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Old 05-02-2011, 07:21 PM   #121
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I used these because the other blue foams fall apart after awhile. I found that these proline truggy foams are a little small when I mount them on VTR rims with Calibers. The tires was not very tight to the foam or in other words a little loose fitting. Has anybody else had this problem?

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Dave,

I got a couple of set os Hole shots that have those foams in there and they do fit a little loose. I don't know if thats god or bad, as I have yet to run them. Don't know why that is either, but I'm sure there's areason. Otherwise the QC there is in real bad shape.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:58 PM   #123
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I got a couple of set os Hole shots that have those foams in there and they do fit a little loose. I don't know if thats god or bad, as I have yet to run them. Don't know why that is either, but I'm sure there's areason. Otherwise the QC there is in real bad shape.
Yeah James! They're pretty loose fitting. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks so. At my level, I didn't notice it, but I just like stuff to be right. You gonna run the Norcal series?
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:03 AM   #124
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I got a couple of set os Hole shots that have those foams in there and they do fit a little loose. I don't know if thats god or bad, as I have yet to run them. Don't know why that is either, but I'm sure there's areason. Otherwise the QC there is in real bad shape.
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Yeah James! They're pretty loose fitting. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks so. At my level, I didn't notice it, but I just like stuff to be right. You gonna run the Norcal series?
Yes, the M3 Truggy closed cell inserts (blue foams) for some reason were not form fitted well. I went out and used it think the foams will expand but it wasn't the case and it caused the tire to wear real bad. One one of the four I mounted were like that. What I would do is call Proline and see if they can replace it. I just got another set today and the closed cell foam are well fitted.

If I am not mistaken
All the M3 compound truggy tires come with the close cell inserts
All the M4 compound buggy tires come with closed cell inserts
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:37 PM   #125
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Here's a pic of the foams.
The one on the left is what came with a glued set of rims and tires and fits nice but breaks down easy. The one on the right I bought from amain and they are loose on an M3 Caliber, visually smaller, but hold up well tire change after tire change. I've never seen the ones on the right included in a pre-glued tire and rim.
I believe the ones on the right are what people are calling "closed cell". I don't know why they would be labeled "closed cell" because if you look closely at the foam, it has open pockets. The one on the left looks more "closed".
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:50 PM   #126
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Dave,

Not sure on the Nor Cal deal. I'd like to but I don't think I'll have the time off from work to make enough of them. Might make one of the series races.

Nice pic. Not sure what's up with that. I have some in a couple of sets of hole shots. Does make you wonder though. I would think Tire wear could be an issue.

Did you see that PL has discontinued the VTR Revolvers. Wonder if they are going to make something different to replace it? Sniper VTR's? Maybe a new VTR Revolver 2.0 tire like the new buggy ones. I really like the VTR revolvers, be ashame if they quit that tire tread all together. But I digress.

I'd call PL land see what they say. Might have bee a bad run
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:31 AM   #127
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Cool Check out a sneek peek of the new Pro-Line Foams!

Check out a sneek peek of the new Pro-line Foams!

http://rcinsider.com/?p=12999

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Old 06-18-2011, 12:24 PM   #128
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Check out a sneek peek of the new Pro-line Foams!

http://rcinsider.com/?p=12999

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Proline has been shipping these foams out already. With my last set of calibers I received these new foams. That was the VTR truggy tire.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:07 PM   #129
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You got 2wd buggy front foams with your VTR Calibers? How did they fit? Seems like there might be too much airgap.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:26 PM   #130
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Cool Check the Pro-line Blog!

Check the Proline Blog....

We only report what is sent to us!!!

Glad you like your foams! We were told closed cell inserts are not what is sent with the Pro-line tires... Check with Pro-line.

Have a good day!

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What 1/8th buggy foams have you guys been using for m3 calibers. I tried the closed cell blue foams and the profile of the tire seems pretty flat. Are the molded blues any better?
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whats going on with the bow-tie truggy tire?
aren't they making it anymore?
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:13 PM   #134
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Has anyone used AKA truggy foam for theire Proline VTR truggy tires and wheels?

I like the feel of firmer inserts on the track. Not to mention AKA foams last forever. The Proline closed cell foams are very soft in comparison to the AKA foam. I haven't tried the AKA foam in my proline VTR tires yet, but I don't want to start gluing up my new tires and AKA foams if they don't work well.
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