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Old 12-22-2004, 04:24 AM   #1
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Can anyone please confirm for me whether the ellegi front and rear tyres are the same compound, or are they different? will a 37 shore front work the same on the rear as a 37 shore rear?
And if they are different, do they make a 26 or 28mm rear or just the 30mm? And if they do, where do we get them?
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Old 12-22-2004, 04:33 AM   #2
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if u look closely at teh tyres ull notice the front appears to be a different porosity (.. ie more holey.. lol not like jesus holy.. but like swiss cheese holey)

so they are different. rears are softer i think, but are also different make up

they make them in 26mm widths and i think rcmodel.com.hk has them
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I use Fast Tires (ellegi) 26mm 42 fronts and 30mm 37 rears and have very good luck with them....
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Front and rear gas tires are COMPLETELY different compounds. The durometer may be the same, but that is all. It is different rubber altogether.
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Old 12-22-2004, 04:48 PM   #5
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according to the GRP website, 26mm front, 26mm rear and 30mm rear ellegis are the same compound...

saying that, i have noticed the rings in the foam are in different places when comparing 26mm front and rears of the same shore.. so maybe there is a slight handling difference, but I cant say for sure as I've never tried fronts on the rear....


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Category: 1:10 DTM MOUSSE
Type: Standard
Model: ANT 1:10 DTM-26 MOUSSE for fronts or
POST 1:10 DTM-26 MOUSSE for rears
Rim: MM.26 A RAGGI for the normal ellegi spoked rim
Brand-name: Ellegi Technics
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but I cant say for sure as I've never tried fronts on the rear....
Dont try it, it doesn't work very well.

I have been told the front tyres have an open cell structure and the rears have a closed cell structure.
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Old 12-22-2004, 08:00 PM   #7
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Can anyone tell me where I can buy cheap ellegi 26mm rears from? All the places I normally buy from only stock 30mm rears.

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Ozoner - I have'nt come across anywhere that has 26mm rears OS - keep hunting though...

As for the compounds/ratings etc. my understanding is that:

Front tyres - usually one join line in the foam, typically run as hard or a harder density than on the rear.

Rear tyres - usually 2 join lines (3 foam segments altogether), generally the same shore as the front or softer.

Rear tyres have 2 joins in order to be more 'squishy' - (read grippy) in terms of acceleration. The single join on the front tyres is apparently to increase side-bite rather than forwards traction.

Try running fronts on the back of the car and rears on the front end - it does not work so well - believe me!

You can also run rear tyres on the front of the car if you are extremely short on steering - but generally a hard rear tyre (at front) and a softer rear tyre (at rear) -
42 Rears on the front
37 Rears on the rear.

hope this helps.

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Old 12-23-2004, 08:30 AM   #9
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It has absolutely nothing to do with the "joints". The rubber is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. The density, rubber composition. sheet size, sheet thickness, and cell structure are not the same. The front and rear rubber is actually two different part numbers. This is the case for gas rubber, but not carpet foam.
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