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post #1 of 10 Old 02-25-2008, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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studded tires of death

With another round of ice races coming up this weekend we decided it would be fun to stud up some tires on one of GrimmSpeed's sponsored rides.

We bought enough studs(bolts) to do 80 per tire on 3 cars. Josh i believe located the seller on rs25(correct me if i'm wrong josh). Turned out to be about $100 per car in parts to do it all.

Install was pretty simple, just time consuming.

1. marker/paint stud pattern on tire
2. use 7/32" drill bit to drill out the holes
3. take bolt, place small gold washer on followed by big silver washer.
4. with a wrench, thread the bolt and washers from the inside of the tire out. we tried just pushing them through but the hole is so small it made it difficult. we used a 12v makita drill just to get them all threaded through the tire.
5. once all of the bolts/washer are through the tire, place another silver washer then a gold smaller washer on the bolt on the tread side of the tire.
6. place locking nut on each stud, tighten with impact wrench.

this is where we are now. next step will be to pop them on the rims to see if they hold air. we may need to put a can of green goo in each tire just as a saftey measure. the studs are pretty long so we may need to trim them as well.

I think these will be a blast out on the ice...hopefully no small children or animals get in the way!!

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Thats hot Justin, good writeup. If everything works out, they hold air, drive well, serve their purpose I vote sticky on this baby.

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those poor KDW-2s!

LOL

yeah, I THINK you might need to trim those... just a little... maybe. But cool!

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Man those things look vicious. Awesome, but scary.

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They've gotta get trimmed.

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HOLY CRAP!!!! your outa your mind !! thats F'n awsome,, make a video i wanaa see
i think i can predict the future...
future has it inner fender well and fenders are going to take a serios beating
half the drive train is going to fall out
and its going to loose tire pressure very fast once it starts moving around.......
that why we need a video i wanna see thing break !!! haha defintley awsome though
damn you must have so much time on your hands
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i wounder how well those will balance? very cool though. I would have used a sealent on the inside washer just to make sure it held the air. and maybe 1/4" x 2" bolts with a point sharpened on them before install. I have faith that this setup will last atleast through a race or 2. lets see the vid and the results. should be good.lol

its all coming together, after a year.
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I think I just figured out what to use my stock rubber for.lol I'm gonna try this out.lol

its all coming together, after a year.
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i believe with this bolts thru the tire setup you have to run a tube.
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i would hope you plan on running a tube, or the first test run will be brief, to say the least.

ill give you props for thinking outside the box, but if i where to make an educated guess i would say those things are going to split the tire. as soon as there is lateral load on those things they are going to either see-saw there way out or tear laterally all the way to the wheel and then just fall out of the giant gash in the tire.

still, cool none the less. i would like to know how this plays out.
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