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Old 02-27-2010, 11:03 PM   #136
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well your talking buggy, were talking truggy. No left field stuff here frank LOL
I am always out in left field.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:20 PM   #137
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The VTR tires are ok, but AKA still has the edge. The m3 compound wears too quick vs AKA's soft. I don't have any first hand experience with aka's super-soft compound yet, but I'm sure they'll still have less of a wear rate than M3's.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:29 PM   #138
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The VTR tires are ok, but AKA still has the edge. The m3 compound wears too quick vs AKA's soft. I don't have any first hand experience with aka's super-soft compound yet, but I'm sure they'll still have less of a wear rate than M3's.
I think it all depends on the tread patterns you use. I dont think that they wear any differently than other brands but thats just my experience
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:33 PM   #139
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I think it all depends on the tread patterns you use. I dont think that they wear any differently than other brands but thats just my experience
Bow-Ties to Hole-Shots to Calibers. They just wear too fast when compared to their rivals similar tread pattern.
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Well I saw pics of it finally.. And I am not impressed with it.. I'm sure it will be a good tire for cerain conditions, but I doubt it'll be as good as AKA City Block..
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Bow-Ties to Hole-Shots to Calibers. They just wear too fast when compared to their rivals similar tread pattern.
I respectfully disagree. the proline M3 is a touch softer than the AKA softs but, particularly on the caliber, they wear just as good if not better when it comes to the big pin tire. Also in my experience. when you can run a SOFT in other brands an M2 in proline rubber will work just as well and provide even better wear. i think the confusion comes in the fact that it might not be as easy as M3=Soft (AKA), I am sure they stake claim to there rubber compounds and no two are the same and it is my impression from some people that the proline M# is softer than the aka standard soft.


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Well I saw pics of it finally.. And I am not impressed with it.. I'm sure it will be a good tire for cerain conditions, but I doubt it'll be as good as AKA City Block..
agreed, the new tire looks like it will work very well for a blue grooved/hard packed track. I do not think it is intended to run on surfaces that a city block would. in those conditions i would recomend a caliber for you.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:00 PM   #143
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I respectfully disagree. the proline M3 is a touch softer than the AKA softs but, particularly on the caliber, they wear just as good if not better when it comes to the big pin tire. Also in my experience. when you can run a SOFT in other brands an M2 in proline rubber will work just as well and provide even better wear. i think the confusion comes in the fact that it might not be as easy as M3=Soft (AKA), I am sure they stake claim to there rubber compounds and no two are the same and it is my impression from some people that the proline M# is softer than the aka standard soft.




agreed, the new tire looks like it will work very well for a blue grooved/hard packed track. I do not think it is intended to run on surfaces that a city block would. in those conditions i would recomend a caliber for you.
the caliber wears very well, i wont argue there BUT there is no way m2 performs as well as Soft, ive ran m2,m3 in all componds except holeshots, i only ran m3 in that thread. in aka ive ran med in cityblocks and ibeams. and ive ran soft in all threads and ss in gridirons. ss wears just as good as m3 and performs 10x better. soft wears like m2 and again performs 10x better. i used to be a die hard proline fan, except there foams until i ran med cityblocks on a DRY track, no tires were lasting 5 min on the track. i put the med cityblocks out there, not only did they last 10-15 min of practice,3 5 min qualifers and a 10 min main. but i would feel comfortable if the track needed med cityblocks to run them again. since then ive tried more and more aka and now ive moved over completely and love the change. especially the performance of gridirons and the wear i get out of them
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:32 PM   #144
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agreed, the new tire looks like it will work very well for a blue grooved/hard packed track. I do not think it is intended to run on surfaces that a city block would. in those conditions i would recomend a caliber for you.
Is there really a condition that the City block doesn't work well in? I realize there are tires that may work better than a City Block in certain conditions, but IMO the City Block is the best all around tire a person could put in there box..
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Pro-line hit a home run with the new blue molded foam that will be replacing the grey molded foam. The foam is very consistent and does not roll over in high bite cornering and is well balanced.
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Pro-line hit a home run with the new blue molded foam that will be replacing the grey molded foam. The foam is very consistent and does not roll over in high bite cornering and is well balanced.
Integra posted some pics of proline foams he got from proline, they were all different sizes, proline sent him more and they were even worse. with foams being different sizes this is going to affect traction and wear, the foam if to big will walk in the tire, he had proof in pictures because if he didnt i wouldnt believe it
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Integra posted some pics of proline foams he got from proline, they were all different sizes, proline sent him more and they were even worse. with foams being different sizes this is going to affect traction and wear, the foam if to big will walk in the tire, he had proof in pictures because if he didnt i wouldnt believe it
donrod is talking about the new blue molded foam not the blue closed cell foam that integra had.
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donrod is talking about the new blue molded foam not the blue closed cell foam that integra had.
O, I missed something then lol
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I bought two packs of the newer blue foam (similar to AKA) and several guys are using that foam at our local track. No one has seen the issue Integra did. I think his had V3 foam or some other size mixed in by accident.

For me soft city blocks do not seem to wear any better than an M2 proline and I think the softness is similar. The bottom blocks last forever but the tire does not have very good grip once you get to those blocks.
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Yes the blue molded foam, the closed cell is a little firm for us.
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