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Old 10-17-2012, 09:44 AM   #5521
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the new T4 hex axles from JC allow you to NOT use the C clip setup of the AE axles. Correct? Is that the big advantage? I am asking because I already have JC front and read sc10 hexes, so if i can stay with the AE axles and run the sc10 JC hexes, I could save a few bucks for the hex conversion. Anyway, I posted this here because I plan to get the JC T4 hex rims, because they are sexy. And I need to be sure I will not be jacking up the offset with the AAE axles and the JC sc10 hexes.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:19 AM   #5522
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Correct. It is a fresh axle design. For the T4 you would need the AE steering block #9880, JC axle #2170, and 2 of the SCT Rear Hex #2081 for front, and rear to keep the standard, legal vehicle width.
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I ordered some Bro-Codes, I haven't gotten a chance to check them out yet. I was curious if they are marked so they can be mounted in the proper direction easily. I assume the lower side of the tread faces forward, correct?
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I ordered some Bro-Codes, I haven't gotten a chance to check them out yet. I was curious if they are marked so they can be mounted in the proper direction easily. I assume the lower side of the tread faces forward, correct?
They have an Arrow on the sidewall showing direction of rotation.
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Will the slash hazards work if i have the protrac kit? And this is for the 4x4.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:45 PM   #5526
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What are the tires of choice for indoor blue groove? Ill be running at mikes this weekend and I haven't picked up tires yet.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:25 AM   #5527
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What are the tires of choice for indoor blue groove? Ill be running at mikes this weekend and I haven't picked up tires yet.
The track will start out wet/green, but once it dries out we will be running Blue compound Bar Codes and or Pressure Points.

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Will the slash hazards work if i have the protrac kit? And this is for the 4x4.
I'm on the road to Mike's Hobby Shop for the Short Course Showdown and can't confirm, but we pretty much have the Hazards in all the offsets now

I won't really be online until I get back...Thx
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Gold compound is for indoor wet/packed/sticky clay surfaces. Green and Blue Bar Codes are for drier/hard packed surfaces that may or may not have dust.
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Can you eleborate? I've seen motor spray mentioned on race reports. How are people using it on offroad tires? Spray and leave on to dry?
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I ordered some Bro-Codes, I haven't gotten a chance to check them out yet. I was curious if they are marked so they can be mounted in the proper direction easily. I assume the lower side of the tread faces forward, correct?
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Can you eleborate? I've seen motor spray mentioned on race reports. How are people using it on offroad tires? Spray and leave on to dry?
Yes. You can spray and let them sit in a ziplock overnight as well. WD40 works fairly well for softening the rubber as well, when left to sit overnight or longer.
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Yes. You can spray and let them sit in a ziplock overnight as well. WD40 works fairly well for softening the rubber as well, when left to sit overnight or longer.
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ok, time for the age old question. Removing tires from a rim.

I have a bad rim, tires are still in good condition though. I want to remove them and put them on some new hazards I have. I have in the past baked the tires off and soaked in acetone. I firmly believe that acetone is not great for the foams or rubber. What are your thoughts on the JC green compound tires and stock inserts? Bake or acetone? I really dont want to cut them off and reglue.
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I've seen the JC guys use motor spray quite a bit, as well as WD-40 a few times. Depends on how much softening you want. I find buggy grip and SXT 1.0 works the best for max softening.
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ok, time for the age old question. Removing tires from a rim.

I have a bad rim, tires are still in good condition though. I want to remove them and put them on some new hazards I have. I have in the past baked the tires off and soaked in acetone. I firmly believe that acetone is not great for the foams or rubber. What are your thoughts on the JC green compound tires and stock inserts? Bake or acetone? I really dont want to cut them off and reglue.
Don't soak them in acetone. I add a few mm of acetone to the bottom of a coffe can and find something to prop the wheels up, so that they never touch the acetone. Let them sit for a few hours (generally overnight) and the peel right off.
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Acetone ?

Give me 1 min & a x-knife and I will
have that tire ready for a fresh insert ..
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