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Old 12-31-2009, 04:14 PM   #16
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We have found a way to "soften" the insert without changing the long lasting compound and no longer have to run them 2-3 times to break them in.
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A softer compound cant be used to achieve this?
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A softer compound cant be used to achieve this?
not with this type of foam, from what i have read.
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A softer compound cant be used to achieve this?
No. All "softer" compounds that we have worked with break down too quickly and won't last as long as the current inserts.

Gil and Mark have worked many months with Tebo, Lutz and a handful of local fast guys to achieve the best all around rib structure, number of ribs and gap in between.

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Tis why I run the Hot Bodies tires and wheels. Good stuff....
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it will be next year before proline catches up on aka ..they just put a product out at just the right time
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:15 PM   #21
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cant...aka's dont have the ribs cut out...therefor the tire's will be riding on top of the foam and there will be a gap.....id prefer the carcass of the tire to sit on/in the foam.
That would be true if AKA's had the thick heavy ribs that the Proline tires have...AKA's have very thin "webbing" and a very minimal air gap if any at all.
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Future AKA foams will have ribs.

However it's not so they will fit Proline tires.

We have found a way to "soften" the insert without changing the long lasting compound and no longer have to run them 2-3 times to break them in.


Still the best insert in the industry.
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No. All "softer" compounds that we have worked with break down too quickly and won't last as long as the current inserts.

Gil and Mark have worked many months with Tebo, Lutz and a handful of local fast guys to achieve the best all around rib structure, number of ribs and gap in between.

You won't be disappointed.
Awesome....I look forward to the Next gen AKA stuff.....Prop's to you guys for such an Awesome product.

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That would be true if AKA's had the thick heavy ribs that the Proline tires have...AKA's have very thin "webbing" and a very minimal air gap if any at all.


you thinkin the wrong way around....he asked if you can use AKA foams on Proline tire's which Will leave a void...not the other way around.

AKA there's nothing on the inside as far as i know....which is why the foam is also smooth with no cut outs.
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So ive come to the conclusion that i got 3 small Foams....not 1 big one.

Did some comparing to AKA and standard panter foams and the 3 small prolines sure are snug on the rim but dont fill the tire worth a bean.

yet the larger one's are somewhat loose and dont feel right without a tire on....so i dunno...i can only hope they got the V2's dialed as i think im done with V1's.
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i know were talkoing about foams but i run my stock tires on my z car and it has a really got tread patter but i was wondering if some hole shots frome proline would be better and do they make that big of a diffrence
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i know were talkoing about foams but i run my stock tires on my z car and it has a really got tread patter but i was wondering if some hole shots frome proline would be better and do they make that big of a diffrence
All depends on what conditions were when you were running. The track surface I am talking about.
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Thanks for the insight Nick. I just checked my new pack of blue closed cell foams, I have two that are longer than the other two. I have the black EVO V2 also, they look like they are all the same size when I flatten them out. That ended my decision of which inserts to try this weekend.
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All depends on what conditions were when you were running. The track surface I am talking about.
dusty dirt
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Thanks for the insight Nick. I just checked my new pack of blue closed cell foams, I have two that are longer than the other two. I have the black EVO V2 also, they look like they are all the same size when I flatten them out. That ended my decision of which inserts to try this weekend.


LOL so i know its not an isolated issues now.....URG....COMMON PROLINE......GET WITH THE PROGRAM here.

i guess i should ask for a set of V2's is what your saying.
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Ecently did a comparision from a soft losi foam to the aka foam to see if it was worth the $$. I used the exact same tires and rims and only changed the foam. The results were pretty drastic to my suprise. The wheels with the aka foam felt much better on the track, more stable and more hooked up. Since then that's the only foam I use. I haven't tried the proline foam (aka knock off) but I bet it would be the same.
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The results were pretty drastic to my suprise. The wheels with the aka foam felt much better on the track, more stable and more hooked up. Since then that's the only foam I use. I haven't tried the proline foam (aka knock off) but I bet it would be the same.
So no lap time comparisons? Just by feel?
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