R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2010, 03:42 PM   #16
Tech Elite
 
tandman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: airdrie
Posts: 2,937
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to tandman
Default

What about the Sweep Racing tires? I just got a few sets in but have not run them yet....they look and feel really good and the inserts look really good also. I am going to run them next week and compare them with some proline and j concepts.
__________________
Dwayne Flodell
Team Mad Scientist
-When you need mad rip.....call the Mad Scientist
Team Sweepracing-R1 Wurks
tandman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 10:05 PM   #17
Tech Fanatic
 
SteveP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: So Cal
Posts: 918
Default

I don't have any experience with them. They're another Chinese brand, so I wouldn't expect much, but at least it appears that they have some unique tread patterns. Molded inserts have been somewhat of a problem in that they usually cause significant balance issues, and they go flat faster than just about any foam insert. But, you've already got them, so give it a shot and see how they hold up and how they run.
SteveP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 10:16 PM   #18
Tech Champion
 
JAMMINKRAZY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 6,575
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
VP Pro is not one that I would recommend. They're one of the Chinese knock-off brands that I mentioned. If you want a cheap tire to bash and have fun, it'll be great and you'll save some money. But, if you're racing, spend your money on AKA or Proline. The Axeman is just a cheap and inferior knock-off of the I-Beam anyway. If that's the type of tire that you're looking for, Get the AKA I-Beam or the Pro-Line Bow Tie. I unfairly left JConcepts out of my original post - they're also a pretty good tire.
I was just thinking that myself. The Axemen look very I-BEAM'ish. I haven't run them though, so I can't knock them. I do agree about going with the original though.
__________________
-Koby Kubrin-
Thanks to my Sponsors:
Serpent America | Team Novarossi | Desoto Racing | Race AKA | Ridgeway Bodies
JAMMINKRAZY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 10:18 PM   #19
Tech Elite
 
tandman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: airdrie
Posts: 2,937
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to tandman
Default

I won't expect much.....Sweep Racing placed 4th at the pre-worlds in Thailand Thats not much I guess
__________________
Dwayne Flodell
Team Mad Scientist
-When you need mad rip.....call the Mad Scientist
Team Sweepracing-R1 Wurks
tandman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 10:21 PM   #20
Tech Lord
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,500
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ben73 View Post
or the losi equivalent XBT on the front and Eclipse on the rear.

Great all round combo in Green
+1 on the losi XBT/eclipse. I run these ro grid irons if the track is noce and grooved up.
__________________
- X-Ray/ RC America Team Driver - MKS -
- XB8 - XB8T - XB8 E - OS Spec III - B2102 - 4PXR -
~ SSC ~ Godfather ~ Ironman ~ ButterySmooth ~
Frank L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 10:51 PM   #21
Tech Champion
 
Jason Pelletier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 8,820
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
+1 on the losi XBT/eclipse. I run these ro grid irons if the track is noce and grooved up.
Bout to try these.


I feel like every time i roll out i have the wrong tire. Pisses me off so i just got like 6 sets.
__________________
Island Raceway & Hobby
Jason Pelletier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 10:57 PM   #22
Tech Lord
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,500
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RB FIVE View Post
Bout to try these.


I feel like every time i roll out i have the wrong tire. Pisses me off so i just got like 6 sets.
The losi eclipse tires work on just about every surface.
__________________
- X-Ray/ RC America Team Driver - MKS -
- XB8 - XB8T - XB8 E - OS Spec III - B2102 - 4PXR -
~ SSC ~ Godfather ~ Ironman ~ ButterySmooth ~
Frank L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 11:43 PM   #23
Tech Elite
 
merdith6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brazoria, TX
Posts: 2,350
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default I really like

