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Old 10-30-2007, 12:21 PM   #91
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I don't know what you all are doin to your tires and foams...but i have used Proline tires and foams since i started in this hobby about a year ago and have never ever had a problem like any of what you guys are talking about. don't know if its the climate/weather/track conditions that make the difference, but IMO Proline makes and sells a fantastic product!!!!


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I don't know what you all are doin to your tires and foams...but i have used Proline tires and foams since i started in this hobby about a year ago and have never ever had a problem like any of what you guys are talking about. don't know if its the climate/weather/track conditions that make the difference, but IMO Proline makes and sells a fantastic product!!!!


+1 for PROLINE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeremy please see yourself to the " Proline Tire Foams RUlE !!!" forum.. as this is the " These Foams SUCK!!!." .forum.. : ) ( J/K )

No seriously.. you may have good results with them.. or just may run them with less expectation than some do.. Myself have been racing for 7 years.. have used proline products with great succes until I started running 1/8.. ( this was long before molded foams..) and always found it annoying to buy a tire to buy foams for....started looking for other companies with better products.. (imo better dollar per value)
Was seriously excited when the moldeds came out and started shipping in the MTR tires... I thought my prayers had been answered.. only to have a foam blowout in my 3rd qualifyer... ( i balance all tires and rims.. after one run.. to allow foam to seat) got dismayed and went back to panther and GRP, Medial Pro and others..
Heard on a forum they were resolved!!... tried again this year. same result second race day a failure.. !! my time is better spent prepping my car than prepping a set of tires because I had to replace a foam...
Robert..

Yes I wash my tires.. Yes I cut a small whole in either end.. yes I run on rutted blown out tracks .. sometimes.. but then again I am a 1/8 Racer.. and foremost I race OFFROAD..
Proline WAKE UP!!!
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im not saying that anybody doesn't have a right to express their frustration with Proline.

I hold my tires and foams to a high standard, as i, like many out there, can't afford to buy a set of tires every time we run. so i like mine to last just as much as the next guy. I run with 4-8 factory sponsored guys, and we all use proline and don't have a problem. We all cut holes in our tires and wheels. we run in wet/rough/blown out/rutted/hard to drive conditions. we wash our tires....

so alls im trying to do here is figure out what we are doing that you aren't...or visa-versa...
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im not saying that anybody doesn't have a right to express their frustration with Proline.

I hold my tires and foams to a high standard, as i, like many out there, can't afford to buy a set of tires every time we run. so i like mine to last just as much as the next guy. I run with 4-8 factory sponsored guys, and we all use proline and don't have a problem. We all cut holes in our tires and wheels. we run in wet/rough/blown out/rutted/hard to drive conditions. we wash our tires....

so alls im trying to do here is figure out what we are doing that you aren't...or visa-versa...
Just because you haven`t had any problems doesn`t mean you are doing something right and the rest of us are doing something wrong .I race with a few factory sponsored guys and they have the same issues with their foams .
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Just because you haven`t had any problems doesn`t mean you are doing something right and the rest of us are doing something wrong .I race with a few factory sponsored guys and they have the same issues with their foams .

Yet, they still use Pro-Line foam ...

Hummmmm....
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Yet, they still use Pro-Line foam ...

Hummmmm....
Actually they don`t and switched to Ofna .
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my foams are toast (i can feel the hollow spots) after one day and the tires still look new. these were pre-mounts also. i am done with pro-line. thier quality control sucks. my pro-line fuel gun leaks like a shower head and i have only used it twice.
I can see your frustration about pro line quality and inconsistency with foams etc .

Maybe it's the pressure coming from GRP,PANTHER and that new kid on the block out of shezhen china apparently with excellent quality with foams and tyres which according to alot of racers are very consistant im not quite sure the of company name though .Ill do some more research and let you guys know.

I have found that GRP make really good molded foams

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ok guys i found them on the racedayhobbies website .they are called cobra racing

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Well I have been checking this thread out for awile now and I've
got to jump on too. Here goes, PROLINE FOAMS DO SUCK!!!
Now with that out of the way, I went by the local hobbie shop
today and the idiot behind the counter starts telling me about
the new size proline wheels and tires he can get me for my
truggie. I tell him I've been running the same size GRP wheels
and tires for two seasons and that he had said that this oddball
size tire would never catch on with racers at a pro level. Then
I told him about the P.O.S. foams that will be coming with his
newfound proline tires. Just then a guy down at the other end
of the counter shouted out, CANCEL MY ORDER!!! He then
walked up to me and asked me where he could get some GRP's.
NOT HERE!!!, I replied as we walked out the store.
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they still suck...the white ones. I have only used the dual stage foams once, outdoors...which were too firm but may not have been 'broke in'.

I use RacersEdge foams now....extra 4$ but I get to run the tires longer.

can anyone comment on the new jconcepts foams AND tires compare to PL's? I'm mostly talking about the 10th truck and buggy tires. the JC's should be out long enough now for some to have some feedback??? I tried searching but couldn't find anything but those old thread...

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I`ve been running trinity Bomb 1 firms for my 1/10 truck and buggies and work great . Looked at the J Concepts foams the other day but their firm is a lot softer than Trinity`s firm .
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Well I have been checking this thread out for awile now and I've
got to jump on too. Here goes, PROLINE FOAMS DO SUCK!!!
Now with that out of the way, I went by the local hobbie shop
today and the idiot behind the counter starts telling me about
the new size proline wheels and tires he can get me for my
truggie. I tell him I've been running the same size GRP wheels
and tires for two seasons and that he had said that this oddball
size tire would never catch on with racers at a pro level. Then
I told him about the P.O.S. foams that will be coming with his
newfound proline tires. Just then a guy down at the other end
of the counter shouted out, CANCEL MY ORDER!!! He then
walked up to me and asked me where he could get some GRP's.
NOT HERE!!!, I replied as we walked out the store.
have you told this story before on this site?

i swear to god ive read that exact story somewhere... this feels like a crazy deja-vy

and yes, i completely agree, PROLINE FOAMS ARE GARBAGE! i havnt been in this hobby for very long and my from what i can tell, my tires are very inconsistant, soft, the foams are like sponge material... wtf is that?

im thinking on buying some werks foams, sure look a lot better than prolines... http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=3026
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Werks and Ofna foams hold up a lot better then Proline`s garbage .
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In all actuality; PL has been fighting this for years.

The older style open-cell foams were awful.

The molded ones are a LOT better; but they're still not quite right.

Moisture and rubbing alcohol tear them to pieces FAST. So be very careful if you're used to just scrubbing away at your tires with a bucket and SimpleGreen.

I prefer the Ofna foams; molded or not. They easily last the life of the tire carcass and I've never had one break down on me. They do slightly soften with time; but the allll do.

PS: Everyone note that Ofna has recently released NEW #'s on their molded 1/8 foams to fit the smaller radius profile of the PL carcass....
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