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Old 02-09-2009, 12:19 PM   #16
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Hey, Guys just found out for the last 2 meet's its not control tyres.. im looking at Purchasing some AKA's in the next 2-3 hrs.. to get on order. Im racing at clanfield
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHmvJviCx-g

Ignore, the not so great driving.. its the best video I can find, that shows what the track is like.. its normally, hard little softer on the top, normally damp.. but at the moment... more wet..

Would you guys recommend the I beams?- I have tried the/Used the LRP Kamakazi-Control tyre. and Crimefighters hooked up fractionally better.. would you say the I beams.. maybe my choice?
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:16 PM   #17
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AKA's are some of the best tires hands down. We have one of those tracks that kills tires fast, and i personally have 2.5 hours of run time on some Med cityblock on my truggy. My buggy, i have been chasing a setup, so i have been switching tires. Probably1 hour on med city blocks, and they still look new.

At the Sin City rc track, 80% of the drives are running AKA now.
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Hey, Guys just found out for the last 2 meet's its not control tyres.. im looking at Purchasing some AKA's in the next 2-3 hrs.. to get on order. Im racing at clanfield
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHmvJviCx-g

Ignore, the not so great driving.. its the best video I can find, that shows what the track is like.. its normally, hard little softer on the top, normally damp.. but at the moment... more wet..

Would you guys recommend the I beams?- I have tried the/Used the LRP Kamakazi-Control tyre. and Crimefighters hooked up fractionally better.. would you say the I beams.. maybe my choice?



Looks like an I-beam track to me. The I-beams do everything the crimefighters did, just better and with more steering. You'll have to soften your shocks a little compared to Prolines.

If it packs down hard you might want to look at Gridirons. Gridirons for hard pack clay with dust. I-beams for regular to loose tracks.

Then again Gridirons are bad at loose tracks, and if you really needed them you probally wouldn't be taking my advice. I-beams look like a safe bet. Try those.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:19 PM   #19
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Yea, I think so too.. as it seems the best out of the AKA Selection. Now have to cancel my order for diff tyres in the morning and order some I beams.. Cant wait to try them!
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:23 PM   #20
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Hey, Guys just found out for the last 2 meet's its not control tyres.. im looking at Purchasing some AKA's in the next 2-3 hrs.. to get on order. Im racing at clanfield
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHmvJviCx-g

Ignore, the not so great driving.. its the best video I can find, that shows what the track is like.. its normally, hard little softer on the top, normally damp.. but at the moment... more wet..

Would you guys recommend the I beams?- I have tried the/Used the LRP Kamakazi-Control tyre. and Crimefighters hooked up fractionally better.. would you say the I beams.. maybe my choice?
Much better video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfsdQ...eature=related

I think I'm right in saying Slough is very similar, most populat tyre is between crimes/bows and now I beams.
Last weekend it got really muddy, turbo rats worked well, shed the mud very well.

If the weather is good and I've run my new engine in, then I should be down at clanfield at the weekend.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:26 PM   #21
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Yea, its a better video but the other one shows the similar state of the track at the moment. Yea it is a race meet sunday. But because of frost it may be pusponed.. there not sure yet. So may be work speaking to Tony, if your thinking of going down, as its likely to be closed all weekend...
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AKA city block, I-beam or a combo depending on the track, all in the soft compound. I just started running an 8T 2.0 and it loves city block's. I use to run proline crime fighters, bowties or hole shots but I have since gotten rid of all of my proline tires and run AKA only. I havenít found a track that they donít hook up better than any other tire on the market today.
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During the summer outdoors I go usually buy about 15 sets of tires. Don;t wear em out. I just like to always have a fresh set on hand. Indoors in the winter. Only one tire to use and a set can last forever. I still get several sets though so I have new treads for bigger races.

I'm all over the place as far as brand goes. I LOVE AKA's but they have yet to have a tire for EVERY need. I always have crimes and bowties along with gators and K2's. Cityblocks are the shiz almost anywhere. The soft compound wears very well.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:22 PM   #24
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i only use proline cuz i get them for 10 bucks for 4brand new
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:29 PM   #25
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i only use proline cuz i get them for 10 bucks for 4brand new
Would you like to make some easy money?

Ill tell you how. Send me some of those $10 for 4 tires and ill make it up for you
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DLD Tyres, Hattrick and holeshot,
AKA City block, I Beam, Grid Iron.
Proline Holeshot, Crimefighter,Bowties.
Panther, Komodos, Gators,Raptors.
I run through about 30-50 sets a year, Depending on what tracks, what surface ETC,
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I got 55,000 miles out of a set of Firestones once!!!
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I got 55,000 miles out of a set of Firestones once!!!
I saw that one coming.
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Check out the JConcepts tires through Spire Model...
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JConcepts are a nice choice. 8 buggy patterns available in 2 different compounds. Tire wear on the JCons is good even with the softer blue compound. They offer "Max-ups" wheels which are the larger diameter and they also have their newer molded foams that last 10 times longer than the old ones and are also more balanced than anything else I've seen!

Also for the UK guys I'm pretty sure that LRP distributes for JConcepts across the pond now! Good luck and hope you enjoy.
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