Tubes or not

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  1. jpkerley

    jpkerley Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hi tak has worked for me on both radials and slicks. But only a 9 sec car. Really didnt want to do screws on a street car
     
  2. Rich Schmidt

    Rich Schmidt Veteran Member

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    The only issue you have to watch for is what rims you are running Older wheels,especially Super Tricks have almost no bead retention. I run Super Tricks and if you let the air out of the tires the tire just falls off the rim. They were made so that slicks could be swapped with just screwdrivers in the pits. Some other old wheels are similar. If you run tubes your should screw the tires to the rim. If you screw the tire to the rim you need to run tubes. If you have rims with screw holes in them and don't use the screw holes you probably still need tubes.
     
  3. 10second74

    10second74 Member

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    Old thread, but I am not sure I need tubes or screws yet. Running a trans brake in a bracket car in MT 28x10-15 slicks. Is there any safety issue when not running tubes/screws? Currently I have them mounted tubeless, would like to avoid them if I can get away with it. This car only runs low 10's so I would think it won't be an issue. Chime in if I am wrong. Thanks!
     
  4. Evil Twin

    Evil Twin Member

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    I've heard of guys dropping slicks down to 9psi without tubes or screws but I doubt I'd want to go much lower than that
     
  5. Mike N

    Mike N Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I run tubes. dealing with slow leakers is a PITA.

    FWIW, I've got a bracket car..... the .005 slower I may go with a tube is worth not having to dick with tire pressure every other round.
     
  6. Evil Twin

    Evil Twin Member

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    I don't really have a problem with leakdown but I know tubes are a lot safer
     

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