this just didn't seem right.....

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Had fun getting ready for the TB jambo next weekend.

I am not a huge fan of full throttle vertical climbs and I heard that water in teh tires will give you a bit of an edge. So I decided to try it.

fancy dancy little adapter allowed me to hook a garden hose directly up to the front tires. I used a ball valve (green thing) so I could control the flow better. It actually worked great with a slow rate and the Klune R.A.D valves I have. The valves allowed the pressure to dissipate and then basically told me when the tires were full.. Course, I still overfilled one ;)

It is just odd watching water spray out of your tires :D
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BTW, I weighed the tires before and after.. 130# without water and 308 after water..

Each..

Changing a tire is gonna be tough ;)
 

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You're right, that ain't right. Let me know how it works though. 1000 pounds extra of unsprung weight would probably break my stuff though.
 

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It is only an extra 350lbs. You only fill up the front tires. Rear tires would just make it harder to haul my cruisers fat ass over a climb ;)

But still. I only have stock inners. (35 spline non neck down). If something breaks, I'll just pick up a set of D60 U joints From Bobby and Scott from Rockstomper is bringing out some alloy USA shafts for me.

Nice thing about being stock Fullwidth. EASY to get parts :)
 

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lol

And Hydro steering too Jack ;)

I actually got one from Georg. But thanks!!
You hitting the rubithon this year?


Yeah Jim, 40" Iroks. But be aware, Almost everyone that I talked to said that alloy axles and super joints were a requirement on a D60 axle.. I doubt the knuckles on a cruiser axle would hold up to the abuse..
BUT, I have not ran them..
 

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If you don't want it laying around anymore then sure, bring it down :)

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did you fill the tires right to the top? will the tires still flex like they would with air.
It seems to me that adding water will change the spring rate of the tire.
 

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Just filled to the top of the rim.

Yeah, the spring rates will change because of the water (water does not compress) but the little pocket of air makes it work fine.
 

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no real handling differences on the road.

Hammers this weekend to find out if I either snap things or climb like you would not believe ;)
 

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