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Old 10-17-2001, 02:48 PM   #286
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There is a brand call HBR or something that makes some really nice treaded F1 tires...so much grip on Ozite carpet...

But i use Tamiya Type A tires, i found that they are the best...
after like a lap or two....it has alot of grip...so cool
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Old 10-17-2001, 08:01 PM   #287
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Lots of guys in Asia rave about the Ride tires. They are grooved like the real thing, so they look cool and scale too. I've never tried them because my track allows foams! If you only need to make 5 minutes, you can go with less of a battery pack to save some weight too. I run ~6.00:1 gear ratio with a P2K Pro and can go 10 minutes on 2400's. I hope that helps.
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Which of Tamiya's rubbers are softer, the type-A or type-B?
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if you are using a closed endbell tamiya motor you will notice a huge difference in speed if you have a matched battery over a non matched battery. so yes you will save weight but actually lose more speed because of your batteries.
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So anybody know where to find these HBR or Ride tires?

All I see available around here are the Tamiya A and B compound rubber tires...
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Castle Hobbies carries the Ride tires. www.castlehobbies.com They don't have the Tamiya rubber tires, though. You'll probably have to call them. If the person you talk to doesn't know what you are talking about, tell them that the tires are on the same wall as the foam sedan and on-road tires.
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Darkside: The Tamiya A and B tires are rated by temperature not softness. The A's are made for cooler weather and "theoretically" the performance drops off above 40 C. The B start to kick in at the temperature.

We all use the B tires here in Hawaii becuase of the warmer weather all year round. We tried the A's but they are impossible to use becuase of the lack of traction. Some people use them in the front to get some push in the car though.
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Thanks Nige. Now I know what I have to work with.
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at the tamiya nationals it was like 80 something and there was guys with As on so its like however you like your car or what tractoion compound works better for each tire.
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So anybody know where to find these HBR or Ride tires?

All I see available around here are the Tamiya A and B compound rubber tires...
The Groved tires are made by Ride I believe. The HBR is a foam compund that was made by Tamiya in 2 compunds, soft and medium. It was a long wearing with exellent traction. I don't know if it still availible from Tamiya. If it is, a good combination is soft rears and medium fronts.
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http://www.tamiya.com/japan/show0110/broadcast2.htm ......have ya'll seen the new body for the F-103??????sweeeeeeet...more classic bodies, more classic bodies, more classic bodies.
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classic bodies are cool......but i'm more interested in modern F1 cars.....give me a Jordan or Sauber high nose.....how long are they going to milk the F103? GIVE US THE F104!!!
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Ok everyone...if you were Tamiya, what would you do to the F103 if you were responsible for designing the F104? I would have a separate car for outdoor and one for indoor. The outdoor car would have a better suspension, and the indoor car would be much like the current F103. I would also make the body sets cheaper too! lol
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independent suspension at all 4 corners would be nice.....and MORE body kits
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Nige.....The new bodies are kewl.But they are not as "unique" as the older cars are. How about some Brabham's or a McLaren with the high intake or a Walter Wolf...Jackie Stewarts Tyrrell 006/2...I would like one of the Leyton House Judds, the baby blue cars..sweeet.
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