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Old 02-10-2009, 02:10 AM   #1
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I just bought two pairs of Komodo Dragon II Panther tires

The tread looks the same but one pair has ribs on the inside and the other does not but both packets were labeled the same

Whats the go???
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i have several pairs of k2's but none of them are unmounted.. i am guessing that they are changing there internal design
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It might change the tire in unnoticeable ways but just to be sure run them in pairs front and back and not left and right.
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I would contact Panther customer service and get a matching set the ribs is the old style and the diamond carcass is the new style.

The ribbed ones work great with the white open cell foam the others IMO need something stiffer like the gray foam or a molded insert.
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I would contact Panther customer service and get a matching set the ribs is the old style and the diamond carcass is the new style.

The ribbed ones work great with the white open cell foam the others IMO need something stiffer like the gray foam or a molded insert.
thanks for the info
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It might change the tire in unnoticeable ways but just to be sure run them in pairs front and back and not left and right.
The tires without the ribs are way softer when squeezed

I noticed it once I had the tires mounted still unglued so I pulled them back off the rims to see what was going on

my first thought was that the foams were noth the same but thats when I see inside the tires they were not the same
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CJ RC....call the office: 866-700-TIRE (8473)

Did you buy these from Panther online or a hobbyshop ? Either way call the office.

Ask for Brooke. Tell her your problem and they will take care of it. Tell her you spoke with me. I will let her know as well. Thanks for running PANTHERS.
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the ones without ribs(I think) are a newer mold, a running change. call panther and see if they can trade you for matching ones
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CJ RC....call the office: 866-700-TIRE (8473)

Did you buy these from Panther online or a hobbyshop ? Either way call the office.

Ask for Brooke. Tell her your problem and they will take care of it. Tell her you spoke with me. I will let her know as well. Thanks for running PANTHERS.
thanks troy!
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Alittle off subject, but I'm planning on buying a set of Panther Gators but I'm
alittle confused about the compound rating. Medium soft, soft and super soft
how do these compounds relate to say Proline's m2 and m3 compounds?
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medium soft feels about like an m2
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So soft should be like a Proline M3 or a Losi red, so whats a super soft like?
I'm trying to find a compoud like the Proline M3.

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Soft will be similar to an M3. Super Soft is softer then both. They will hook up extremely well in dry conditions but will not last very long.
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Soft will be similar to an M3. Super Soft is softer then both. They will hook up extremely well in dry conditions but will not last very long.
Yup, super soft is good for qualifiers but thats it
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Got it figured. Thanks Guys.
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