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Old 11-14-2004, 08:48 PM   #8611
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What's the difference between rubber tires and foam tires on carpet? Which is easier and faster?
I will make it simple and quick............just buy FOAM.
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I will make it simple and quick............just buy FOAM.
Bah! Such nonsense...Rubber is more fun and more realistic racing.
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Old 11-14-2004, 09:15 PM   #8613
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what makes rubber more realistic than foam as a form of racing?
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Old 11-14-2004, 09:35 PM   #8614
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Because you have traction limits and you need to flow the car more than foam. Plus the fact that you can overdrive the car to a point that overheats the tires leading to tire fade during a race. Plus when was the last time you saw a full sized sedan running on anything but rubber tires?
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Old 11-14-2004, 09:40 PM   #8615
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This old chestnut of "realistic racing". Rubber is not more realistic since these cars are not real they are scale models. Real race cars dont have lexan body shells, batteries, ESCs, and are not controlled by radios. Some people prefer one type of tire over the other for various reasons however. If your track rules allow foam on carpet it is in almost all cases (depending on the type of carpet) the fastest way around the track on the rug.
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You don't see full size race cars running on ozite carpet, either...
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Old 11-14-2004, 09:49 PM   #8617
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Bah! Such nonsense...Rubber is more fun and more realistic racing.
Bah! Such nonsense...Rubber tires with correct tire pressure and a real actual driver with a real car on a real track is more fun and more realistic racing....(how far and how realiztic that you want to go...?)

Read his question again.....he was asking between rubber and foam tires, which one is EASIER and FASTER...? If your answer is still RUBBER...........then I have nothing to say, you probably never races with any real RC car with FOAM TIRES.

Don't tell me rubber is more realistic and such nonsence....I don't see any real car use ESC for throttle or servo for steering....

P.S.....Go ask your track owner and see what tires he prefer everyone to run.....I can put my money on FOAMS over rubber cause the carpet will last 3-4 times longer then running RUBBER on the carpet...

Lets switch back to PRO4 talking please............
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Because you have traction limits and you need to flow the car more than foam. Plus the fact that you can overdrive the car to a point that overheats the tires leading to tire fade during a race. Plus when was the last time you saw a full sized sedan running on anything but rubber tires?
Foams have traction limits. You will always be faster with foams if you "flow"(I am guessing you mean drive smoothly) You could also overdrive your foams to a point were they start chunking. You dont ever see a full size sedan running on anything but rubber because the tires, much less the human body would be able to take the forces that a 1:1 car would produce.
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I give up... If you like driving a slot car, run foam... otherwise run rubber.

By flowing a car, I mean arching the corners, letting the car drift out of corners properly, etc. With foam it's point and shoot driving completely strapped every corner of every lap. I talked to PW about this exact thing about 3 weeks ago, how you have to drive different in foam and rubber. He admits that what helps in do well on ashpalt with a rubber car (flowing the car, roll speed, arching corners, etc) is what hurts him on carpet with foams because when you drive like that, you just open yourself up to people driving up and under you. I know I am in what is becoming a larger minority, but I just despise foam tires on sedans. If you want to run 1/10th scale cars on foam tires on road coursed, get the pan cars back out, cause then you'll see some real speed.
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Old 11-14-2004, 10:44 PM   #8620
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I had to laugh at this quote "When have you ever seen real cars run on foam tires". Funny when have you ever seen a real car race on rubber tires on carpet!!!!!!!!

Its a never ending battle about which is better to run (foam or rubber tires). To me foams are better but that is just my opinion. Rubber tires are nice for never having to worry about ride height and gearing changes but to me they only are good for about 3 to 4 runs and then the times drop off. Yes you can get more runs from them but they do slow. Foams are pretty fast from start to finish and actually get faster as they get smaller.

I guess we just have to run whatever the track has for a tire rule and then be happy or just not run.
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I give up... If you like driving a slot car, run foam... otherwise run rubber.

By flowing a car, I mean arching the corners, letting the car drift out of corners properly, etc. With foam it's point and shoot driving completely strapped every corner of every lap. I talked to PW about this exact thing about 3 weeks ago, how you have to drive different in foam and rubber. He admits that what helps in do well on ashpalt with a rubber car (flowing the car, roll speed, arching corners, etc) is what hurts him on carpet with foams because when you drive like that, you just open yourself up to people driving up and under you. I know I am in what is becoming a larger minority, but I just despise foam tires on sedans. If you want to run 1/10th scale cars on foam tires on road coursed, get the pan cars back out, cause then you'll see some real speed.
I am just giving you a hard time. I actually have never driven a car with rubber tires on it. No clue what it would be like.
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Yeah and also, when have you EVER seen a real car fling it into a corner at 350-400 MPH? LOL
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Old 11-14-2004, 11:09 PM   #8623
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IFMAR Worlds is run on asphalt and most anyone can tell you who the last 4 winners were.
I couldn't tell you who the last 4 Snowbird or Cleveland champs were.
...Nuff said.


Just kiddin guys. Carpet racing is a real sport too
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Gee Mike, not all of us live in SoCal where it never gets much below 60 degrees GGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Old 11-14-2004, 11:50 PM   #8625
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Socal.. the land of as the heat gets higher the chassis gets softer
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