Originally Posted by Jstall7543
Jspeed, I thought I saw ipanema belted tires, am I wrong? Also do you think your hardest compund would be any good for drifting? I'm thinking about converting my gtp2e into a drifter but I'd like a little traction too.
Yes, we have several types of belted tires for GT. The belts are vulcanized into the rubber for strength & durability.
GT slicks in two widths. Specs: Fronts 100mm x 41mm - Rears 100mm x 47mm
We have top-speed racer "Junior from Trinidad" getting ready for a top-speed run very soon with our 60 & 65 shore belted slicks with hard foam inserts in a few weeks. "JR" is known to some, as one of the 1st to break 121 mph with a GT car about 4 years ago on our slicks. He always liked the low rolling resistance of tires and will be running the Warrior too.
Our treaded GTR tires are also belted the same way. The tread pattern is directional, they perform very well in wet or dusty conditions. The threads are very deep and cool looking too. Specs: 101mm x 41mm
At the current time there are only 40, 45 & 50 shore slicks inventory available in North American; most are equipped with our medium/soft inserts.
Very soon, there will be a nice availability of harder shore GT slicks and treaded GT tires here in America. They will be in our 50, 55, 60 & 65 shores; good for top-speed, maybe some controlled drifting and all around bashing.
We have a few different wheels, the most common is the BBS style, nice looking 5 spoke star and dished wheels.
For top speed, the dish might be best to help control wind turbulence over the wheel's face at hi-velocity. Expect to see more of them being made available again too.
Will post info on them when they arrive, ok
Feel free to check out the website www.ipanemasports.com