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Old 05-31-2013, 07:51 AM   #6181
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So what you are Saying iS there is really no good tire that would last a little while for practice. I have been using the blue and green compound. the tires are starting to get a little expensive for practice and racing. I think if they would keep the track a blow off you could probably run on the slicks a lot longe. and that would help a lot on a tire purchase.
Hey Jerry How long are you Blue's lasting you? My Fronts last for a good amount of time with racing and practicing i get about 8-9 runs and the rears im getting almost 4 runs at SCRC.
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So what you are Saying iS there is really no good tire that would last a little while for practice. I have been using the blue and green compound. the tires are starting to get a little expensive for practice and racing. I think if they would keep the track a blow off you could probably run on the slicks a lot longe. and that would help a lot on a tire purchase.
Well I guess you have to decide what you want your practice sessions to consist of. Are you practicing to get your car better, improve your driving ability, or just really enjoy driving your car for fun.

Strictly for fun: Run orange compound tires and they will last for months, but the car will push and slide and setups won't help.

Practicing to get your car and yourself better: Run blue compound for 5-6 minute runs only and try to manage your tire usage.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:20 AM   #6183
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I am practicing to get better. it is what it is I guess it's just going to use a lot of tires. my front tires last a while no problem up front. if I go in scrc Friday night for practice I guess I have about 1 hour runtime on the car by then the rear tires are pretty much shot. I see other buggies running on slicks that do pretty good out there. I put my slicks on and for some reason my buggy slides all over the place. oh well just need more practice.
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I am practicing to get better. it is what it is I guess it's just going to use a lot of tires. my front tires last a while no problem up front. if I go in scrc Friday night for practice I guess I have about 1 hour runtime on the car by then the rear tires are pretty much shot. I see other buggies running on slicks that do pretty good out there. I put my slicks on and for some reason my buggy slides all over the place. oh well just need more practice.
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It sounds like your track is similar to mine. It will develop a "racing line", not quite a blue groove, but close. If you stay on that line & are gentle on the throttle ghosted tires or even slicks will work. The problem comes when you get off line & hit the dust. Because of this situation I typically run dd's when racing & worn out dd's when practicing. My theory is in practice I'm FORCED to stay on the line & smooth, but when I race I have the pins to save me (somewhat) if I get out of the groove.

That said, I always save my new dd's for the mains because they only last for 1-2 mains (depending on how dry it gets). After that, I use them for 1-2 days of qualifiers (2-3 5 minute heats each day), after which they are pretty much slicks & strictly for practice until I need the rims for new dd's (yes, I reuse rims, acetone in a painters bucket is my friend).
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:41 PM   #6185
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Waflet. Thanks for the information. I try to do the same thing. And l also reuse my rims also. I just need more track time And practice driving and holding the line. I am getting better it just cost a lot of money for tires. It must be like running on sandpaper to ware out tires like that. Lol.
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They should be out by then, but I'm sure they will have some there.
sweet! going to get em for all my rigs.
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:01 AM   #6187
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I am hearing that the JC 3D tire is a performing well on many track surfaces. I am focused on 8th scale and 4x4 Short Course. Should I get them for both of my cars? What experience do you have with them? What compound do you use? How is the wear?
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I am hearing that the JC 3D tire is a performing well on many track surfaces. I am focused on 8th scale and 4x4 Short Course. Should I get them for both of my cars? What experience do you have with them? What compound do you use? How is the wear?
Im running them on both a 4WD Buggy and 2WD buggy on the rear.

I run Greens when its Cold (Under 15* Celsius) and a bit damp on hard packed dirt.

I run Blues pretty much the rest of the time.

So far, I love them. They are like Double Dee's on Steroids.

The tracks I run on are:

St Ives: Hard Packed red dirt, usually high grip (for Australia anyway) with a fine dust layer. Tends to blue groove by the end of the day.

Ryde: Hard Packed fine dirt, medium-high grip with current layout. Tends to be a bit wetter with new layout. In the past old layout was low-med grip with lots of dust.
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I am hearing that the JC 3D tire is a performing well on many track surfaces. I am focused on 8th scale and 4x4 Short Course. Should I get them for both of my cars? What experience do you have with them? What compound do you use? How is the wear?
I like the 3Ds they work everywhere. I wish they would premount in Buggys. I would buy a ton they last a long time on my SC.
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3D's in Orange/Blue/Green for 4WD Front.

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Any update on the aluminum B44 steering rack?
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Hi, question!

Just bought a set of 1/8 buggy wheels, part number 3303, and they are small!

Smaller than the rest of my wheels, and too small to properly fit my proline tires

Please help! Thanks!
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I"d suggest contacting the place you bought them..... js
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any bodies in the works for the mbx6 eco or mbx7 eco
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:42 PM   #6195
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Pdub,

I was looking to order a Titan in the lighter thickness for stock racing. On the JC website it prompts you to pick a thickness, but there is only the HD option available. Is that just a web mistake or are the "lighter" versions not avail. atm?

Thank you Sir.
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