Tubes or no Tubes !!!

Old 11-08-2010, 03:37 PM
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What is better tubes or no tubes in slicks. What do you run and why is it better? Thanks
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:14 PM
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There are already several threads about tubes. Type in tubes in the search and you can find more.

http://forums.racingjunk.com/viewtop...ighlight=tubes
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:10 PM
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no tubes anymore but I used to run them. it was nice to never ever have the slicks go flat in the garage. I stopped using them for no other reason other than , everyone said not to run them.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
no tubes anymore but I used to run them. it was nice to never ever have the slicks go flat in the garage. I stopped using them for no other reson other than , everyone said not to run them.

Are you happy? I just hate to spend the cash if I don't need to
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
no tubes anymore but I used to run them. it was nice to never ever have the slicks go flat in the garage. I stopped using them for no other reson other than , everyone said not to run them.

Are you happy? I just hate to spend the cash if I don't need to
Well in that case NO TUBES. My car already had tubes when I bought it that's why I had them. I am happy I just park the car with jack stands under the rear end housing in case they leak down the cars weight isn't on the flat sidewall.


I'm almost positive the majority will tell you no tubes if you asked every person here that runs slicks.

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Old 11-08-2010, 05:28 PM
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[quote="Tod74"]
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no tubes anymore but I used to run them. it was nice to never ever have the slicks go flat in the garage. I stopped using them for no other reson other than , everyone said not to run them.

Are you happy? I just hate to spend the cash if I don't need to
Well in that case NO TUBES. My car already had tubes when I bought it that's why I had them. I am happy I just park the car with jack stands under the rear end housing in case they leak down the cars weight isn't on the flat sidewall.


Thanks.

I'm almost positive the majority will tell you no tubes if you asked every person here that runs slicks.

jmo[/quote


Thanks !!!!
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:46 PM
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If the car is heavy the tubes will help stiffen up the tire. I run a stiff sidewall goodyear because my car weighs 3200-3300 with me in it. Again,same as before...I run the stiff sidewall because people that I trust told me to.I have never tried any other tire .

The car seems to squat on the tire more since I took the tubes out but that might just be my imagination, who knows.I use the same tire now that I used with the tubes. 32-14 goodyear D5 COMPOUND D1984
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:29 PM
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I run Tubes on a 3,000 lb 10.5 Oultaw car...never had tire shake Yet. I like the extra support on the heavier car with smaller tire Consistant 1.10 and 1.11 60fts.


ps. I even ran tubes on my high 5 second low 6 seconds cars also...just for the pure fact it was less hassle of putting air into them all the time.....my time is worth something...you go and add up all the time you spend placing air in leaky tires and you will find it will be the smartest $50.00/$100.00 one time spend you will ever make in Racing.


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Old 11-08-2010, 06:30 PM
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The thing that todd mentioned, plus if you have a chassis car, that hit the tires hard, you want stiffs and tubes.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:00 PM
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I only took mine out because people told me too.

I guess I didn't ask the right people huh?

As I said mine feels like it "squishes" down on the tire harder since I took em out...I assume that is because the tire is less stiff than it was with the tubes.
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