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Old 01-05-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default Let's discuss offroad tires

There seems to be a lot of tires out there for offroad. Let's start a discussion on what kind of tires and inserts you like to use for your track.

On my home track, when we run it wet, most people use Hole Shots, but some are using Bar Codes. When it's a little wet, with dry spots we run Inside Jobs. I just use the stock inserts.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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I have found that 2 stage inserts give you more side bite over the stock proline inserts. Anyone disagree?
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Yes indeed, lets, i run Losi ifmar studs all round
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it really depends on where, soil, and moisture. Last place I ran was using j double d's and it was so dry it was like ice. I tried every tire I had, then they watered and I wheelied .
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OCRC Raceway, very hardpacked, sometimes blue groove if they put sugar water on the track. Holeshot M3 for rear and Edge M3 for front on 2wd truck.
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I'm very impressed with the Double-Ds. I believe they are a good substitute for Holeshots but last so much longer

This is on a 1/10 2wd.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:50 PM   #7
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Most of the tracks around here are red clay packed hard. Maybe with a little bit of loose stuff on top depending on the weather.

I have really been happy with these AKA tires I have been running. They are my new favorite.

I have cityblocks in the front and i-beams in the back. I took the foams that come with them out and replaced them with some soft Trinity foams.

The stock AKA foams are just too stiff.

These things are off the chain with the soft foams.

Last weekend I tried my new set of M3 revolvers I had just gotten.

I did some practice and ran the first qualifier with them. After that I put the AKA's back on and never looked back.

The traction is awesome with this combo.

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Michigan, Factory Tracks Raceway (FTR) 2wd truck
hardpack clay mix. good traction. sometimes it can get slick. but most of the time its dialed.
I really like the new JC Barcodes with the stock foam.
small chamfers cut on all corners of the foam.
The just feel more consistant than the old Losi pink taper setup.
On the front I switch from pink tapers with Bomb one foams
or M3 edges with stock foam

Feels great to me
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Our track in Tampa is 99% the choice between 2 different tires;

Dry = JC Double Dee's f/r
anything else = Goosebumps f/r
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At my local track, OCRC, two sets of tires that are commonly used are:

Proline Holeshots LP (I see many M3 compounds, but my personal preference is the R3 compound)

JConcept Double Dees

Double Dees have worked well for me, but I found Holeshots to have a slightly more bite to them...

Of course, there are many Slashes with its standard tires, but I don't think the Slash tires work well on our track surface, but they do look fun to drive
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