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Old 11-18-2007, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Good buggy/truggy tires for dry hard dirt

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What tires do you guys recommend for dry and hard dirt? I'm looking for something with good traction and long lasting.

Sometimes my local tracks run races dry. It kills me when a new set of tires are pretty much gone during 1 days racing.

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What tires do you guys recommend for dry and hard dirt? I'm looking for something with good traction and long lasting.

Sometimes my local tracks run races dry. It kills me when a new set of tires are pretty much gone during 1 days racing.

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for buggy try the Advantage Racing (DLD) ZZ's...ive had good luck with these tire in dry hard conditions...

for truggy i have been running crime fighter MTR's and GRP Grips with great luck...the CF's last a longer, but the grips stick to the surface better...
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I like Werks Lugs for hard packed tracks... they don't seem to wear as much as other brands with comparable traction. They're about equivilant to a Proline Bowtie with better wear.
WHAT the lugs are closer to a CF then a BT...
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I like Werks Lugs for hard packed tracks... they don't seem to wear as much as other brands with comparable traction. They're about equivilant to a Proline Bowtie with better wear. Even the softer compound ones wear pretty long. I've run 4 heats and 2 mains on a set before and they're not worn much... still would run them in a main.

I also like Panther Komodo Dragons (I or II, but the originals have more foreward bite)

but... they wear faster.
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You may want to check out Team Cobra Racing's Tires. There rubber compound is different from most and longer lasting with great forward bite. You can search for Team Cobra on Ebay.
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teeforb, check out the Team Cobra Thread where TM America talks about the tires.
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If the it hard dry clay, almost to blue groove our Pythons fromTeam Cobra racing is perfect for you!
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They only have buggy tires, nothing for truggy.
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WHAT the lugs are closer to a CF then a BT...
They are somwhere in between. Pretty dense pin count... a little rounder profile than the CF, a little flatter than the BT. Less sensitive to camber setting than the CF. The edges don't need to be clipped like most people (at least around here) do on the CF. Good all-around tire.

The BT and CF are both also good tires... they seem to wear somewhat faster than the Lugs, and that was part of the question.

ANY of those 3 are great tires. I'm not familiar with the other tires folks are suggesting on here.
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+1 on the Werks tires.

If the track is hard but really dusty, I would definitely run the W's in the R200 compound. The kewl thing about those tires is that you can run them when the track is hard and really dusty and as well when the track is damp and loamy.

Also the lugs are another great tire that can be use in multiple applications. If the track is just hard back and nothing else I would look at the Lugs in either the R200 or possibly the R300 compound, depending on the track.
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I got something for ya. The best for hard dry surfaces are Proline Holeshots and ya'll don't laugh.. Badlands. The Holeshots will burn up fast, but they do pretty good with blue groove style tracks. I tried the badlands because my Boe ties wern't hooking up. I was desperate. They worked pretty well! The funnything about this was that the next weekend, there were four more guys out there with Badlands.

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Panther Chameleon is a good tire for hard dry conditions too. Soft or Medium soft. If your dirt is hard packed and is abrasive enough to wear tires quickly than you want a more densly spaced knob pattern for better wear, the traction on this type of surface comes more from rubber to ground contact anyway. The Proline Knuckles were designed with this in mind too.
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for buggy try the Advantage Racing (DLD) ZZ's...ive had good luck with these tire in dry hard conditions...

for truggy i have been running crime fighter MTR's and GRP Grips with great luck...the CF's last a longer, but the grips stick to the surface better...
What rims do you put the GRP's on? GRP rims?
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We have had a drought here all summer. Our track is amazingly dry, rutted and hard-packed. It is sort of like driving on sealed concrete with some dirt sprinkled here and there for effect.

Most people ran Komodo IIs with a few running Crimefighters.
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We have had a drought here all summer. Our track is amazingly dry, rutted and hard-packed. It is sort of like driving on sealed concrete with some dirt sprinkled here and there for effect.

Most people ran Komodo IIs with a few running Crimefighters.
With a track like that why aren't people running a tire like the Knuckles 2.0's?
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