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Old 02-03-2011, 12:53 PM   #436
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Here's a video of "JR's" GT running 119 mph on Ipanema 60 shore slicks.

Enjoy!

We hope to break the 120 mph barrier with our new wide rear slicks this weekend. We'll keep you up to speed!

See ya the races!
Is that a Ipanema body JR's running??
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:22 PM   #437
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Pat,

He was running only Ipanema belted slicks, the body was Dale's PF8. We found that while the Warrior is proven to perform stellar on race tracks, it does produce a little too much downforce at 112 mph & up because of the rear wing section.

If you watch the video close, you can see it has little to no wing on it. Since the rear wing is intergrated on the Warrior for track racing reliability & durability, its not designed for such extreem top speed runs.

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We're currently building a new Ipanema body specifically designed to straight line top speed runs like in the video. The new body should be available in April-May of this year.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:42 PM   #438
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Good to hear about a purpose build speed run body.
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Stupid question, but how do I choose which shore to buy? All I want to do is bash and do speed runs in the parking lot.

Specifically I'm look at the Road Star street tires.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:01 PM   #440
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Good to hear about a purpose build speed run body.
We feel itís impossible for any single one type of body to perform at its maximum potential in every application.

Itís also the same philosophy behind our GT race tires and the reason why we produce every shore rating imaginable from our soft 35 to ultra hard 65 hardness rubber compounds.

We feel the soft, medium or hard approach leaves to wide a gap in tuning solutions for different conditions.

Our new wide rear slicks will allow GT owners even more traction options to produce greater launch ability, more car control and higher top speed potential than just our standard width front slicks alone. Feel free to check us out.

Hope it helps!
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Stupid question, but how do I choose which shore to buy? All I want to do is bash and do speed runs in the parking lot.

Specifically I'm look at the Road Star street tires.
Parking lot bashing doesn't mean you'll only want to use our Road Stars. If the surface is kind of smooth and semi-clean, our slicks will work too.

Where do you run, temps, stuff like that?
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We feel itís impossible for any single one type of body to perform at its maximum potential in every application.

Itís also the same philosophy behind our GT race tires and the reason why we produce every shore rating imaginable from our soft 35 to ultra hard 65 hardness rubber compounds.

We feel the soft, medium or hard approach leaves to wide a gap in tuning solutions for different conditions.

Our new wide rear slicks will allow GT owners even more traction options to produce greater launch ability, more car control and higher top speed potential than just our standard width front slicks alone. Feel free to check us out.

Hope it helps!
Yes, I am eyeing the wide rear tires for my speed run car and dragster. My dragster runs on Ipanema's. With the wider tires available now, I will run those on my speed runner. I'll wait on the new body.
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Parking lot bashing doesn't mean you'll only want to use our Road Stars. If the surface is kind of smooth and semi-clean, our slicks will work too.

Where do you run, temps, stuff like that?
1/8 buggy (for now, looking for a used gtp2e), 2650kv 6s for speed runs (less for bashing). Temps are usually 50-90f when I'm running my RC's.
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1/8 buggy (for now, looking for a used gtp2e), 2650kv 6s for speed runs (less for bashing). Temps are usually 50-90f when I'm running my RC's.
Temps ranging from 50 to 90 degrees are a big range to try cover accurately with only one shore rating; Iíd venture to say it would be impossible to accomplish, regardless of what anyone might claim.

My advice for Ipanema tires would be to try our 35 to 40 shore in colder 50 to 60 degree weather, 40 to 45 shore in 60 to 70 degrees, 45 to 50 shore in 70 to 80 degrees and 50 to 55 shore in 80 to 95 degree temps.

The 60 & 65 shore slicks would be best for hotter than 95 degree track days with long mains, rough concrete surfaces or top speed straight line runs for low rolling resistance and less friction over 100 mph.

Hope this helps!
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Yes, I am eyeing the wide rear tires for my speed run car and dragster. My dragster runs on Ipanema's. With the wider tires available now, I will run those on my speed runner. I'll wait on the new body.
Too cool, great to read you like them now, Just wait until you go Wide!

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Temps ranging from 50 to 90 degrees are a big range to try cover accurately with only one shore rating; Iíd venture to say it would be impossible to accomplish, regardless of what anyone might claim.

My advice for Ipanema tires would be to try our 35 to 40 shore in colder 50 to 60 degree weather, 40 to 45 shore in 60 to 70 degrees, 45 to 50 shore in 70 to 80 degrees and 50 to 55 shore in 80 to 95 degree temps.

The 60 & 65 shore slicks would be best for hotter than 95 degree track days with long mains, rough concrete surfaces or top speed straight line runs for low rolling resistance and less friction over 100 mph.

Hope this helps!
Thanks, I'll grab some 45 shore. So, just to confirm, slicks can be ran on semi-clean roads.

Has anyone else ran slicks on non-prepped roads?
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Thanks, I'll grab some 45 shore. So, just to confirm, slicks can be ran on semi-clean roads.

Has anyone else ran slicks on non-prepped roads?
As long as you're not running on roads with a lot of dust, dirt, sand or gravel you should be fine with the slicks too.

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Wild Bill at igthobbies.com now has Sweep EXP45 Slicks in stock!!! Its an awsome tire and you get free shipping.

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Thanks, I'll grab some 45 shore. So, just to confirm, slicks can be ran on semi-clean roads.

Has anyone else ran slicks on non-prepped roads?
You might want to try Lee at Winner's Circle RC, he always has fresh Ipanema Inventory and will be the 1st in America to offer our new Wide GT slicks at most excellent prices too!

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Go Wide, everything else is just small.
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