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Old 08-17-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
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I have 295-35-18 BFG drag radials. there is a hole in one. other than a good inner patch job, can u buy innertubes for these low profile tires? Hate to just throw them away since i have 60%tread left
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Patch or Plug the tire. I do not believe Radials are supposed to run with a inner tube. I am sure if you had to go this route you could, but be sure to then add the screws in the rims to ensure the tire doesn't spin on the rim if the car hooks up. If it does spin on the rim and your running tubes, you are going to pop the tube.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:46 AM   #3
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no inner tubes in racing tires, especially at lower pressures, they will rub and chafe inside the tire and rub thru and blow, no one i know uses tubes in any kind of race tires, ALMS, Trans Am series, Nascar, etc
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there are radial tubes but for that size I don't know. there are devices to repair punctures that both patch and plug at the same time.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:23 PM   #5
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I know in the old days everyone had tubes with the bias ply tires with screws in the rim. don't see why the same can't be done with a radial. the bfg now has a plug in it but he!l i used to rip them out of my street tires with no burnouts. this plug is right in the middle where there is no tread. Just don't think it's gonna hold doing a linelock burnout???
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:10 AM   #6
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For what it's worth, I ordered some racing inner tubes from Discount Tire for my sports racer. It adds a small amount of rotating mass, but I used them in radial racing rain tires, so that was no problem. The tubes were special order, and rather expensive, but they worked fine.
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For what it's worth, I ordered some racing inner tubes from Discount Tire for my sports racer. It adds a small amount of rotating mass, but I used them in radial racing rain tires, so that was no problem. The tubes were special order, and rather expensive, but they worked fine.
ROGER! on the discount tire!! thanks
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I would probably just buy a new tire. I tend to not want to worry about things!
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