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Old 05-26-2009, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default Proline 1/8th buggy Bow-ties.....thoughts

I am thinking about putting a pair of these on my slayer and was wondering if they are a decent tire for an indoor track. How long do they last? Good or bad grip? I was torn on weather to get these or the panther switch tires.
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well i never tried them on a 1/8 buggy but i had them on a 2wd gas truck i ran the meduim compound on a loose kind of rutty really moist track and they sucked major balls on that kind of condiction but maybe the soft would have worked better,on 1/8 i think they would work better i think mostly any tire would grip better .
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the pather switch tires are preety good i ran them in the frount of my 2wd
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I am thinking about putting a pair of these on my slayer and was wondering if they are a decent tire for an indoor track. How long do they last? Good or bad grip? I was torn on weather to get these or the panther switch tires.


dont waste your time with inferior rubber from proline....get a set of AKA Ibeam's and they will outlast and outperform the proline's No question's asked for gallons to come.
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Comparing Bowties (for soft loomy tracks) to Panther Switch (for blue groove hite bite indoor tracks) is comparing apples to oranges. See what the locals are running, but I would lean towards AKA Gridiron.
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There are many tire treads similar to the Bow Tie that, in my opinion, are superior. I prefer the AKA I-Beams and Losi Red Eclipse over the Proline Bowties.

Also, I'm not quite sure if the Bow Ties will be a good tire for indoor. The tracks I run at usually require something along the lines of an Inside Job or Clay Switch. Unless you are running on a loose loamy track, I don't recommend Bow Ties. Like Chris said, see what some of the fast guys are running.
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Comparing Bowties (for soft loomy tracks) to Panther Switch (for blue groove hite bite indoor tracks) is comparing apples to oranges. See what the locals are running, but I would lean towards AKA Gridiron.
locals don't run what i have. Most run spec buggy or slash (i also do). This truck is mostly for bashing but occasionally track practice. Will the AKA tires fit on the standard proline 1/8th buggy rims? And will they out last the switches?
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If you're looking for something that will last a while try AKA Cityblocks. They work on a varietly of different surfaces and have 2 levels of lugs so you'll get a little more life out of them. And do yourself a favor, get the premounts. They're balanced and you don't have to worry about them coming unglued.

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locals don't run what i have. Most run spec buggy or slash (i also do). This truck is mostly for bashing but occasionally track practice. Will the AKA tires fit on the standard proline 1/8th buggy rims? And will they out last the switches?
yes, i've glued aka tires on proline wheels. I would get the aka wheels because they are a better fit. Proline wheels on aka rubber, feels like the proline wheels are a tad bit smaller when glueing. I've also tried switches, but all i have to say is that I will always be using aka for longivity, proformance and quality.
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yes, i've glued aka tires on proline wheels. I would get the aka wheels because they are a better fit. Proline wheels on aka rubber, feels like the proline wheels are a tad bit smaller when glueing. I've also tried switches, but all i have to say is that I will always be using aka for longivity, proformance and quality.
yeah i guess i will go the premount way then. I just liked the look of the wabash wheels from proline.
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yeah i guess i will go the premount way then. I just liked the look of the wabash wheels from proline.


spoke wheels break easier and are a PAIN in the rear end to clean after a day's worth of racing.....Id Much rather have Dish rims.
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spoke wheels break easier and are a PAIN in the rear end to clean after a day's worth of racing.....Id Much rather have Dish rims.
+1 I used some Crime's last sunday at a race, Which were the only tyres I had that hooked up. And they were on some Spoked wheels, as soon as I run with them I instantly feel slower.. mentally feel slower and more sluggish.. there little heavier than dish but, I dislike them. As they to me dont look racer like.. plus there a pain in the backside to clean and specially if its really muddy. They like to gather mud more too. Dish all the way-AKA Anyday!
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+1 I used some Crime's last sunday at a race, Which were the only tyres I had that hooked up. And they were on some Spoked wheels, as soon as I run with them I instantly feel slower.. mentally feel slower and more sluggish.. there little heavier than dish but, I dislike them. As they to me dont look racer like.. plus there a pain in the backside to clean and specially if its really muddy. They like to gather mud more too. Dish all the way-AKA Anyday!
Ok i will defiantly get the premounts. Thanks for the help everybody!! Wait... clay would be soft compound right?
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Ok i will defiantly get the premounts. Thanks for the help everybody!! Wait... clay would be soft compound right?


they only make a soft med and hard in 1/8 tires...I have never seen a Clay compound for the Ibeams Citi's Cross braces or Grid iron....they don't have a clay compound even listed....but for hard pack clay you would want a Soft tires unless the track temp is Really high like 80-90 you would step up to a Med.
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