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Old 10-22-2009, 09:12 AM   #3196
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Turns out that my gold bar codes never got ordered because they were out of stock -- but I happened to get a moment to check out some gold bar codes at the track last night and I have to say that the golds are WAY harder than m3 proline tires. What on earth! At this rate, I'd be getting greens!
Keep in mind the gold bar codes are a completely different rubber. The chemical make-up is what makes it work or not for indoor damp clay tracks, not the hardness. Gold bar codes feel much harder than even our own green or blue compounds, but work much better for indoor damp clay tracks. Even PL's indoor compound is much harder than their own M3.

Basically if you are an average club racer and just want a hooked up car then Green, Blue or even M3 will work great. If you're consistantly fighting for 1st place in the A-main then you will need to run Golds or Clay compound tires for those extra 1/10ths of a sec. Again; this is for indoor damp clay surfaces.

Here is a track (S&N Trackside) where Bar Codes are the hot tire....
http://www.youtube.com/user/mdoggmu#p/a/u/0/b7j8pTkOkow
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:56 AM   #3197
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Turns out that my gold bar codes never got ordered because they were out of stock -- but I happened to get a moment to check out some gold bar codes at the track last night and I have to say that the golds are WAY harder than m3 proline tires. What on earth! At this rate, I'd be getting greens!
Like PW said golds have a harder carcass, they are for those clay tracks that when you feel it, they feel kinda like a tar. On a top-soil track like ours, gold is probably not the top choice.
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:39 PM   #3198
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Here is our track in STL where Blue compound barcodes is the hot ticket.

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Keep in mind the gold bar codes are a completely different rubber. The chemical make-up is what makes it work or not for indoor damp clay tracks, not the hardness. Gold bar codes feel much harder than even our own green or blue compounds, but work much better for indoor damp clay tracks. Even PL's indoor compound is much harder than their own M3.

Basically if you are an average club racer and just want a hooked up car then Green, Blue or even M3 will work great. If you're consistantly fighting for 1st place in the A-main then you will need to run Golds or Clay compound tires for those extra 1/10ths of a sec. Again; this is for indoor damp clay surfaces.

Here is a track (S&N Trackside) where Bar Codes are the hot tire....
http://www.youtube.com/user/mdoggmu#p/a/u/0/b7j8pTkOkow
my track man, that is an ooold video. yeah, gold barcodes are a new item here, and i run them. really, they are the fastest tire yet. we used to run clay slicks but now we dont water the track every 20 min. really nice. mine have a good amount of use and the foams are still fresh, and alot of tread left. i put two weeks on full tapers and they are dead. i put a month and maybe a week and the treads are like new. great tires, and nice looking rims
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:15 PM   #3200
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So... why on earth don't bar codes come in green? Suburbs come in m3 -- codes should come in green! M3 suburbs work so well at our moist packed track, it's really a shame we can't try some green codes to see how they'd do.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:46 AM   #3201
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So... why on earth don't bar codes come in green? Suburbs come in m3 -- codes should come in green! M3 suburbs work so well at our moist packed track, it's really a shame we can't try some green codes to see how they'd do.
There really wouldn't be much use for a Green Bar Code. If you need a rubber that soft, the Green Double Dees should work, or Blue Bar Codes which are soft as well.
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So... why on earth don't bar codes come in green? Suburbs come in m3 -- codes should come in green! M3 suburbs work so well at our moist packed track, it's really a shame we can't try some green codes to see how they'd do.
I agree! Why not make them available? Let the drivers decide what to run, not dictate what they should run! I think a green code would be good but its not available so people are buying m3 suburbs or the pink hot bodies braces which work great! Just my $0.02....
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I agree! Why not make them available? Let the drivers decide what to run, not dictate what they should run! I think a green code would be good but its not available so people are buying m3 suburbs or the pink hot bodies braces which work great! Just my $0.02....
keep in mind that the JC team has probably tested this and blue probably works better in most cases, so it would not be profitable to make them in green
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Got a question. My track was prodominatly a green DD track, but latley pink BK bars/taper pins have been the hot tires. What JC Bar Code compound would be comparable to Losi pink?
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There really wouldn't be much use for a Green Bar Code. If you need a rubber that soft, the Green Double Dees should work, or Blue Bar Codes which are soft as well.
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Let's hear from the Utah Boyz on what there tire choice is. any Words of "Recommendation" on tires out there!
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Got a question. My track was prodominatly a green DD track, but latley pink BK bars/taper pins have been the hot tires. What JC Bar Code compound would be comparable to Losi pink?
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If the track is clean enough for BK's then blue barcodes will work well. I've used them at RCHR before with good results.
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If the track is clean enough for BK's then blue barcodes will work well. I've used them at RCHR before with good results.
The Pink equivalent is Gold, but you may want to try Blue's first, they just maybe better than Pinks..
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How should the Barcodes be mounted, smaller pattern on the inside or outside for both front and rear? Thanks
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How should the Barcodes be mounted, smaller pattern on the inside or outside for both front and rear? Thanks

Y on the inside is how I use them and always see them but I dont think it matters.
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