Carpet rubber tyres.
Ok, need some help oh wise forum.
One of the local clubs I race at is using foam on indoor carpet. Which to be honest i've found to be nothing more then an expensive pain in the arse. So I want to swap to rubber tyres, which they insist they haven't been able to get to work, and because I don't have a lot of money to try a bunch of different compounds on rubber just to have heaps of tyres I cant use, I have yet to try them.
The foams I've been using have been around the 35sh fronts and 32/30sh rear, but some members have been using up to 42sh fronts with 37/35 rears. And this provides a pretty good amount of grip.
The surface isn't normal carpet, but astro turf. Its worn down a lot, so it has the look and feel of carpet. It can be very dusty, the car often comes of the track coated in green fiber dust, after a while it even gets into the ball diffs. As it is primarily an indoor soccer field, we aren't allowed any type of traction compound.
The chassis is a Schumacher mi1, running Schumacher white springs all round (14lb) front and rear sway bars, about 5mm ride height. Running in 17.5 boosted. Track layout changes every 3 meets. Typically one good straight, then technical infield, maybe second shorter straight. Obviously, size is an indoor soccer field. If you need more setup info that will help ask away.
Any help would be great. Mainly looking for a starting point, or a tyre that will work well on low grip carpet.
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