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Old 11-24-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
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I have just picked up a set of VTR Revolvers and have noticed that the center rows are a 'T' pin
Which direction do you guys run them in.
Im guessing they run ' -- ' forward so that the leg supports the pins
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they aren't directional...
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I don't know if there is any certain way to run them, but I personally have run them with the bottom of the "T" facing the front of my truggy. If you rub your finger across the center of the tire it feels like you get more friction with the "T" pointing forward.

Tix you running wider hubs? If not the VTR rim's inner webbing rub pretty bad on the back of the front arm. I dremel the webbing some so they don't hit.
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they aren't directional...
i disagree. if they weren't directional the T's would reverse each other

with the leg of the T on the back it works like a brace and puses the top of the T forward stoping the pins from rolling over. with it upside down it will have a different ammoun of support. this will give you different levels of grip depending on which way they are running
so with them all facing in the same direction it makes them a directional tire
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if they were they would have an arrow on the side...like the Calibers
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if they were they would have an arrow on the side...like the Calibers
The Calibers were designed to have different traction characteristics depending on the direction. From the Pro-Line press release info:

Caliber VTR Features:

* Dual-stage pin design for exceptional tread life
* Small top pin for light to heavy loose dirt
* Base pin extraordinary on hard-packed/blue-groove surfaces
* Square-lug technology throughout the tread design
* Directional tread for two different handling characteristics
* Available in World Championship/extremely proprietary XTR (Firm), M2 (Medium), and M3 (Soft) compounds

The Revolver VTRs, which were released at the same time, don't have this blurb in the release info or a directional arrow. While the direction you mount the Revolvers will have some impact on traction & handling, it's either not intended or is an "undocumented feature". In general, most tires (rc or auto) have the lettering rotating counter-clockwise so it's readable like a scrolling marquee.

It's really up to you since I can't seem to find any information one way or the other. If running the tires "backwards" changes the handling significantly enough just remember that any traction/tire chart (like AKA has) for what situations they work best for may no longer be accurate.
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They run in a circular direction, hehe....
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He doesn't mean a "T" on the side of the tire, if you look at the center tread you will see a two stage set of pins that have a "T" for the base. They don't say anything about being directional but you would naturally think they are since there is two different tread patterns depending how you run them.
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I'll just run them all in the same direction.

I'm not using the extended hubs. I have been running AE rims and I'm yet to have one crack. Are the VTX rims cracking or is it just the rubbing that is an issue
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I run mine with the top bar of the "T" facing forward.

So the "T" is going headfirst into the direction of rotation.

___I___ < if that's the "T"; then the tire is rotating down the screen.
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Thats the direction that i am planing to run them
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The Calibers were designed to have different traction characteristics depending on the direction. From the Pro-Line press release info:

Caliber VTR Features:

* Dual-stage pin design for exceptional tread life
* Small top pin for light to heavy loose dirt
* Base pin extraordinary on hard-packed/blue-groove surfaces
* Square-lug technology throughout the tread design
* Directional tread for two different handling characteristics
* Available in World Championship/extremely proprietary XTR (Firm), M2 (Medium), and M3 (Soft) compounds

The Revolver VTRs, which were released at the same time, don't have this blurb in the release info or a directional arrow. While the direction you mount the Revolvers will have some impact on traction & handling, it's either not intended or is an "undocumented feature". In general, most tires (rc or auto) have the lettering rotating counter-clockwise so it's readable like a scrolling marquee.

It's really up to you since I can't seem to find any information one way or the other. If running the tires "backwards" changes the handling significantly enough just remember that any traction/tire chart (like AKA has) for what situations they work best for may no longer be accurate.
It sure would be nice if Proline not only told us that Calibers have "Directional tread", but also told us what those "handling characteristics" were. Makes me wonder if it's just a sales pitch.
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If I'm not mistaken, there's a small arrow on the sidewall of each tire that indicates direction. It can be seen to the left of the word Caliber on the sidewall when you click on the larger image on this page: http://www.prolineracing.com/product...es-255-68.html
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If I'm not mistaken, there's a small arrow on the sidewall of each tire that indicates direction. It can be seen to the left of the word Caliber on the sidewall when you click on the larger image on this page: http://www.prolineracing.com/product...es-255-68.html
Yup but there talking about Revolvers
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what ever part of the block that has the sharpest block should go forward.
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