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Old 2018.02.16, 09:18 PM   #1
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How to remove Kyosho Drift Tires from rims?

Ok I give up... lol. How the devil do you remove the drift tires from a rim?

I want to move them to a new body/rim Autoscale and can't figure out how to get them off for the life of me (at least without destroying them or the rims).

Anyone got any tips?

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Old 2018.02.16, 11:00 PM   #2
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Im not much of a drifter, so not much experience with drift tires. What I do know, is that they are a pain to get off.

Have you tried chilling the wheel in fridge or freezer, then using a hairdryer just on the drift tire? May help loosen it up a little.

Other idea would be to use the base of a screwdriver or tool that fits inside the lip of the wheel to allow you to push the tire harder... If you can find a PVC pipe that has a larger
inside diameter than the wheel, but smaller than the outer diameter of the tire you could use that with a hammer to push the tire off the wheel.
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Old 2018.02.17, 09:36 AM   #3
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Not a drifter either but could not resist trying another aspect of the hobby and since I never had an AWD from Kyosho I gave it a try. Actually pretty fun on the track. Kids love it too (now we need a second one to do racing and comps lol).

I've tried the hot water method and it did nothing at all so I'll try freezer next. For $6.99 for a new set I might just order a new pair lol.

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Old 2018.02.17, 10:49 PM   #4
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Mine came right off, i wonder why you're having trouble.
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