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Old 07-08-2014, 06:26 AM   #2896
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I want to add a comment about the tires. We were struggling to get a USGT class until a spec tire came along. Now it is one of our largest classes. It took the one level of experimentation out of the picture.
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yes this is the motor. i run one in my awesomatix. yes i said awesomatix. $800 car and a $30 motor. lol. gear 1 to 2 teeth taller than you normally would a novak or other 21.5. i run mine at a 3.79 fdr. take it to full timing. i run a wtf fan on mine and i run in the 130 to 150 temp range in 80 degree weather.
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FWIW, On carpet my ride tires have lasted over 600 laps! That is including a 12minute main on our last Texas EOS race.
The tires have grown to 64.75 mm diameter from the original 63mm and they are still lapping .1sec faster than my new set.
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:56 AM   #2899
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Is there an optimal temperature the ride tyres will work at? I bought a set to use on carpet (industrial carpet tiles, not proper RC carpet) and they didn't hook up at all. Mind you it was only 10deg Celcius indoors (5deg outside)
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:37 AM   #2900
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Has anybody had any experience with the speed mind 24mm wheels? Wondering about their durability.
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Has anybody had any experience with the speed mind 24mm wheels? Wondering about their durability.
I have seen these, never used them. From what I remember, they are very soft/flexible.
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Has anybody had any experience with the speed mind 24mm wheels? Wondering about their durability.
Sorex used to come premounted on Speedmind rims a few years ago. They were durable. They wouldn't crack or shatter like many other rims, but they would get warped from a hard knock. The hex was a little loose too, so they would occasionally slip and round out the hex.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:16 AM   #2903
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Do they hold up around the hex? I remeber seeing set of rims (i dont know whos though) that still would attach and held the tire, but were so cracked up it was like holding one of those flexible wooden snakes you see at flea markets
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Do they hold up around the hex? I remeber seeing set of rims (i dont know whos though) that still would attach and held the tire, but were so cracked up it was like holding one of those flexible wooden snakes you see at flea markets
Solaris wheels do that. They crack like crazy all around the perimeter.
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Is there an optimal temperature the ride tyres will work at? I bought a set to use on carpet (industrial carpet tiles, not proper RC carpet) and they didn't hook up at all. Mind you it was only 10deg Celcius indoors (5deg outside)
We first used the tires on carpet, but it was racing carpet. Was this the first run? Did you sauce them? If you can't sauce it may take some runs to break them in.
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We are getting 3 to 4 days out of a set on very abrasive, low traction asphalt. They work really well; so well, in fact, that we are considering them as the spec tire for 17.5 TC. All of the slick TC tires we have tried-- even very hard compounds-- have their grip drop off noticeably after several runs. But the Ride USGT tires don't do this nearly as bad; they might even get a little better after a day's running. Several weeks ago my fast laps in the qualifiers and the main were within 0.04 seconds of each other for a 16 second lap. For wear, consistency, and price, the Rides are hard to beat.
Yea me too!. I was trying some TC slick tires that my track requires for the 17.5 class and they worked great the first few runs. Next week during a testing and tune session I tried the same tires on the same track layout and they were horrible. Put my old used USGT spec tires back on and the car hooked back up. The 17.5 guys go through 2 or 3 set of these TC tires each weekend, my Spec RIDES last 4 or 5 weekends (don't know for sure as I've yet to wear out a set). so $90 per weekend for tires or less than $6 per weekend - doesn't take too long for my Scottish brain to figure that one out!!!!
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We first used the tires on carpet, but it was racing carpet. Was this the first run? Did you sauce them? If you can't sauce it may take some runs to break them in.
Thanks for that. No sauce allowed at the multi use facility. First run and I did only do about 5 minutes practice, so I'll bring them out again and persist for a bit longer.
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Thanks for that. No sauce allowed at the multi use facility. First run and I did only do about 5 minutes practice, so I'll bring them out again and persist for a bit longer.
Try scuffing them on some concrete before you try them on the carpet
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I was wondering if what any of you guys ran as far as tires. My track (I run on asphalt) allows you to "dope" the tires in the USGT class and in 3 heats (qualifiers) and 1 main I completely wore out the pre-mounted dynomite USGT tires and by the end of the feature I was sliding into every turn
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