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Old 04-24-2009, 05:46 PM   #16
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These tires are the best tires Proline has ever made. to me, AKA forced Proline to up there game.
they got some ideas from jconcepts too. any tire can have good traction but for how long. i have seen these and can't wait for the truggy version to come out.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:32 PM   #17
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Have they addressed the old proline issues with poor bead shape. like huge mold lines where they shouldnt be & giant gobs of flashing left on?I want to know if I'll have to spend time cleaning up the bead with scisors & a dremmel drum sander before I mount?Are they gonna be more balanced like the AKA stuff or shake my car apart like the older proline product w/o balancing?Are they shipping with the old foams of new foams?Can they be used with the stiffer new(AKA) foams & still give good traction/wear?Are the V2 rims in the review the new larger diam like losi & AKA & is that the size they are intended for?

I dont know about other people but I gave up on proline then got spoiled by AKA so its gonna be even tougher to win back my buisness & for me to drop spare cash that is getting harder to find these days, on tires that may have increased quality or may not.

Anybody that has got ahold of these tires feel free to respond.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:49 PM   #18
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I bought a set of the buggy tires at the Silver State race in M3,

I have about an hour of run time on them and they are showing some wear. The foams were a more white color than the standard grey ones. I asked Scott Hughes about the foams and if they were a new design. He didn't say much about them, just that they were better. The balance of the tires and foams are much better than the old ones. Much more like the AKA's.

Excess mold flashing was little, but some that could be trimmed off. I tried to snag a set of the truggy tires from the Pro-Line guys, but it was a no go. Scott said they were for the team. I asked about the "blue" truggy foams that were shown in a pic. Scott said that they were not going to use them. Didn't ask about what they were going to use, but if the "new" truggy foams are like the buggy ones, should be much better.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:20 AM   #19
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Since I have been deployed for more than a year, I've been watching the new tires coming out and have seriously been considering switching to AKA's, but just ordered the Calibers...these tires look like they'll equal the competition. Looking forward to hearing about how they perform and putting the ones I ordered to the test in about a month.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:09 PM   #20
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in what diameter rims can you build calibers?

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Old 04-28-2009, 03:38 PM   #21
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They are V2's made for bigger rims like the AKA's, Losi's, Proline V2. The bigger rims are pretty much the norm these days.
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Can someone tell me which of the 3 caliber (xtr , m2 , m3 ) tires waste quicker? i run on a dry bumpy track. So im thinking of getting the one that last the long on the track.
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Can someone tell me which of the 3 caliber (xtr , m2 , m3 ) tires waste quicker? i run on a dry bumpy track. So im thinking of getting the one that last the long on the track.
For dry tracks run m2 or xtr.. xtr is hard and will last the longest on a dry track..
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:52 AM   #24
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For dry tracks run m2 or xtr.. xtr is hard and will last the longest on a dry track..
Yea thanks thats what i was thinking about getting the xtr just because they last the longest.
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It's interesting that the Caliber doesn't come in V3 (wider than legal). I guess that hasn't really gotten off the ground. Probably a good thing, we already carry enough tires around.
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Yea thanks thats what i was thinking about getting the xtr just because they last the longest.
I like XTR when the track is loose, the tires dig more in the dirt.
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I have a set of crimefighters and a set of revolvers in the v3s. I just ran a set of calibers at blue diamond and they really hooked up!! I believe these tires will work on any track!!! The v3s handle well, but you add weight to your buggy with the extra material. So my v3 tires/rims have been sitting for a while.
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i have been running a set of m3 calibers for the last couple weeks and i am in love. they seem to be lasting well and i balanced them just like i have to do the aka's. i like the city blocks but the calibers have way more side bite and when the track gets dry they are even better.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:00 AM   #29
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I have limited my tires inventory to Calibers and BowTies and they both suite all my tires needs
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:08 AM   #30
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The caliber tires work very well on my truggy. I like the new proline stuff a lot. The only place I havent found they work well is on a freshly over watered track. The tracks in my area dry out quickly in the 100 degree weather so the owners will water heavily and then not water for 2-3 races. The race that gets the water ends up being like a mud bog. The next race the track is perfect. On dusty, dry tracks these tires hook up very well. I like them.
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