Flap or Duct tape ?

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KimVanOrder
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Flap or Duct tape ?

Post by KimVanOrder » July 7th, 2021, 4:01 pm

Will Duct tape do the job of wheel flaps?

Your thoughts?



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Reds34
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Re: Flap or Duct tape ?

Post by Reds34 » July 7th, 2021, 6:31 pm

KVO,

Are you driving the truck down the road? Are you using new tires and tubes? If using new tires and tubes I think it would be foolish to not get flaps. If it's just for a doodlebug or something around the yard, I guess you could use duct tape. If you use duct tape, you may very well have a harder time getting the tire on.

Just my $0.02

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1crosscut
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Re: Flap or Duct tape ?

Post by 1crosscut » July 7th, 2021, 7:19 pm

If I were to go the duct tape route I'd splurge for Gorilla tape.
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Re: Flap or Duct tape ?

Post by Bob C » July 7th, 2021, 7:45 pm

I would not use tape. With a flap you know the tube is up inside the tire and
is not going to get pinched.

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Re: Flap or Duct tape ?

Post by KimVanOrder » July 8th, 2021, 2:42 pm

OK !!! Flap it is... :D :D

Thanks for your input...
KVO
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