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Author Topic: Freezer tech!  (Read 852 times)

mjh

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Freezer tech!
« on: July 17, 2008, 09:33:00 AM »
This is certainly not a new idea and has probably been done 

Some of the new tires like the M2 and M3 compounds the beads can stretch and make it hard to seat. I had that problem with my redrocks w/memory foams and rc4wd beadlocks.

Just like your willy, if you freeze rubber it shrinks. I put the foams and tires in the freezer for about 4 hours, the cold shrunk the bead and I was able to get a nice tight fit and secure the bead on the first try with each tire.

Works good on bushings in your 1.1 control arms too!
« Last Edit: July 17, 2008, 09:53:32 AM by mjh »

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Re: Freezer tech!
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 04:23:52 PM »
I just used this method now. The tires I got were so soft I couldn't get them in the bead and remembered reading this, so thanks! worked like a charm.

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