Originally Posted by CypressMidWest
Also, tires designed for outdoor Nitro racing generally SUCK on carpet. There's quite a bit more to a tire's handling properties than just the shore rating.
Generally, but not always. I've been using Jaco Nitro Shoes (26mm 40 shore frt & 30mm 35 shore rr) on carpet and they handle just as good as a Parma Plaid/Purple & Magenta combination. In fact they wear less, weigh less and soak up the sauce much faster.
Most of the local guys, and a Jaco rep, tried to talk me out of it for the first couple of months last year, but they can't argue with the lap times and couple of first place A main finishes I've produced with them lately.
Used em with my old Losi XXXs, my old Xray FK04 and the new FK05.
You can see em in my avatar pic.
As a matter of fact, I'm going to test using the IMEX foams that are pre-mounted on chrome wheels later this week.