07-13-2012, 07:29 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Originally Posted by F N CUDA
Surprised no one grabbed this one yet.
Here's the deal, Tamiya has "kit" 104 rubber tires marked with an N and
"option" rubber tires marked with a W.
The kit N tires I've always called mediums for front and rear.
The option W tires are definitely softer for the rear while the option W front tires are harder than the kit tires.
The absolute best combo to run anywhere (of course only if you're stuck having to run Tamiya rubber on your 104) is kit N tires up front and option W tires on the rear.
The other combos suck.
You may think you want the hard fronts and soft rears but the car will have no control/steering and you may even think you can run the hard fronts with the medium rears but you will have no control of either end.
If you now have W tires for front and rear, throw the W fronts into a bag and forget about em and go get some N fronts.
When the N fronts and the W rears are both new the car will be twitchy cuz the fresh fronts will overpower the fresh rears.
The hot ticket for me has always been to run well used fronts and relatively fresh rears but brand new rears will still be just a bit sticky and can get the car on edge, scrub the rears in for at least one run to take the edge off, run the fronts for a whole day to kill the edgyness.
Stiff black springs up front and everything very free and light, oil and spring in the rear combined with a perfectly fresh diff.
When you're done with the TCS race, go get yourself the awesome Pit Shimizu 571 and 572 combo and get ready to have a real race car!
Did you also use the insert that came with the tire??
I think I read somewhere before, in order to get more grip, do not use insert on the rear tire but I'm not sure both front and rear or just rear...
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