so, I run 1/12th, going back to the beginning actually, why would a tire that ran more consistently be a bad thing? Yes, we are all in the habit of truing tires and tuning around that as well, but if there was a tire that stayed the same size, would that be so bad? Is it that heat cycles or other factors that limit how many good runs you get an issue? So, is it thought that other than truing for size, foam is actually more consistent?
To tell you the truth, saucing with the chemicals we do bothers me even more. I have always wished we could just go out with a car, pan cars and TC's, and warmed up the tires as I used to in real racing, and just relied only on that for tire prep.
We have a very thriving 1/12 program going, and in our discussions about why many like pan cars over TC, the fact that it takes less to get good performance, comes out often as a reason why one is liked over the other. Well, why wouldn't this idea follow with that, the thought of having a simple, consistent tire. Just because it has not been done successfully, yet, doesn't mean it should be frowned upon, or shouldn't happen. Actually, it is how it started out, we ran on molded tires in the beginning, the switch to foam came later. Damn slot car guys. Oh ya, I was one of them too.