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    afternoon fellas!

    any ideas to stop vipers pulling off the rim?, using v3 lipped silverback beadlocks and they are still in perfect shape even after the vipers pulling out so not sure why they keep doing it? zero growth foams aswell, heard they were looking into them pulling out and suggested using the v3 beadlocks but still no joy, any ideas ??

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    i found when i 1st tried fitting the vipers with zero growth foams , i couldnt get the tyre to sit correctly, even pulling it down using the beadlocks, it just didnt feel right,
    fitted a set of stock hpi foams and have never had a problem

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    as above zero growths to big for vipers+ not needed, stock or ebay cheap rears from psf racing

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Molded-...3D331598398689
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    Stick some bigger screws in like the Silverback ones. You can also do the nut and bolt mod on the outer bead locks. They won't pull out after that. The threads in the wheels go over time.

    as above. Don't stick zero growths in them

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    The advantage of vipers is no need for zero growths, as Paul says and list get those eBay forms.

    I bought those from the the same link either from Paul or Paul posting it up Laz or spents fitting was no issues at all and revved mine to 20880 revs last week with some pretty crap drifts chucked in.

    But I always fit new tyres wheels beads and screws, silverback beads V3 and silverback screws on super stars.


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    Yep, 5th'd from me on this as well, use Stock HPI Foams in the viper tyres only, the Zero Growths don't fit with them and aren't needed.

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    I have stock foams so will fit them when i change the wheels to silverbacks next week, thought the hostiles would compliment the vipers haha guess not lol cheers all

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    No they definitely don't complement the vipers and they are really heavy too. Which slows the car down accelerating. Light cheap and chippy foams are what you need m8

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    If you are using 5T ones, then it's a common problem, and isn't necessarily the foam.
    Lots of people have had the same issue, regardless of which foam they've used.
    Mark himself has admitted he's aware of people having an issue.
    There's posts on msuk and FB groups about it.
    He told a lad I know Andy that the next batch will have a better side wall.
    IMO, the faulty tyres should be bought back or replaced FOC, like Hostile do, but so far, I don't think anyones asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biscuits View Post
    Stick some bigger screws in like the Silverback ones. You can also do the nut and bolt mod on the outer bead locks. They won't pull out after that. The threads in the wheels go over time.

    as above. Don't stick zero growths in them
    Any link with the nut and bolt mod?Was tryng to find it,but no succes

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatalinU View Post
    Any link with the nut and bolt mod?Was tryng to find it,but no succes


    http://www.baja-forum.co.uk/showthre...hasn-t-done-it

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    THX paul.Jost posted up there a question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh How Original View Post
    If you are using 5T ones, then it's a common problem, and isn't necessarily the foam.
    Lots of people have had the same issue, regardless of which foam they've used.
    Mark himself has admitted he's aware of people having an issue.
    There's posts on msuk and FB groups about it.
    He told a lad I know Andy that the next batch will have a better side wall.
    IMO, the faulty tyres should be bought back or replaced FOC, like Hostile do, but so far, I don't think anyones asked.
    I sent Mark a message as the baja on a football pitch just all of a sudden flipped and I thought wheel had flown off but it was the tyre which had split along the bead lock line.

    I sent pics and Mark sent me out a new tyre FOC with me covering postage.
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