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Old 10-26-2008, 01:23 AM   #1
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i have a 1/8 buggy and looking for tires or wheel/tire for general on-road use such as on a parking lot... thanks...
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proline v-rage or road rage. its something like that. with whatever rims you wanted
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:57 AM   #3
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hi, i was actually considering that one...

another option is the Pro Line Moab... it is the same M2 compound as the Road Rage, but the Moab is more for all around terrain including asphalt...
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I just looked through what Tower has to offer and there is not much to choose from anymore. In my bashing days I did about 75% of my running on pavement. What I was going to recommend was the ones I used for years that had kind of a square block "all season" tire tread that was for street. I think they may have been Duratrax Road Rage? I even showed up accidentaly to my first track practice ever with them on because I forgot to pack my off roads and they had just enough traction to practice on the track. And they go through grass and other "basher" stuff no problem.

Now all that seems to be available is slicks or a "summer tread" v shaped tread like I've got on my full size car and they use for rain tires in Formula 1 kind of. I don't like the way those look. I wonder if they work off pavement? Stay away from slicks if you want to do anything at all off the pavement. My slicks slip wildly in dry grass leaving me almost stuck or risking over-reving engine damage. I keep them around for engine troubleshooting, breaking in, adjusting, whatever on the pavement. Off road tires don't last more than one tank if you are at the track and end up going to the parking lot to try and track down an engine problem.

My other thought is to see what's available for a tread pattern like they have on the T-max out of the box. Most of my friends had T-maxes years ago and the tread that used to come on those did ok on pavement without fast wear issues.

I guess pavement only go for the slicks. They are great for that only.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:28 AM   #5
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Here's a tease...
http://www.duratrax.com/caraccys/tires.html
That's what I would recommend IF they still make 1/8 scale size. They are Street Trac not Road Rage. Sorry about that. Many tires have been called road rage over the years. These Street Trac tires go anywhere and do great on pavement. Hold up for a long time too. Try to locate something with some tread like that

I should be doing something productive around the house but now I can't help but keep looking. These are great if they have two pair available. I didn't put any in my shopping cart.
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Good luck with the parking lot!
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I used to use these to tool around in parking lots with my electric 1/8 buggy:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHMH5&P=ML
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These are great and will last ya a long time:

http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idproduct=4713


Let me see if I can find some slicks....
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I have some of these for my break in tires....

http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idproduct=1989


Hope that helps.
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hi, thanks for the suggestions... i end up going with the Road Rage XTR compound... right now, i mainly drive on paved surfaces... i also bought a set of Moabs M2 compound for the days i want to do off road...
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