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    Dragster front tires?

    Does anyone use a tube in a front dragster tire? I believe they are good year 17 x 2.25. They have about 20 passes on them, every time the car sits for a day or two, they are flat.

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    I run tubes in mine, same size tires.
    No matter where you go, there you are.
    **IN GOD WE TRUST**

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    I don't run tubes or know anybody that does in dragster fronts. The trick I was taught was to rub a little palmolive dish soap inside before mounting them up. Mine will hold air for months since I started doing that.

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    for sure no tubes, go do a search on the www about tubes blowing out and dragsters wrecking.
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    Any other advise on getting them to quit leaking? Tonight i might try to take them off and put in water and see where they are leaking? They look to be mounted good. Thanks

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    Spray some soapy water around the bead and see where its leaking. Some use a bead sealer on them, I've always just soaped the fronts and no issues.

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    How much air psi should i be running? its a 280" hardtail

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    I'll be taking mine out.
    No matter where you go, there you are.
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    I run 32lbs in my fronts.
    David Lanning
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    X2 on the dish soap, works well with tubeless slicks also, just take a paint brush and paint the insides before mounting and balancing, put a little extra air in them for a couple days. Usually they'll never leak unless you run over something, then they are a bitch to patch.

    JMO

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