Originally Posted by FangsCPO
Hi Steve in San Diego lol,
I've been in search of a GT8E tire shore compound that works well from the start of the race all the way to the finish line.
I've had race success with certain shore ratings/tire packages when the weather was cooler. Great from start to finish. No warm up needed and no tire degredation towards the 2nd half of the race. For my setup and style of driving, they were the perfect winter/early spring tire when ambient temps were 65 and below. I'm looking for a similar setup for this cheetah and zebra weather we are in now.
As with most of you, I have pretty much run most of the available tires from the different manufacturers. And we've all experienced the great first half of the race on X tires only to have them turn into a drift session at the 2nd half of the race. We've also had the opposite with X tires, where they need to reach race temps before they become VERY
good. It is my hope to find a tire combo that does both.
JSPEED is referring to the higher shore ratings that are now available from Ipanema for all of us to try/run. With the extra heft of these conversions and GOBS of instant tq available from our brushless/lipo setups, the shore compounds most commonly used by our nitro bros don't work very well for us. I'm hoping that the higher shore compounds will hold up and not overheat.
I can't wait to try them. The wheels look great and the wide rear tire is what I hope the other manufacturers will take into consideration as well.
Competition breeds performance and better products, so us as racers and the drivers of this new "E" class all stand to make this class even bigger/better.
See you guys at the track!