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Old 02-04-2014, 09:42 PM   #646
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Thanks for the info, everyone! Is there a stateside distributor for Team Powers tires? Our M-scale class will use realistic looking wheels so I'll be using a particular set I picked out elsewhere.

Are they the standard M-scale I.D. of 43 or 44 mm?
You can call www.norcalhobbies.com in CA. They sell a lot of Team Powers stuff.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:42 PM   #647
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Thanks for the info, everyone! Is there a stateside distributor for Team Powers tires? Our M-scale class will use realistic looking wheels so I'll be using a particular set I picked out elsewhere.

Are they the standard M-scale I.D. of 43 or 44 mm?

The US distributor for Team Powers is Prime Hobby Distribution. The person to contact is the same as Norcal Hobbies that JoeyE listed. Ask for Eric.

The diameter of the TP wheels are the same as the standard (Tamiya) size - 42mm. The wheels are a 5 spoke not a dish. Not sure if that is considered realistic for your track.
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Has anywhere ever tested any radial tires?

I saw these here and they seem interesting which might add some scale realism:
http://www.rcmart.com/xpress-xpa118-...=595_1075_1076

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Bill, just pony up and get the Team Powers tires...
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I'll have to see if the Team Powers are available unmounted. We want our racers to have the option to run whatever wheel style they like. If so, I'm interested in trying them.

Has anyone tried the Pit Shimizu tires? I haven't read anything about them for the M Scale cars. Does anyone have any feedback?

Thanks!
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I haven't tried their 60D diameter ones but have tried the new treaded 54-55mm diameter ones. They are nothing to write home about. My favorites are still the Team Power tires and the Solaris Hard compound. (for asphalt racing)


Edit, the best mini tire I've tried on asphalt has been the Ride inch-ups in medium compound. They wear pretty fast though and are expensive. I've since gone back to the TP tires.
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By the way, it looks like Jamroc Racing in Florida is a distributor for Team Powers tires. I just ordered a set. Unfortunately, they were only available mounted, but that's okay. I'll see how I like them and then decide if I want to try to source them unmounted.
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Nice find Tommy... I also noticed they sell full retail to the public, but $40 a set is ridiculous:
http://www.teampowersusa.net/product...i-racing-tires

Hopefully their wheels are acetone friendly so the tires can be remounted on more realistic looking wheels like those sold from ABC.
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Hopefully their wheels are acetone friendly so the tires can be remounted on more realistic looking wheels like those sold from ABC.
Not sure what you mean by more realistic, Bill. I like five spoke wheels, in fact I've got five spoke wheels on my real car. Those TP wheels are reminiscent of Ronal Pentas or Work Ewings, IMO.

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I suppose I could hit them with some silver paint
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My VMII arrived today and I've been building it. For the most part, other than some missing hardware, everything was there....until I started to assemble the shocks. The kit is missing a second set of bladders/gaskets.

Does anyone know where I can get some? I hate the thought of having to order some from overseas. :-\
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Just o- rings and bladders? I have several you can try.
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Well, considering how cruddy those shocks were, I just went ahead and installed some Tamiya TRF shocks I had from an old drifter project. Much better...
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My VMII arrived today and I've been building it.
Nice!

Very jealous... when did you place your order??? I thought I placed mine first and mine hasn't arrived yet
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Nice!

Very jealous... when did you place your order??? I thought I placed mine first and mine hasn't arrived yet
I think I ordered mine on 2/4 and yeah, you ordered before me.
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