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Old 03-31-2015, 06:57 AM   #931
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here we are not allowed to use an agressive pin carpet tire for our 2wd buggy class, I am liking slicks on the carpet. work very very well. traction is very predictable.
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here we are not allowed to use an agressive pin carpet tire for our 2wd buggy class, I am liking slicks on the carpet. work very very well. traction is very predictable.
Are you using traction compound with your slicks? We aren't allowed to use it. I haven't tried slicks but I know a couple people did and I heard they were really bad on our track.
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Ordered a truck. $239 shipped from tower was hard to pass up...then spent another $100 in tires, inserts, wheels and other stuff.

Excited to run mod truck...again.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:18 AM   #934
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Are you using traction compound with your slicks? We aren't allowed to use it. I haven't tried slicks but I know a couple people did and I heard they were really bad on our track.
without compound I wouldn't bother personally using slicks. At that point sounds like you are relying on the pin to bite into the carpet.

If you are allowed to use it, we use the carpet SXT 3.0 compound. Tires I use are just panther clay slicks. I use a brush to quick work the compound in to the rubber for the first run and its all good. Just apply and go.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:04 AM   #935
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At that point sounds like you are relying on the pin to bite into the carpet.
Yep, that's exactly right. With Proline Pinpoints front and back on my 4WD buggy and SCT truck there is too much traction. Basically 100 percent. On my B5M I've got Pinpoints on the back and the Wedge Squared on front. It actually has a little push which I like so I'm trying to come up with a similar combo for the T5M.

I've got a set of Shumacher Stagger Ribs for the front and I'm trying to find a set of their Mini Spikes in stock for the back since I'm not seeing where they make a Mini Pin for stadium trucks.

I also picked up a set of Schumacher Stagger Ribs to try on the front of my 4WD buggy, but that's getting off topic.
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Ordered a truck. $239 shipped from tower was hard to pass up...then spent another $100 in tires, inserts, wheels and other stuff.

Excited to run mod truck...again.
And you got 1 set of tires for that hundo. I was getting amp'd to get back into racing truck until my buddy pointed out that each set of tires will be too expensive to go out and compete like we do. I want a truck bad but I'm doing good to keep a set of buggy rear tires ready to go every second weekend.
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And you got 1 set of tires for that hundo. I was getting amp'd to get back into racing truck until my buddy pointed out that each set of tires will be too expensive to go out and compete like we do. I want a truck bad but I'm doing good to keep a set of buggy rear tires ready to go every second weekend.
A $100 for a set? Really?

JC Dirtwebs (that come with closed cell foam) $18 a pair
JC wheels 4 pack $12
If you want other cc foam $9 a pair

That's $66 if you want the other foam, $48 to use the foam included.
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And you got 1 set of tires for that hundo. I was getting amp'd to get back into racing truck until my buddy pointed out that each set of tires will be too expensive to go out and compete like we do. I want a truck bad but I'm doing good to keep a set of buggy rear tires ready to go every second weekend.
Dang, you're burning through a set of tires every two weeks? Is that one race day or two? Either way it seems kinda crazy for club racing.

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Most tires used for carpet that I seen at our club have been Schumacher Racing "Stagger Rib" 2.2 1/10 Truck Front Tires and Schumacher Racing "Mini Spike" 2.2 1/10 Truck Rear Tires*
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Ordered a truck. $239 shipped from tower was hard to pass up...then spent another $100 in tires, inserts, wheels and other stuff.

Excited to run mod truck...again.
Last stadium truck I had was the RC10T2, and I believe it was the latest and greatest from AE at the time.

I'm excited too. I feel like my SCT is just a little too big for our indoor carpet track. Been watching the ST class run and it looks like a lot of fun. Kind of a scaled down version of my etruggy that I love so much.

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A $100 for a set? Really?

JC Dirtwebs (that come with closed cell foam) $18 a pair
JC wheels 4 pack $12
If you want other cc foam $9 a pair

That's $66 if you want the other foam, $48 to use the foam included.
Hmmm. Maybe there was some exaggeration. I haven't really looked at truck tires for a while. Guess I better do some looking.

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Dang, you're burning through a set of tires every two weeks? Is that one race day or two? Either way it seems kinda crazy for club racing.

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I should clarify this is with Jconcepts Gold and Green compounds. But yea, hard packed, some bumpy corners but smooth overall. Gold compound tires squall a little on a couple sections of the track.

The whole break-in thing isn't needed I have found out. On race day I might have time for two practice runs (10+ minutes). Well broke-in by then. Next is three 6-minute quals, and an 8-minute main. Depending what compound works best that day...according to the others who get to the track hours...but they will be well worn. Worn enough that they most likely will go away if I were do try a full second race day, in which case they will quit working during the main. Murphy's Law and all. LOL. The car will be super dialed until 3-4 minutes into the second main and then it looks like I lose my mind out there. Spinning out and spinning up the jump faces. Then of course by standers would think my setup is crap or that I'm out there pouting or something.

Anyway, yea I run a pair of rear tires for a whole day. Then practice one time the following week. And for that possible second practice battery I will be gluing up the next set of tires.
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And you got 1 set of tires for that hundo. I was getting amp'd to get back into racing truck until my buddy pointed out that each set of tires will be too expensive to go out and compete like we do. I want a truck bad but I'm doing good to keep a set of buggy rear tires ready to go every second weekend.
I ordered 2 sets of tires, 2 sets of wheels, 2 sets of foams...x rings and a set of Ti turn buckles.
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I ordered 2 sets of tires, 2 sets of wheels, 2 sets of foams...x rings and a set of Ti turn buckles.
I'm gonna check out tire prices today. I just glanced last Saturday while listening to my buddies talk about the cost.
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