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Old 08-17-2009, 11:57 AM   #1
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1. Pro-line M3 Hole Shot N/O VTR - 177g
2. VP-Pro Ultra Flexx STR Turbo Trax N/O dish - 186g
3. J-Concepts Double Dees N/O Rulux ?
4. Pro-line M3 LPR Hole Shot N/O Velocity - 221g
5. AKA Truggy City Block soft 0' wheel ?


Does anyone have the weight for a JC or AKA truck tire/rim/foam?
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AKA cityblock preglued is about 220g
VTR revolvers and calibers are 200g depending on the amount of glue I put on

After running calibers VTR I dont think i will use any other tire for a while
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AKA cityblock preglued is about 220g
VTR revolvers and calibers are 200g depending on the amount of glue I put on

After running calibers VTR I dont think i will use any other tire for a while
Ive heard so many good things about the VTR's that i think im going to go buy a set right now.
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Sorry but are the vp truggy tires available to the regular guys yet-saw them at the wiregrass then found out they were out of stock, haven't checked in a while just thought mr machine could answer for me
Cool idea to check the weights also-wish the vtr's had another choice of foams




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1. Pro-line M3 Hole Shot N/O VTR - 177g
2. VP-Pro Ultra Flexx STR Turbo Trax N/O dish - 186g
3. J-Concepts Double Dees N/O Rulux ?
4. Pro-line M3 LPR Hole Shot N/O Velocity - 221g
5. AKA Truggy City Block soft 0' wheel ?


Does anyone have the weight for a JC or AKA truck tire/rim/foam?
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1. Pro-line M3 Hole Shot N/O VTR - 177g
2. VP-Pro Ultra Flexx STR Turbo Trax N/O dish - 186g
3. J-Concepts Double Dees N/O Rulux ?
4. Pro-line M3 LPR Hole Shot N/O Velocity - 221g
5. AKA Truggy City Block soft 0' wheel ?


Does anyone have the weight for a JC or AKA truck tire/rim/foam?
? What's your point
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He is obviously trying to find out some information.
Guess what he found it

1. Pro-line M3 Hole Shot N/O VTR - 177g
2. VP-Pro Ultra Flexx STR Turbo Trax N/O dish - 186g
3. J-Concepts Double Dees N/O Rulux ?
4. Pro-line M3 LPR Hole Shot N/O Velocity - 221g
5. AKA Truggy City Block soft 0' wheel 220g
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? What's your point
I would assume that the point is finding which combos have less rotating mass & overall weight which would provide a "crisper" response to throttle/brake changes (aside from which tread or compound suits the track conditions).

I have no idea if the slight difference would be noticeable to me but at the higher end of the driver skill spectrum it might have greater impact.
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i dont have any solid info,but i do remember the traxxas response tire being very light.it wore kind of fast as well,but it was way lighter than anything else.dont know what you are working on,but just some other food for thought.i think they only fit revo rims.imex might have something different there though.
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I would assume that the point is finding which combos have less rotating mass & overall weight which would provide a "crisper" response to throttle/brake changes (aside from which tread or compound suits the track conditions).

I have no idea if the slight difference would be noticeable to me but at the higher end of the driver skill spectrum it might have greater impact.
Your assuming is your point.
What I am asking is what's Gene's point as he is a pro driver so that's why I am asking he is no newbie & has been driving in the pro level for a while so It's a little confussing when a pro is asking this type of a ?
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I would assume as a factory driver he is wanting to get info on where products are standing on weight of different brands. Lighter means less rotating weight, better acceleration and depending on compound better traction which will mean faster lap times. Just like when everything was MT tires and then LPR tires came out and everybody started following suit because they performed better. I have ran Proline, AKA, and Panther tires. I personally like the light weight tires that VP-PRO has to offer, good traction, balances with very little weight compared to the other brands I've ran, long wear and they don't fade on you in long mains.
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How light are VP-PRO's? I always thought that Panther made the lightest tires
atleast for buggies?
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How light are VP-PRO's? I always thought that Panther made the lightest tires
atleast for buggies?
186g each tire/wheel/foam.

The VP-Pro truggy tires were available back in April but sold out in 3 weeks. They came back in stock at VP-Pro USA last week. I just got them on my walls this week. I also have the new zero offset wheels that are not on the website yet.

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Your assuming is your point.
What I am asking is what's Gene's point as he is a pro driver so that's why I am asking he is no newbie & has been driving in the pro level for a while so It's a little confussing when a pro is asking this type of a ?
Sorry for asking what the weight of brands of tires I am not stocking at my shop are. I guess pros should know the answer to every hobby related question on the planet.

What your point?
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Sorry for asking what the weight of brands of tires I am not stocking at my shop are. I guess pros should know the answer to every hobby related question on the planet.

What your point?
No need to be sorry & not the planet the galaxy
Do a little R&D if your bored Gene
But since another member pointed out his pitch on his like's
how are the lt wt vp-pro combo's holding out on durability you could only shave off so much weight before the rim starts to crack or tweak
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Panther MT tires are lighter than everything out there....... Unfortunately they aren't the hot ticket anymore.
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