Originally posted by nmt6789
I use trc's because jacos crack too easy. I always glue the outside to the tire and they chunk. The other thing is my back tires usually last but I cant run em to the rim because I dont have the lowered pod plates.
The problem with gluing tires is that it changes the traction characteristcs of the tire. Gluing the outside edge stiffens the side wall of the tire. Depending on what you are looking for out of the tire, this may or may not be a good thing.
If you say that Jaco's crack too easily, I can tell you that no matter what you do, your tires (yours personally) will chunk. If your Jaco's crack, you definately need to improve your driving as the rims do not crack easily! Jaco's have a great rim and are hard to crack.
If a set of tires only last you only 2 weeks, the way I see it you need to worry about improving your driving skills and not worry about being competitive at this time.
I am not trying to bash you. I see it all the time at my track and I can understand the urge to go out there and run with the big dogs. After all, they are RC cars and it does look so easy.
Try to honestly run 20-30 packs through the car for the purposes of improving your driving skills only. Don't worry about lap times. Don't worry about keeping up with others. Do not worry about your set-up (start with a good one and leave it alone for this excersize).
DO WORRY about holding a good line. Do worry about not hitting any walls. Do worry about being consistant.
Slow it down and concentrate on increasing your skills. Baby Steps (watch the movie "What About Bob")
Granted it takes good drives years upon years to get that good and 20-30 packs of practice will not make you an A main driver, but, if you give it an honest effort, you will be a better driver afterward and you will see the benefit of working on your skills first and foremost.