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Old 12-31-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Tires, Rims, Insert weights.

Here's a little chart ive been working on for a while....Just though you guys might appreciate knowing the real weight's of tires n what not.

looks alot better in Excel but it wont let me post the Attachment in Excel format
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Nice! I bet by Summer your table will be a killer resource.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:23 AM   #3
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Thanks Integra
Alot of people do not understand the effects of unsprung weight and the
sprung/unsprung ratio. A heavy wheel will over load your suspension and cause a choppy, bouncy,unstable ride. A light wheel will allow your suspension
to absorb shock and float over bumps. A friend of mine gave me a set of old
worn Panther tires, when I weighed them I noticed that they were very light,
and now that you confirm that; I think Panther's will be my next set of tires
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Thanks for the list Integra. You can add Pro-Line Crime Fighters to the list; 126g per mounted wheel/tyre and 504g for 4 pre-mounted.

Unsprung weight is indeed important, but I'd tend to think that choosing a tyre that offers the best overall grip and wear for given conditions would take precedence over a few grams of unsprung weight.
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Thanks for the list Integra. You can add Pro-Line Crime Fighters to the list; 126g per mounted wheel/tyre and 504g for 4 pre-mounted.

Unsprung weight is indeed important, but I'd tend to think that choosing a tyre that offers the best overall grip and wear for given conditions would take precedence over a few grams of unsprung weight.
LPR MT MTR ? standard proline insert ? proline rims ? 504g unbalanced ?
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LPR MT MTR ? standard proline insert ? proline rims ? 504g unbalanced ?
For buggy. Pro-Line insert,tyre, rim, unbalanced, M2 compound... Basically the pre-mounted wheels/tyres right out of the package... Sloppy glue job they did on 'em too
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You can have the stickyist tire in the world, but if it's in the air most of the
time it does little good. All tire makers have the same three basic tread design; crimefighter type, bowtie and holeshot type; soft,medium and hard.
The real difference IMHO is weight. A lighter wheel will stay in contact with
the ground more = more TRACTION plus faster acceleration,stronger braking
and cornering due to the inherent lower rotational mass. just my $.02
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Here's a little chart ive been working on for a while....Just though you guys might appreciate knowing the real weight's of tires n what not.

looks alot better in Excel but it wont let me post the Attachment in Excel format
Yo Nik,

Send me that file and I will PDF it!

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Send me that file and I will PDF it!

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fo sho.....maybe then i can make it how i wanted to.

PS click and download it.....1st post.
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fo sho.....maybe then i can make it how i wanted to.

PS click and download it.....1st post.
Opps!

I should have been more specific! The excell file I mean, I can even dress it up a lil!

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Opps!

I should have been more specific! The excell file I mean, I can even dress it up a lil!

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I need to update Big time....ill get you the most up to date i can find.
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Integra have you ever looked around and thought about how much money is wrapped up in these little tires.

I bought a digital scale to use for balancing and started doing the same. Truggy: JConcept wheels are the lightest followed by Proline and AKA's are much heavier.
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Integra have you ever looked around and thought about how much money is wrapped up in these little tires.

I bought a digital scale to use for balancing and started doing the same. Truggy: JConcept wheels are the lightest followed by Proline and AKA's are much heavier.


nope...proline VTR hole's are 178 or something.....oh wait...wheels...like rims...lol...i got ya....the JC Dish's or the spoked ?

Im not a fan of the spoked JC's....they seem to fail All the time.


Yes i have stood back and looked at a Wall of dozen's and dozen's of tires and shaken my head in shame....but hey...you gotta have the right rubber to win right.


I got a couple scales for doing different thing's,....the small pocket for small small stuff a little larger flat pocket style that does .1 then a digital kitchen scale that will do up to 13lbs and does g oz lb and Kg...scored it from Canadian Tire for 20$.
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Nik,

Thanks for the quick reply!

Here it is! Let me know if you want me to dress it up a lil more!

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Hey Integra
Who's buggy rims do you like the best? I seem to like losi's, they seem to be
strong,light and flexable. The only thing I don't like about them are the two
air holes.(I shoe-goo them close)
I did notice that the lighter tire-foam combos seems to ballon alot less.

Panther Gator with Losi rims seems to work in most conditions for me.
What buggy wheel combo do you like?


Panther Komodo 2 soft/w Losi rim= 97g
Panther Raptor soft/w Losi rim=95g
JConcept Hit Man blue/w Losi rim=115g
(all weights are made with new tires)
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