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post #1 of 17 Old 12-03-2006, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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How do you get those rubber pointy things off the edge of the tires? I've tried side cutters, but they still leave a nub.
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Ignore them, or go hit the twisties REALLY HARD!!!!!! They will wear off eventually, don't sweat it.

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Drag your knees in corners and they will go away real quick!

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How do you get those rubber pointy things off the edge of the tires? I've tried side cutters, but they still leave a nub.
You're a nub.:razz:

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well actually it comes and goes. at least i wear kevlar flip-flops.

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How do you get those rubber pointy things off the edge of the tires? I've tried side cutters, but they still leave a nub.
The best way is to take a (detail) belt sander to them. just be sure not to leave a flat spot when you do it.

Actually.. scratch that and just do the twisties real hard. The sander is the second best.
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They are supposed to be there. Sort of like rubber studs for cornering on ice.

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The best way is to take a (detail) belt sander to them. just be sure not to leave a flat spot when you do it.
That would make mobile rumble strips wouldn't it?

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That would make mobile rumble strips wouldn't it?
Not as long as you are careful about it. You don't need to take a lot off... just buff it enough to take the nibs off. We do it in the factory all the time when the vent sleaves slip in the molds. That is what the "nibs" are... vents in the mold to allow the air out so the rubber can flow and fill the cavities that form the tread and lettering on the tire. (when the sleave slips it leaves a BIG nib on the tire.. about 5* the size of a normal vent)

Btw. you can use a "flap wheel" sander as well just be careful not to take too much off and leave a flat spot.
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