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Old 05-17-2009, 12:52 PM   #1
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will be raceing on clay(medium),it is a large track in florida. would like to know whats the best tire to use for my rc8 buggy with c-6 and 16 tooth bell.



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will be raceing on clay(medium),it is a large track in florida. would like to know whats the best tire to use for my rc8 buggy with c-6 and 16 tooth bell.



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chances are you may need a couple of sets

crimefighters work good when its loose dirt on the race line and on the fluff ont he edges ...in a soft compound

holeshots work awesome when its smooth hard pack no loose stuff ...they also work if the loose stuff is outside the racing line ...but if you get beyond the race line into the fluff then you will be loosing traction

the revolvers or better the aka city blocks are a good all around choice that work good on multiple surfaces
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I would not recommend Holeshots to anyone for the simple fact that they last about 10 minutes, and then they are slicks..I dont care if they are the best choice or not, I have seen them not even last through a 15 minute main....that's just ridicoulous!
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no to holeshots !! yes to aka city blocks and i beams. soft for a moist track and medium for dry.
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Weird, my holeshots last me on average about 4 or 5 race weekends? Maybe it's because I don't spin my tires?

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I get about 3 race weekends and maybe 4-5 Practice sessions on Med AKA... Before they are not hooking up..
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Weird, my holeshots last me on average about 4 or 5 race weekends? Maybe it's because I don't spin my tires?

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LOL, a smoother finger would definately help

That would require drugs to control my adrenaline..I need to be the fastest guy to crash!
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proline has good tires but really bad inserts.

M3 holeshots can last about 20 minutes od hard packed track but the traction is great

start with M2 crimefighters or medium AKA city block and you will see.
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will be raceing on clay(medium),it is a large track in florida. would like to know whats the best tire to use for my rc8 buggy with c-6 and 16 tooth bell.



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Which track and where?
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im going to try the track in avon park,i heard it was a big track and one of the best in florida,i talked to the guy that runs it and it sounds like there is a good group of guys there that would not mind helping a newbee out.
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im going to try the track in avon park,i heard it was a big track and one of the best in florida,i talked to the guy that runs it and it sounds like there is a good group of guys there that would not mind helping a newbee out.
if that's the case...you should ask the guys that race there which tires to buy..they will know allot more than us
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it't not just the track surface, it's about car setup, driving style.

I was really suprised how many different tires people run.

hard packed track so you would run small pin like holeshots but some pople were very happy with crimefighters, some with revolvers, and quite a few even with bow ties
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I would recommend the Crimefighters
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crimefighters loose dirt&panther switch packed clay
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