Need some help here. Our karting league is getting a one-off chance to race our karts on a hockey rink next month. Road karts racing around an ice oval. For tires we have two choices: buy a spec tire set shipped from Europe already studded for $500 (ouch), or buy the spec studs and manually stud a set of rains or whatever else you can find.
My buddy and I are trying to go with the later option because $500 for a set of tires that we may never use again is a bit ridiculous. But how does one go about studding tires for karts? I watched a video of someone do it for a motorcycle and it looked like you need a liner, and then you need to rotate the studs a certain way all around the tire for the best traction. However I can’t find any guide for studding kart tires. Can you actually stud wet tires? Where do you find a liner because I can’t find a kart specific tire liner. Do you even need one? And then how should I orient the studs for maximum traction? It’s going to be an oval so I’m sure the studs will be offset somehow for that. I can’t seem to find answers for any of these things. My biggest fear is going through all the trouble of studding the tires myself and having none of them hold air. If anyone here can help me out it’d be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!