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Old 10-05-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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i have a losi 8ight and the track i run is like hard slick in the tight part and then is dusty the rest of the track what tires will work the best please help
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Ask the people at your track, they will be allot more informed than anyone here
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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its a new track and all the guys that run are looking for the best tire to i have got like ten sets and they told me to get them and all the ones they told me to get they are not running they all say they dont know yet
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Wow , That makes me worry about the guys at your track! You bought 10 sets of tires based on their advice, and they don't run the tires they told you to buy!? Have you tried the Bowties in the rear and the crimefighters up front? Do they wet your track for racing? Knuckles work well with almost any track, but they really are not racing tires. what compound are you using? Maybe you all just need to go to a softer compound. If the track is wet, and packed, try the Bowfighters in the M3 (soft) compound. I'm pretty sure they will hook up, but its tough to give you exact answers without an experience at your track
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thanks i have not tryed the bowfighters m3 so i will its hard the guys that helped me run the tires that they told me to get but then they got new ones and they worked till it gets hard and then its like ice skating
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Your tires will need to change with track conditions. If the track is dry with some loose dirt on top, you need something with longer threads and more bite like Badlands, or knuckles, once it gets packed down and wet, switch to the bowties rear, and crimefighter fronts. Let me know how this works out for you
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Get some AKA tires. Thats all you'll ever need. When they release the grid iron tires get some of those in soft compound and you should be good to go.
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try the Bowfighters its work for me ......here is the thread

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There are certain tires I think of as go to tires that work well everywhere Ive tried them.

Proline Crimefighters I prefer M3 compound in all but the highest grip situations

Panther Komodo 2's I prefer these in soft compound with the outer row of pegs cut 45 degrees to reduce the risk of traction rolling. If your track is that slick cutting them may not be necessary.

Losi XBTs in red compound these were something new I found this year

Panther Gators in soft compound basically the same tread pattern as the crimefighters but in a rubber that has slightly more grip IMO

Any of these work well in almost any kind of condition they may not necessarily be the very best tire but they ought to get you close enough to have fun racing.

If your looking for a mini pin tire try M3 holeshots or JConcepts double dees. I dont know the compounds for the JConcepts tires but the softest double dees were the best tire I found for the slickest track I go to. But these tires dont work in all conditions a bit of fluff or dust is all it takes sometimes to make your car go skating all over the place.
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