Tires slipping on wheel

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  1. Tire God 2.0

    Tire God 2.0 Senior Hellcat Member

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    The OEM Hellcat wheels have a riged bead seat area to minimize this issue. But even with that some of you still have this issue. This is perticularly bad when you pay for a road force balance. Hunter engineering states that after tires have been lubricated, you should drive like a grandma for 500 miles to ensure the lube dries completely to avoid the issue. I know this is probably not possible for some or even all of you, but I thought I would share this.
     
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    I had this issue with drag radials on my 2013 SRT stroker that I race in the MSHS races. I resolved the slippage issue by mounting the tires dry and putting Permatex High Tack on the bead area of the wheel. Tires are a ***** to mount dry but it can be done.

    My tires have been thru two race days and one tire moved less than an inch and the other stayed in place. I was pulling 1.5 second sixty foot.
     
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    I got tired of it and just drove 4 screws into my tires on each one. Screwed em right into the wheel. They don't hold air for shit anymore, but they aren't slipping!
     
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    I have read that you can use Permatex High Tack on the beads to keep the tires from slipping. I plan to try it in a month or two.
     
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    Permatex High Tack....that is what I used not RV cement...
     
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    Sounds like I better take photos of each wheel.
     
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    Race tires are very flexible. Street tires on the other hand, if you don't use lube you run a very high risk of ripping the beads, as well as the tires not seating properly.
     
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    I mounted my Nitto NT05R's on the Brvado's dry, they moved about 1/2 inch each side at first but that was it.
     
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    Yeah the race tires are pretty easy to mount dry. Also depends on the bead seat area. I would still use lube but also the permatex stuff.
     
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    Both my HC and 2013 SRT have dry mounted rear street tires....had to be very careful but worked...no slippage..
     
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    That's good. I would assume the tire glue would act as a lubricant long enough to mount the tires. Might be a good idea. Only other good option is to get bead lock wheels. (Not rim screws)
     
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    The guy who mounts my tires cringes every time I mention changing tires...he says mounting them is a major workout...
     
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    This last time I had them balance the wheels without the tires. Installer said the balance machine actually had a setting for this. Both took weight exactly opposite the TPMS, 2.0 and 2.5 ounce. Then they mounted the tires and no additional balancing. I have found they always move when the tire mount is fresh. Then the heavy spot on the tire can align with the weights that were added causing issues. I am just too afraid to glue them on, because if they do turn anyways I do not want the glue balling up and disturbing the seal or any such thing. Plus the next time you need new tires do the installers have to clean the bead seats? Will they do a good Job? ANyhow, so far they are smooth enough for racing and actually run quite smooth at 75 on smooth highway. They have bounced some when first driven on the way to the track and even at the track depending on how long the car has sit or if they are in or out of sync.. But, for the most part they are smooth.
     
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    I dont want any glue on mine either, my Street R's moved a total of 2 inches in 4 runs. The first being the largest at 1 inch. Second launch about 1/2, the next 2 not so much. We'll see what happens.
     
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    Finspeed offers a knurled bead seat option that is $40 per wheel.

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