably do the trick.
does this apply only till they are still warm? ...or they will remain like this then even when cold again?
By the heat weakening the structure of the tire overall, it should not become firm again after it cools.


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