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Old 04-02-2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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We started building our backyard track and I need some help in choosing a tire. Like most AZ folks the soil is kinda sandy/hard so the stock Blitz tires don't hook up, especially since going to brushless.

Can someone recommend a good tire for AZ dirt?

Also is there something I can amend the dirt so it packs hard like clay?

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Old 04-02-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
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TS-100 is what I spray on walking tracks, looks like elmers glue.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:45 PM   #3
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Where do I find this stuff?
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:15 PM   #4
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Get a bunch of Nitro guys to come run on it. It will pack down and groove up nicely.
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If you want compaction try using lime. It's gets the soil real tight and is cheap to.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:19 AM   #7
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Call MDI Rock. I got some dirt from them that is super clean and compacts really well. Just tell them that you're making an RC track, he has some special stuff at their Chandler location.
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very cool, will try the lime first.

I am north of Tucson so Chandler is kinda far.

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If you want compaction try using lime. It's gets the soil real tight and is cheap to.
Just don't sit down or take a nap on it or you won't have any pants left...
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Just don't sit down or take a nap on it or you won't have any pants left...
I guess I should add a couple things then. One is the above statement and the other is try to mix it in as much as you can to the soil before compacting. Kind of like a cake mix. It will really make a big difference than sprinking the lime on top
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The cheapest way would be to get some left over pond silt from a pond maintenance company (like a golf-course), or from a city park maintenance official. They have to pump silt out of ponds every so often and it compacts almost like clay when it's moist. Or, you could run some soft AKA Cityblocks, Enduros, or Jconcepts Subcultures. All work GREAT on SC's in AZ dirt.
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All great info. Picked up some lime at HD for only $8 a bag. Looking for tires now so all should be good soon.

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The cheapest way would be to get some left over pond silt from a pond maintenance company (like a golf-course), or from a city park maintenance official. They have to pump silt out of ponds every so often and it compacts almost like clay when it's moist. Or, you could run some soft AKA Cityblocks, Enduros, or Jconcepts Subcultures. All work GREAT on SC's in AZ dirt.
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im also building a backyard track as well and the dirt i have is very dry and semi hard...for example its hard to put stakes into the ground when hamering it down...so my question would be="would adding top soil to the track layout help out to give it more traction " or should just watering it down for a week "help...im new the short course scene and kind excited about the racing scene...
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im also building a backyard track as well and the dirt i have is very dry and semi hard...for example its hard to put stakes into the ground when hamering it down...so my question would be="would adding top soil to the track layout help out to give it more traction " or should just watering it down for a week "help...im new the short course scene and kind excited about the racing scene...
If your getting compaction out of it to where you have a hard time driving a stake in the ground then just keep throwing on water. No need to bring in other soil. Water at night so you water can really soak into the track. If you have access to a sod roller use that. it makes a big difference
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