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Old 03-21-2002, 05:15 PM   #1
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what would be the best tire on asphalt tracks for a electric tc3 and why?
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Old 03-21-2002, 05:41 PM   #2
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I guess it depends on the area and temperature. They are having success running Yokomo 138s for smooth sealed/clean asphalt.
HPI Xpatterns for dusty asphalt and seems to work better with our higher desert temps.
Sorex 36s are coming on strong. I'm new to Rubber tires/TC racing so can only report and buy what I see the guys using at the tracks.

The best bet is go to the track and see what the guys run and then ask them why.
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Old 03-21-2002, 05:47 PM   #3
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i run in a parking lot, i live in mid fl so its kinda hot and most of the people there run nitro so? and all of them run rubber so would it help me if i ran foam instaed of rubber? im using pro-line v-rages now
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Old 03-21-2002, 06:54 PM   #4
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take of cs 27's or sorex 36R or pits 35 or 26R
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Old 03-21-2002, 07:57 PM   #5
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Foams only really work well on really smooth clean surfaces, If I were you I'd stick with rubber.
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Well, a lot depends on temperature & your tastes, but I personally like to mix & match brands. I've been pretty happy with running Yokomo 137M's up front most of the time(they work well in all sorts of conditions, & won't give you too much steering), & any of a number of Sorex compound in the rear. If the temps are cool(like below 60 F) then I'd use something like a Sorex 20R or 24R, & as the temp comes up just go to a harder(numerically higher) compound. In 90 F heat I usually have either a 28R or 32R in rear. While you may be able to use a softer tire in high temps, they will wear out a LOT faster in heat they weren't designed to handle(& all of Sorex's tires are set up for a particular temp range, their website can give you more info on that)......
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