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Old 05-27-2009, 02:00 PM   #16
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I have a couple pairs of Calibers coming this week. I'll see if they're different.
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I have a couple pairs of Calibers coming this week. I'll see if they're different.


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At least their coming off a new mold so maybe you wont need scissors & a dremmel & 30 min to clean them up befor mounting them,maybe.Tread pattern looks good though,very much like another tire I have.
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I just finished mounting a set of Calipers and Revolvers..The proline foams are closed cell, a Cream color, they are much better than the old inserts, but still not as good as the AKA's..The Caliper tires are sweet though..Can't wait to try them Saturday at the Races
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I just finished mounting a set of Calipers and Revolvers..The proline foams are closed cell, a Cream color, they are much better than the old inserts, but still not as good as the AKA's..The Caliper tires are sweet though..Can't wait to try them Saturday at the Races


so would you say they are a 100% new foam ? Nothing alike the old grey POS foams ?
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so would you say they are a 100% new foam ? Nothing alike the old grey POS foams ?
Yes new foam completely..Much tighter cell..They feel more like the AKA's more like rubber than foam. They are molded better and dont interfere with mounting like they used to, they also do not need to be hand molded into the tire before mounting..I am very happy with them so far, but I have not run them yet..

they are not as thick as AKA, but that might be a good thing as the AKA required some shock oil adjustments on some tracks
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The new Pro-lines do seem hard as shit though. I'm still wondering why no one craved hard ass foams before AKA, now they are the business? Weird. I saw a little clip on Neo Buggy recently where Hara said he prefers soft foams.
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I just picked up 12 used AKA foams sets and they're in perfect shape. I've put them in Panther Switches for indoor clay and in Crime Fighters. Around here we run on some pretty rough tracks that get even more blown out by race day end. Do you guys fine the AKA foams to be as or more effective in rough conditions? I know they excel in smooth, blue groove and on hot days. Aren't softer foams (softer than AKAs) still preferred on rough, lower traction tracks?
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The more flexible the foam is, the more it helps with traction on rough or blown out tracks as it will allow the tire to flex more and form to the track surface..most of the time if you run soft compound tires, you go down 5-7.5 in shock weight and it compensates for the really stiff AKA foams
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