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Old 11-14-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Was wndering has anyone tried the super soft tires yet from AKA.
Can you tell much difference between the Soft & super soft.

What type of surface are you guys running them?

I was looking at the City Block for clay hard packed surface with slighty dsty surface.

Was think of getting the super soft to try
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Don't know about the super-soft yet, but for a hardpacked clay surface with little dust, I would run the Grid Irons over the City Blocks.
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i checked out a set of super soft grid irons that ryan lutz had at rc pro in texas. they felt like they would stick to anything. as long as the dust isn't to thick on top, i think the grid irons would be the best bet.
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I ran the SS Gris Irons at the Sidewinder race last weekend and they were pretty hooked up!

Mike Truhe also ran them at this event winning not only Truggy by a lap but also E-Buggy.

Thunder Alley is hard pack with very light loose dirt on top.
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I ran the SS Gris Irons at the Sidewinder race last weekend and they were pretty hooked up!

Mike Truhe also ran them at this event winning not only Truggy by a lap but also E-Buggy.

Thunder Alley is hard pack with very light loose dirt on top.
i thought he ran green eclipse ? thats what he told me anyway
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i thought he ran green eclipse ? thats what he told me anyway
In Nitro Buggy he did. Not in E-buggy or Truggy.
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So how did the car feel with grid irons, compared to city blocks?
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So how did the car feel with grid irons, compared to city blocks?
Car is more stable yet has a little less side bite.

The G.I.'s are smaller in diameter so without changing ride height they bring the CG down.
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Has anyone tested tested the SS compond on anything else than hardpacked clay?
I'm about to order a LOT of tires so I would really like to know how the SS compound is compared to the S compound.
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Has anyone tested tested the SS compond on anything else than hardpacked clay?
I'm about to order a LOT of tires so I would really like to know how the SS compound is compared to the S compound.
I run them everywhere now. Loamy dirt, Hard packed dirt with a little top loam to hard packed and groved.

The SS with be THE tire compound to run where softs use to be.
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i thought he ran green eclipse ? thats what he told me anyway
The green eclipse are my fav. I am going to try out the JC sevens, but green eclipse all the way around or eclipse in the rear and XBT in the front seems to work very well on the buggy. Truhe gave me the combo tip.
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The green eclipse are my fav. I am going to try out the JC sevens, but green eclipse all the way around or eclipse in the rear and XBT in the front seems to work very well on the buggy. Truhe gave me the combo tip.
So is the Eclispe/XBT combo the Losi version of the bow-fighter combo? XBT's seem to be really stable with not alot of steering, so I wondered why he would choose to run those in the front rather than in all 4.

Any ideas if Truhe will download his Sidewinder setup?
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will the grid iron ss hold up for an hour main?softs will only have around 40 percent left on our track surface
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will the grid iron ss hold up for an hour main?softs will only have around 40 percent left on our track surface
Man every surface is different but I would say the SS compound is for winter temps below 70 and prob better indoor.
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I run on a hard packed moist clay track indoor in the winter. It has a very fine layer of moist dust on the top. Clay switches are run by most of the fast guys. Would the SS Grid Irons be a good alternative? My switches are getting pretty worn and I'm looking for a good replacement.

FYI - This is for Truggy.

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