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Old 12-27-2004, 11:52 AM   #9421
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I am making the leap from stock rubber to stock foam with my Pro4 and I have a couple of questions.

First, what size of tire do people start off with? Do I need to re-true the tires every so often?

Second, what is the minimum size of foam tire that can be used?

Third, Has anyone tried the Parma foams on the Pro4? I have read somewhere that he ID of the wheel is smaller that most wheels and I wanted to make sure that the wheel would fit? Also, will 28mm width fit?

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Yes you should really be re-trueing the tires (i'd say every other meeting)

Alot of people true them to 60mm before even using them from new (but not me, thats to expensive)

Parma'f fit just great Cyan/Magenta works a treat 28mm

You should really stat working out your gearing as RollOut to as it changes dramaticly with tyre size
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Old 12-27-2004, 12:10 PM   #9422
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Yes you should really be re-trueing the tires (i'd say every other meeting)

Alot of people true them to 60mm before even using them from new (but not me, thats to expensive)

Parma'f fit just great Cyan/Magenta works a treat 28mm

You should really stat working out your gearing as RollOut to as it changes dramaticly with tyre size
Thanks for the info, this is a great help.

I have been looking for/developing a rollout chart. I was just curious as to the minimum tire size that can be used before the tires need to be thrown away.
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Old 12-27-2004, 12:19 PM   #9423
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I use to be with the "run them full size" group. But now I cut all tires down to 59-60mm to start with. Usually a tire will chunk before you can run it down all the way anyways. The car just handles better. You may have some traction rolling issues with full size tires. You can run them clear down to nothing as long as they still handle good.
I just started using Parma's. They are 63mm new, so they definietly need cut. I think TRC's are 61mm new, don't remember what Jaco's are. So far the Parma's work find and no clearance problems. However I run my shock on the inner hole and haven't tried the outside hole with the tires.
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Old 12-27-2004, 02:30 PM   #9424
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Hi guys and girls

I am wanting to know how many of you are using after market heat sink motor mounts and what are your thoughts on them ?

We run 27t stock outdoors in rather warm conditions at the best of times...

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Michael....I have the Heat Sink mount from Square and I have not had any issues with it so far. Does it keep the motor cooler I dont know as I have a fan on my motor so Im not sure how much cool it will keel the motor but every little bit will help.
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:22 PM   #9425
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62mm /57mm is the optimium size to get the best results.You get what you pay for.You can run them big but the car has to much rotating mass.Check out this rollout chart
www.gearchart.com/index.cfm sneaky:

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Old 12-28-2004, 01:13 PM   #9426
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Where can I find the best/cheapest hopups for the Pro 4....???? Lookin for a set of purple screws, found nearly everything else....Speedtech is the only good place I've found
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Where can I find the best/cheapest hopups for the Pro 4....???? Lookin for a set of purple screws, found nearly everything else....Speedtech is the only good place I've found
All Speed Hobbies had a lot of Pro4 parts too
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has voganski joined the purple mafia? and will he be attending the novak?

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Where can I find the best/cheapest hopups for the Pro 4....???? Lookin for a set of purple screws, found nearly everything else....Speedtech is the only good place I've found
I don't recommend aluminum purple screws... they will break and give you alot of headaches trying to get them out... I highly recommend the Jwerks Ti screws... AllSpeed Hobbies has them in stock... the best Ti screws I've ever used. does not strip or break.
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I've never used anything but aluminum........I dont crash often so breaking isnt an issue, not to sound egotistical, I only want them for the color really.....the car is very light as it is.

I plan on using them for my top half of the car so the steel screws will keep the weight low and I can use lead in strategic places
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I've never used anything but aluminum........I dont crash often so breaking isnt an issue, not to sound egotistical, I only want them for the color really.....the car is very light as it is.

I plan on using them for my top half of the car so the steel screws will keep the weight low and I can use lead in strategic places
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what's up...

i believe kev and rob bought their screws from this site...

http://www.fastener-express.com/

i know a lot of around here also order parts from kraig at www.kthobbies.com
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Old 12-28-2004, 01:36 PM   #9432
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Thanks Anthony.....those screws are really cheap....
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I dont crash often so breaking isnt an issue, not to sound egotistical, I only want them for the color really.....the car is very light as it is.
Yeah, you don't crash much, but when you do you make it count!!!!! LOL!!!
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HAHA, cant help it Ian......speed kills

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what's up...

i believe kev and rob bought their screws from this site...

http://www.fastener-express.com/

i know a lot of around here also order parts from kraig at www.kthobbies.com
ive been using fastener express for years now. quality screws at a very good price

in fact fastener express screws are what have been used in all KGB Racing kits since the beginning
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