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Old 03-22-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Losi Eclipse and Reptile truggy tires blue compound any good?

Are the losi Eclipse and Reptile tires for truggy in blue compound any good?

What surfaces/conditions do they each work on?

Any fit issues with J Concepts Rulux LPR or Proline LPR rims?

what proline or Jconcepts tires are these similar to?
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I am interested in knowing how the reptiles work
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The Blue compound should have good wear.
Wheel fitting should be good, but I haven't mounted tires to either type of wheel.
The Eclipse whould work where a BowTie would, at least I think they would. I have heard that some guys were running the XTT's on the front and the Eclipse on the rear. Not sure how that has worked out, but should have the sidebite on the front for steering and not so much on the rear to traction roll. Maybe like the Bow Fighter set up or the City Beams.

The Reptiles might work on a more hard packed track with little dust on top. Maybe where a crime fighter would work. I haven't ran the Reptiles since runng gas truck years ago. Hope that helped some.


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how big is the pin on a reptile in relation to say a crimefighter pin?
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Both of these tires will shine on a dryer track surface. kinda damp but drying out kind of a tweener I would say. I like the Eclipse the best. The GRP foam that they come with is awesome.
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The Blue compound should have good wear.
Wheel fitting should be good, but I haven't mounted tires to either type of wheel.
The Eclipse whould work where a BowTie would, at least I think they would. I have heard that some guys were running the XTT's on the front and the Eclipse on the rear. Not sure how that has worked out, but should have the sidebite on the front for steering and not so much on the rear to traction roll. Maybe like the Bow Fighter set up or the City Beams.

The Reptiles might work on a more hard packed track with little dust on top. Maybe where a crime fighter would work. I haven't ran the Reptiles since runng gas truck years ago. Hope that helped some.


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Is this James? Thanks for the compliment. I would consider switching to a Losi if I had the funds, the truggy looks very smooth, and I raced a 2.0 buggy once, it was not bad, but my Kyosho never lets me down, that old truck is just flat out fast for me. The full speed wreck on the front straight was brutal, I wish that he had stayed in his lane, but, oh well, that hit would have broken any truggy so it doesn't really matter.
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The reptile pin should be close in hieght to the CF.

Casey,
Thanks for the info, I was thinking that might be the case in the tweener tires. I was shooting from the hip a little. I keep hearing the Eclipse tires are very good
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No problem. Give them a try as
they are awesome when dry but work great in the wet as well.
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