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Here we go, kids, follow along as we cut n' shut some Mini-size off-road tires. This technique will work on anything from Mini-T tires like I used here up to Jumbo Kongs, so grab a pair of scissors and some IC-2000.

Start with a couple of tires (bet ya didn't see that one coming) :lol: Here's the un-narrowed tires on the Mini rim. Notice how poochy the sidewalls look? That's what we're going to fix.
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Now, grab some scissors. Poke a hole in the tread and cut around the circumference of the tire. Take out the center tread ribs, as many as you like. In this case, I'm taking both center ribs out and only using the side lugs. When you're done, you'll have a pair of sidewalls and a strip, like this:
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Next, glue the sidewalls together with the IC-2000. You might find that the scissors wandered a little as you were cutting. Don't panic, just rotate the sidewalls until the two halves line up. Trust me, they will, unless you really weren't paying attention.

After narrowing, you can see how much better the tire fits the rim :banana:

Two tires took me twelve minutes, not counting time for the glue to dry, but counting time for pics.

You can do it, too. Chop up some rubber!
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there is no way im hacking up the BFGs maybe i mite get some spares and cut them :)
im not tht bright...need TUTs
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Hi Dremel

Heres some questions for ya.

Regarding the glue you use.

Do you know what name its sold under in the UK? Its just I have never seen it here before.

Have you ever had a tyre come undone?

Do you use the same glue on narrowed wheels?

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I have been unable to find IC-2000 anymore. I think most stores stopped stocking it because it hardens up just sitting on the shelf before they can sell it. The LHS's around here stopped stocking it anyways and I haven't been able to find an online source. However a guy that races off-road here and works at the LHS just uses thin Blue Jet brand CA to glue tires. He cuts up tires to make custom tread combinations for racing and uses the Blue Jet to glue the pieces together. He showed me one and it was plenty flexible enough and you couldn't tear it apart at the glue joints.

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spitfire, i don't know if Bob Smith (the guys who make IC-2000) sell in the UK or not, but their testimonial call it "the best bloody stuff I've ever used" which leads me to believe it is :rofl:

i've used IC-2000 to cut-n-shut lots of tires, including E-Maxx tires that were jumped and subjected to high-speed abuse, and never had one come apart. if you can't find it, try regular thin CA, it does a great job bonding rubber to rubber, but beware, it bonds RIGHT NOW!

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Davkin: IC-2000 definitely hardens up fast in the container. Probably the demand for it is also too low for them to stock something with such a short lifespan. Here are a couple of links of resellers:
http://djhobby.com/catalog/rc-finish...es/BSMITH.html
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/hlc/hlc117.htm

Head over to the BSI website to see if there's a retailer close that can get it for you. There's a possibility that the guys that used to have it near you may still be able to order it for you. http://www.bsiadhesives.com/Pages/ho...ler/index.html

I've used various BSI cyanoacrylate adhesives for years - about the only brand I'll use now.

BTW, good thread, Dremelit. I'll sticky it, unless the Admins would rather me not. :nice: It's a good companion topic to your tire widenage thread.
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I'll have to bring them over from the old board. They're still parked on the Invisionfree site.
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little video on narrowing. IC-2000 still sold at my LHS so its still around.

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/sho...174#post474174
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Found an excellent substitute for IC 2000, (which seems to be half dried up in every tube Iv'e purchased), "Gorilla Superglue Impact Resistant Formula", a rubberized super glue which seems to work just as well, if not better.
Available at Home Depot and other stores that carry Gorilla glue products.
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good find! You testing it? If so, report back.
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