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Old 10-31-2008, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default 1/8th buggy tires?

I just got the new 8ight 2.0

and I have no clue what tires to buy

I know it depends on track conditions but I'm looking brand wise

Panther, Proline, AKA, Losi, other?
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Hey bud

Basically the best are the proline tyres, but the Losi tyres are very good. I've heard some very good things about the AKA Brand as well

I stick to the Team Losi Step Pins, they are a great all round tyre.
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my top 3 picks would be AKA, GRP/losi, Panther in no specific order.

Proline maby if they fixed there foams.
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Really depends on the track . But I mainly use Panther and Losi tires . I have some Proline tires but I prefer the other two .
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tires i carry at all time it alot but you always have the right thing
losi tires
red xtbs
red exclips

panther tires
soft gators
soft boes
soft raptors

proline tires
holeshots m3
inside jobs m3

aka
soft city blocks
soft gridiorns
soft i beams

all the tires but the aka have ofna yellow foams in them the one that are they say proline style on the page

all tires mount on losi or hb or aka rims
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I just got the new 8ight 2.0

and I have no clue what tires to buy

I know it depends on track conditions but I'm looking brand wise

Panther, Proline, AKA, Losi, other?

If you are looking for longevity and performance. AKA will be your best bet! AKA tires such as Cityblocks, are a two stage tire, so they perform well, they're consistent, and last really looooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnngggggg.

I haven't been able to try them yet, but from what I've heard, the new cross brace tire has loads of traction, and the soft and medium grid iron's are awesome on clay indoor tracks. The cityblock will probably be the best all around tire to start with.

If you use AKA glue, wheels, and tires all together, the tire will be perfectly balanced when mounted. Which is very unlikely with Proline foams. The AKA foam will also last for multiple sets of tires, as where some people are lucky to get the proline foams to last as long as one set of tires.

hope this helps,

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I know of a couple of guys at our track run the Losi 8 and both of them have an incredible time trying to get the back end to stay put its very slick in the corners.. they have tried several combinations and i have tried the AKA City Blocks on my RC8 and it was too much traction and i was rolling in the corners so i lent them to those guys to try them out and it was a perfect match plus the foams dont blow out like most others. The Prolines are a great tire set but are very unbalanced.. the JConcepts are very good traction but are more like holeshot tires.. they dont last very long.

Just my 2 cents.
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Man i tell you, im not going to say anything bad about any other tire, but do yourself a SOLID and atleast try some AKA's, on AKA wheels and some AKA glue.



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Man i tell you, im not going to say anything bad about any other tire, but do yourself a SOLID and atleast try some AKA's, on AKA wheels and some AKA glue.



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+1, I am a believer myself after trying some city blocks
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From what I hear at the local track, the AKAs are the poop. I have a set ordered for my truggy. The buggy guys that have run them swear by them.
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Proline and AKA
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After trying AKA if your track is high traction then the city block may actually be too muck traction,I never thought that could happen but they did it.I also love some of the Panther tires but after using AKA I may never stray from that brand & for sure will never spend my money on pro line tires again.
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I know of a couple of guys at our track run the Losi 8 and both of them have an incredible time trying to get the back end to stay put its very slick in the corners.. they have tried several combinations and i have tried the AKA City Blocks on my RC8 and it was too much traction and i was rolling in the corners so i lent them to those guys to try them out and it was a perfect match plus the foams dont blow out like most others. The Prolines are a great tire set but are very unbalanced.. the JConcepts are very good traction but are more like holeshot tires.. they dont last very long.

Just my 2 cents.
Have you tried Cityblocks in front and I beam's on the rear of your RC8? That might take care of your problem!

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