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Old 12-03-2009, 09:11 PM   #16
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For the truggy there is no comparison the calibers are better than the cityblocks at least on the tracks I run on. The caliber tires do wear out faster and do have more side bite. On the buggy the caliber tires dont seem to work as well they are about the same as the cityblocks, personally I prefer the losi eclipse tires, they seem to hook up at most tracks. Just my 2 cents.
i dont think i could of said it different

btw frank. have you tried greens? i just ordered the last 4 pairs i could find ANYWHERE
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:25 PM   #17
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I'm stocking up on both over the off-season. They're the two best tires I've used so far.

I think City Blocks are a bit better than Calibers in buggy, Calibers are a bit better in truggy. Both treads are glued to the track.
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Cityblocks work better for me than Calibers.

I do want to try a set of Calibers with proline's new truggy closed cell foam tho. Anybody try that combo?
http://www.prolineracing.com/product...s-457-158.html
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the pro-line VTR mounting ead is much easier than the truggy cityblock bead. How about the pro-line foams? for truggy.
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I have both in my lap right now. The AKA foam is better without question.
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think the AKA foams could be made to work with the VTR tire and rim???
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I'm stocking up on both over the off-season. They're the two best tires I've used so far.

I think City Blocks are a bit better than Calibers in buggy, Calibers are a bit better in truggy. Both treads are glued to the track.
My opinions are the same...one thing I am trying now is the super soft city blocks for buggy, although I am punching 12 holes equal distance in the centerline (where the contact patch is) of the AKA foams. Some of the AKA drivers are doing this to allow the foam to flex more through the bumps. By not punching holes on the edges of the foam, it should still have the same great corner holding ability. Hopefully it works.
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think the AKA foams could be made to work with the VTR tire and rim???

AKA should work in the Proline truggy tires, but the buggy tires, they've molded ridges in the inside of the carcass. The same ridges that the new proline foams have.

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anybody with an aka truggy foam and a pro-line VTR tire want to see it they are compatible for me befor i order them.
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I have both in my lap right now. The AKA foam is better without question.

IMO both have their place and the AKA is Not "better"

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anybody with an aka truggy foam and a pro-line VTR tire want to see it they are compatible for me befor i order them.


Get the Pre mount VTR's and dont worry about stuffing an AKA foam in a VTR...for the dome you'll want a little softer foam Vs the AKA....I had some VTR Caliber's but neglected to run them.
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Nobody has tried the new proline truggy closed cell foams??

http://www.prolineracing.com/product...s-457-158.html

I'll be the guinea pig.

One thing I don't like is the VTR rims rub bad on the regular hubs for me, I have to dremel the rim webbing for clearance. AKA rims don't hit.
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Get the Pre mount VTR's and dont worry about stuffing an AKA foam in a VTR...for the dome you'll want a little softer foam Vs the AKA....I had some VTR Caliber's but neglected to run them.
LOL ya the center rows on my AKA cityblocks are gone compared to the rest.
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i was bs'ing around with a buddy in the garage one night and he had a profound statement ....he said "city blocks are good everywhere ,but have you ever noticed they aren't great anywhere " ...man i think that was a true statement ....i think the aka tires are better than others ...also i think proline had a lot of catching up to do ...for truggy i always ran jconcepts cross hairs in a soft compound ...they are hard to beat ...im running buggy this year so i cant say yet ...as most of the tires that are out now werent out 2 years ago when i was racing buggy ....i also ran alot of ibeams and holeshots
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yea one time when i was running city blocks soft on my 1/8 buggy when it was cool outside at night on the track and the dirt was starting to get slick
they wrent hooking up at all so yea they dont work for every track condiction
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Zixxer, I completely agree and have said that from the first time I ran them. I wish AKA would come out with a more rounded profile foam to try to give the AKA tires more side traction and maybe improving the cornering. I do like running city blocks in front and i-beams in back though. I am gonna try Calibar's in front and i-beams in back this weekend and I think that will be the ticket.
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