R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-29-2009, 01:24 AM   #1
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 67
Default Tire Suggestion

Ok I'm wondering what tire everyone suggests for this track
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFHGf...eature=related

I was thinking AKA IBeams, or Cityblocks.

Anyone have any other suggestions? I'll be racing there for the first time Sunday.

1/8 scale truggy
terzianator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 03:04 AM   #2
Tech Champion
 
losi_racer's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: mesa,az
Posts: 6,470
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by terzianator View Post
Ok I'm wondering what tire everyone suggests for this track
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFHGf...eature=related

I was thinking AKA IBeams, or Cityblocks.

Anyone have any other suggestions? I'll be racing there for the first time Sunday.

1/8 scale truggy
do you live close? if so ask the fast guys who run your truck. thats what i would do
__________________

Byron Fuels/AKA Tires/Radiopost/TKO/Viper Rc/Dialed Inc/Empire Metal Product/Advantage Racing Products
losi_racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 04:09 AM   #3
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: AZ
Posts: 564
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

From that video it looks like Cityblocks are your best bet, especially if they run it dry like that. Medium compound most likely unless they run at night or it's not too hot, then Soft might be the ticket.
Shocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 04:59 AM   #4
Tech Elite
 
DOMIT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA, North America, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe
Posts: 4,034
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to DOMIT Send a message via Yahoo to DOMIT
Default

I would probably run Cityblocks, but anymore that is about all I run. I have some Holeshots and Bowties in the tire bag, but rarely pull them out.

The Cityblocks are nice because they act like a small pin tire on the hardpack, but have the bigger pins "inside" to help you when you get in the fluff.

Also the foams in AKA are VERY firm... they seem to work very well... not suie exactly why that is though.
__________________
Brad "DOMIT" Smith - I'm not fast, but at least I wreck a lot.
Unsponsored, but I use/recommend: XRay XB9, Alpha A852, Dynamite 053, Airtronics M11, Hitec 5955TG & 7955TG, ABEC 35 clutch and chassis bearings, PTRCRacing shock and diff fluids, Ready Rollers ceramic engine bearings. ** Team Terribles Region 9 coordinator. ** JOIN TEAM TERRIBLES! All racers welcome! PM me for details.
DOMIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 06:43 AM   #5
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 3,644
Default

Soft IBeams - my most favoriate tire
__________________
TLR - Spektrum - Horizon - TLR 8ight 4.0 - TLR 8ight-T 4.0 - TLR 22 4.0 - Orion
token is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 07:51 AM   #6
Tech Lord
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,500
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

I like I beams in the rear and city blocks up front. Soft compound works all but when it gets hot they tear up fast. Also give the new proline calibers a try. I haven't tried them yet, got them on order, but I have been told hey are awsome on dry tracks.
__________________
- 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 06-29-2009, 10:54 AM   #7
Tech Master
 
8&stuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In.
Posts: 1,401
Trader Rating: 55 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by terzianator View Post
Ok I'm wondering what tire everyone suggests for this track
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFHGf...eature=related

I was thinking AKA IBeams, or Cityblocks.

Anyone have any other suggestions? I'll be racing there for the first time Sunday.

1/8 scale truggy

soft cityblocks
__________________
Mark Buecker
8&stuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 12:27 PM   #8
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 67
Default

Thanks everyone for the kick-ass answers.

I ordered a set of

(SOFT) City Blocks
(SOFT) I-Beams
and pre-mounted Holeshots.

I got the Holeshots for Hot Rod Hobbies, and the Ibeams/Cityblocks for the track everyone saw above.

I cant wait to race next Sunday, maybe someone will be there to take pics record video and I can let everyone know how I did.

terzianator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 12:28 PM   #9
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 67
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
I like I beams in the rear and city blocks up front. Soft compound works all but when it gets hot they tear up fast. Also give the new proline calibers a try. I haven't tried them yet, got them on order, but I have been told hey are awsome on dry tracks.
Awesome! I've been meaning to try these but Proline does not have a tire chart like AKA so its been difficult to know what tire works where.

Thanks again!
terzianator is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1/12 forum ovalnator Electric On-Road 45709 08-21-2017 05:19 AM
**NSWRCRCC Inc. - Moorebank On-Road** VenomWorldOrder Australian Racing 11441 07-19-2017 03:19 AM
Off Road Thread (ALL SCALES UNITE) suntok2 Manila Racers 18645 01-07-2016 01:13 AM
Middle East RC (Qatar RC Club/Abu Dhabi RC) CRahoD Manila Racers 1788 02-09-2014 12:26 PM
Who Has Been A Marshall Before? mop_iko Malaysian R/C Racers 53 11-25-2004 08:07 PM
Tri States 2004 volav Tennessee-Kentucky Racing 468 10-27-2004 05:56 AM
utm skudai 1/10 ep & gp rc race rcabj Malaysian R/C Racers 116 08-25-2004 07:58 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 06:39 PM.


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