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Old 04-01-2010, 10:58 PM   #16
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get grip from your set up then

this is the dumbest metho i have herd off
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If the compound is too soft the pin will just fold over on the track and not acutally dig and thus have no traction. Just one thought.

Also you said that you are running a Losi right? How old is the car. If it is brand new out of the box with less then say 1/2 gallon of fuel on it, it will not create traction do to the car not being broke in.
Car not broken in? Never thought of that. Must be a Losi thing 'cause I heard it was a floppy rig.
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Car not broken in? Never thought of that. Must be a Losi thing 'cause I heard it was a floppy rig.
All vehicles will "break in." The springs will settle, hinge pins and ball cups will smooth out, and bearings will become smoother.
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WTF really put your $80 tires on fire???
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Straight up BELT DRESSING!! NO FLAME, NO LIGHTER, JUST RUB INTO TIRE!! Makes them nice & tacky!!
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For those of you who haven't heard of this, or think it's stupid... It is done, and it does work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnADb736r5I
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Straight up BELT DRESSING!! NO FLAME, NO LIGHTER, JUST RUB INTO TIRE!! Makes them nice & tacky!!
hmmm interesting. Does it ruin the tire or shorten its life? I hate to try this on a set of 80 dollar truggy tires and it ruins them. What track conditions do you use this stuff with? Most my tracks are either watered or racing line visible with light dust covering it.
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Hey check out ron at coldfusion he has some sick tire sauce that will be exactly what you need you will be driving into pipes until you get use to it
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if theres enough traction for this to work, your not gonna be worried about shortening their life in the long run.
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Put the tire on a hex wrench or screw driver, spin it, spray with with motor cleaner so it's an even coat. Keep it spinning and than flick a flame onto it. This generally softens them so buggy grip can be applied and sink in effectively. I have found heating the tires with a heat gun to around 160 degrees is the best way to get traction. I do this with 1/10 scale indoor clay. I never bothered with 1/8 outdoors where I race. As soon as you fall off the groove into the fluff, you wasted your time. Indoor clay is generally very clean and almost like asphalt, better suited there in my opinion.
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get grip from your set up then

this is the dumbest metho i have herd off
i hate dumb herd methos
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Try the losi green eclipse they are so soft lugs sometimes pull right off. I slicked a set out in 2 mins on the street with an e bug. The pin is larger but they still work very well. Or go to ss gridirons.
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Was the "rage" a few years ago until a few people and kids caught themselves on fire.

Most tracks have banned this practice. and amazingly, lap times didnt go up.

Safer bet is to take a heat gun to warm up the tires pre race. Cheaper than tire warmers. You can also use axe body spray which will soften the tires also.

Do a search on that. Safer and you will smell better.
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spin, squirt TAG body spray over a lighter!

Just run AKA SS Gridirons or Wishbones (indoor). Heating tires deosn't work, thier cold by the time you hit the track.

Sounds like you just need some supension tuning, not majik flambe tires.
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