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    Fishing line on tires

    Anyone here try it? Have any pointers? I have pre glued 2.8 badlands on my next project so taping them is out the window. I plan on running 4s more than likely but can go to 6s with my castle setup so I want to try to minimize the ballooning if I can. This thing sucked the tire off the rim and curled them under the inner liner in a wreck with 6s senton wheels on it! Waiting on my t bone racing front bumper to come in and bajr body


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    Sure I use 65lbs braided line for my stock tires i do 2 wraps, one around the inside and one around the outside of the tire (3x around) and make sure youre IN the tread, add some ca glue to your knots and youre golden I havnt blown a tire or snapped a line yet



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xzinten View Post
    Sure I use 65lbs braided line for my stock tires i do 2 wraps, one around the inside and one around the outside of the tire (3x around) and make sure youre IN the tread, add some ca glue to your knots and youre golden I havnt blown a tire or snapped a line yet



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    I need to put line down the middle now, I already put it in the outside grooves.


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    I do it on my 3.8" trenchers on my 6S trucks. Haven't really needed it on my 3S trucks with 2.8" trenchers. Guessing I might if I ran 4S on them as they do balloon a bit.

    I don't use fishing line though, I use cored kevlar cord. Seems to hold up well on 6S. I used to use multiple wraps of a thinner 70lb kevlar cord, but the strands would get cut on rocks more easily, then I started using a 500lb cord with a core to it. It seems to hold up far better.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AZBSI0M

    3 or 4 wraps of 70lb on the left, 1 wrap of 400lb on the right:


    With the heavier cord, I don't tie multiple knots to retain the cord. I tie one long knot with 4-5 wraps which binds enough to hold it snug against the tire, then I run CA glue down the entire knot to keep it together. I also put a drop of CA every other lug or so to keep the cord secured to the tire all the way around. Then if it does cut, it's still partially holding the tire together.
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