R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-06-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
Tech Master
 
OfnaJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bristol Va
Posts: 1,570
Trader Rating: 58 (100%+)
Default Help me pick a tire........

My new local track is a very hard pack,rough not to bad broken up and alight coat of dust on it, they water after practice, right before the 1st heat and then again after the 2nd round of quals. then maybe before the main. The track sucks it up fast, by the time Expert Buggy goes it always dry.
I was running M2 bowties and wore out a set of them, tried a set of old but good Panther Kmomdo Dragon 1 and 2 today and they did ok till the old glue let go, then put a new st of Crimefighters on they were a little loose, tried bow-fighters= rear was loose. A few guys are using Werks Lugs in 100 and 200 compounds.
Anyway after all that what do you guys think? As long as the track has a little water I am hooked with M2 Bowties, V3's in the back And V2's in ft.
Thanks Joe
OfnaJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 06:29 PM   #2
Tech Lord
 
Jaz240's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Dwindle city
Posts: 12,492
Trader Rating: 52 (100%+)
Default

I recently had the pleasure to try the New Proline Calipers(M3) and I must say they are the best tire I have run to date..We almost always run our track wet, or at least moist though..I would not hesitate to recommend you try a set of Calipers, maybe get M2, and M3 so you can switch em out when the track dries
__________________
nothing to see here................................
Jaz240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 07:50 PM   #3
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sacramento Ca
Posts: 604
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

I would run Panther Boa's T945 in either medium soft or Soft. They have great forward bit great side bite. I run 1 set for a full day of racing and 3-4 full practice days and there is still about 40% Tread left. Great tire for your surface. Im racing on similar surfaces.
__________________
"Peasey"
Special thank to my sponsors.
Airtronics, Rc Country Hobbies, Rc Renew, Triton Engines, Lutz Rc
Josh Pease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 08:03 PM   #4
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,506
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

the best wearing tire out right now is the aka stuff if on dry semii dry can run either medium or soft cityblocks and if bowfighter works then try crossbeam set up which is aka version of bowfighter works very well in soft compound on dry but would try cityblocks first they are hooked on the dry or semi dry tracks as jaz240 said the new calibers are also good but where out faster than the aka cityblocks good luck would try either of these medium pin tires
jewn_beef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 08:36 PM   #5
Tech Lord
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,500
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

+1 on aka stuff. I use cityblocks and I beams or some combo. I would suggest med compound as their soft is the softest I have seen from any mfg. Give aka a try I switched and have yet to find any other tire that even comes close, not proline, not jconcepts, not works, not losi, none in my opinion. And the way they mount up is way too easy. The city blcks are a great multipurpose and I beams work better when it dries out or is very wet.
__________________
- X-Ray/ RC America Team Driver - MKS -
- XB8 - XB8T - XB8 E - OS Spec III - B2102 - 4PXR -
~ SSC ~ Godfather ~ Ironman ~ ButterySmooth ~
Frank L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 09:30 PM   #6
Tech Regular
 
Gliptal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 258
Default

I haven't tried the AKA stuff yet but on dry hard pack Losi red compound works good.
Gliptal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 09:59 PM   #7
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 590
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I have had great success with Panther Raptors on similar surfaces and they will outlast any Proline tire. You could try soft or super soft, but you will naturally get longer life with soft.
__________________
Tekno Rc~Dialed-Rc~James Racing Tires~Tekin~DE Racing
Mark K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 04:52 AM   #8
Tech Master
 
OfnaJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bristol Va
Posts: 1,570
Trader Rating: 58 (100%+)
Default

Panther Boa's T945 looks like my Komodo's
I will pick up some AKA's been wanting to try them.
Bowfighter's didn't work= too loose in rear.
PL Calipers did work but my Komodo 1-2 combo was better

Thanks guys
OfnaJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 05:21 AM   #9
Tech Master
 
OfnaJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bristol Va
Posts: 1,570
Trader Rating: 58 (100%+)
Default

Has anybody used AKA's new Gridiron?
It's made for hardpacked with a little dust, looks good to, like a big Holeshot.
Holeshots work at my track but where they are small pin they wear really fast!
OfnaJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 06:42 AM   #10
Tech Lord
 
Integra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,482
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Integra
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OfnaJoe View Post
Has anybody used AKA's new Gridiron?
It's made for hardpacked with a little dust, looks good to, like a big Holeshot.
Holeshots work at my track but where they are small pin they wear really fast!


wear isn't as fast...but they do wear.....but the grip they offer...Oh my.
__________________
TNS Driver - Radio Post - Blue Groove Apparel - Team Panther - Hitec - Losi - W.E.D. Paint - Clockwork Fuel - Competition Heat - SUMO Racing - Tekin - Team Terribles - M2C Racing - Matrix Concepts - Kal Gard - BuKu Power - DE Racing -
Integra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 07:40 AM   #11
Tech Master
 
OfnaJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bristol Va
Posts: 1,570
Trader Rating: 58 (100%+)
Default

great I just got 4 mounted Gridirons for $38 delivered from Tower!
Had a coupon!!
OfnaJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 09:51 AM   #12
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 544
Default

I like running JConcepts Crowbars or Crossbows(blue compound). Hitmen are also a good all around tire and would work well.
Miniracer23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 10:03 AM   #13
Tech Champion
 
Trevor Williams's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,218
Trader Rating: 195 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OfnaJoe View Post
great I just got 4 mounted Gridirons for $38 delivered from Tower!
Had a coupon!!

+1000 on the AKA product line


in hot weather I run medium.......if its dusty, I would go cityblocks......your gridirons wont be very hooked unless you guys sweep the lines to try and form somewhat of a groove. That's what we do, and the traction gets real consistent, It kinda blows to see the track watered between rds x and x, then gone for your rd...........maybe ask if you guys could sweep instead of watering, to keep the traction the same/similar for EVERYONE
__________________
RC10-B6d | RC10-B64d
SmacTrac
#WeAreAE #ReedyPower #AE4Life
Trevor Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 11:02 AM   #14
Tech Master
 
OfnaJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bristol Va
Posts: 1,570
Trader Rating: 58 (100%+)
Default

The track is grooved, big line just a little dusty in spots! 80-85% is blued and getting better every time. And I and getting a set of City Blocks to glue up myself, just couldn't pass up the Gridirons
OfnaJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 08:03 PM   #15
Tech Elite
 
mblgjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: AL
Posts: 2,175
Trader Rating: 86 (100%+)
Default

Soft City Blocks, JC Crosshairs or Hitmen (blue), or PL Calibers should work well.

Also, I have had GREAT luck running M3 Revolvers under the conditions you're talking about. AKA or V2 wheels.
__________________
Team Associated Reedy JConcepts.net FusionX USA
mblgjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Team Kamikaze Rc Racing Team Kamikaze Racing Forum 17924 08-31-2012 03:25 PM
Serpent 710 Ron C. Nitro On-Road 23347 03-16-2010 01:47 PM
Some revo and t-maxx help for a noob like me =P RcRacer12 Nitro Off-Road 32 07-08-2009 07:58 PM
tire warmers muchmore ctx andy more edition j manikis R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 24 01-06-2009 01:24 PM
SS Raceway Electric racing rcfoolz Florida Racing 22 01-01-2009 12:11 PM
Northwest Championship Tour, I B RACIN Northwest Racers 1297 05-13-2007 07:11 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:27 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net