The AKA I-Beams in super soft, and soft, but the super soft I beams are great for most outdoor tracks, but on indoor clay tracks the Pro line Revolvers are really great because they don't wear as fast as small pin tires, they're right in the middle. If you want all around tires the I beams and the city blocks are really nice premounted. Get soft and supersoft in both tires and you should be set if you mainly race outdoor on dirt that is dirt, clay tracks with some dirt is fine, but really hard tracks that are blue grooved just need pro line revolvers....3 tires all or most tracks.....
__________________
Mad Dog drives a Mugen MBX-7, Novarossi engines, Clockwork Racing, Futaba radio, AKA/Proline Tires
merdith6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 07:39 AM   #24
Tech Regular
 
jk1152's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 292
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by merdith6 View Post
The AKA I-Beams in super soft, and soft, but the super soft I beams are great for most outdoor tracks, but on indoor clay tracks the Pro line Revolvers are really great because they don't wear as fast as small pin tires, they're right in the middle. If you want all around tires the I beams and the city blocks are really nice premounted. Get soft and supersoft in both tires and you should be set if you mainly race outdoor on dirt that is dirt, clay tracks with some dirt is fine, but really hard tracks that are blue grooved just need pro line revolvers....3 tires all or most tracks.....
It's almost summer time. No need for super softs. Med's during qualifier's during the heat of the day 85+. Then run softs if the mains are during the night. Super softs are more of a winter tire for really cold days. Most people were running Mediums @ Vertigo during the qualifiers yesterday.
jk1152 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 07:54 AM   #25
Tech Lord
 
Integra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,482
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Integra
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tandman View Post
I won't expect much.....Sweep Racing placed 4th at the pre-worlds in Thailand Thats not much I guess


Im gonna have to agree here.....ANY Tire can win with the right guy behind the wheel.....Knock off or not.
__________________
TNS Driver - Radio Post - Blue Groove Apparel - Team Panther - Hitec - Losi - W.E.D. Paint - Clockwork Fuel - Competition Heat - SUMO Racing - Tekin - Team Terribles - M2C Racing - Matrix Concepts - Kal Gard - BuKu Power - DE Racing -
Integra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 08:58 AM   #26
Tech Fanatic
 
SteveP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: So Cal
Posts: 918
Default

I'll have to disagree - same weak argument in support of inferior products. With the SAME guy behind the wheel, a superior tire is the difference between winning and losing.
SteveP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 09:12 AM   #27
Tech Champion
 
JAMMINKRAZY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 6,575
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
I'll have to disagree - same weak argument in support of inferior products. With the SAME guy behind the wheel, a superior tire is the difference between winning and losing.
Again I gotta agree. I'm not knocking sweep because I haven't run them. But the quality of tires being used can certainly be a deciding factor at that level of racing. When it's a battle of tenths of seconds, a superior tire design can be the difference. I feel this is part of the problems the big name losi drivers have been having since the "we're only going to run losi tires" BS. Not to knock losi tires because they do have some good ones, but they don't have the selection or quality of tires that proline has.
__________________
-Koby Kubrin-
Thanks to my Sponsors:
Serpent America | Team Novarossi | Desoto Racing | Race AKA | Ridgeway Bodies
JAMMINKRAZY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 09:46 AM   #28
Tech Apprentice
 
cjwilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SE Iowa
Posts: 74
Default

+1 for Bow-fighters, always my go to set. At my track I normally start there then switch to Crimefighters all around. When the racing line gets cleaned off towards the 3rd qual or the main I switch to Revolvers.
cjwilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 02:07 PM   #29
Tech Elite
 
looper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: DFW area of Texas
Posts: 2,224
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to looper
Default

Tried an unlikely combination last night when racing indoors. and was very suprised on how well it worked

bowfighters, Cf on front xtr compound and bt on rear m2 compound. normally i run bowfighers m3 all around there but that combo was way too grippy, the xtr/m2 combo was very good.

When i needed traction it was there and when i needed to sliiiiiide it in to make the pass it was there too. my laptimes improved 3 seconds from this combo

just something else to consider.


jammin x1 buggy
__________________
Looped Designs Paintwerks
http://ldpaint.webs.com/ Email: Looped.designs@gmail.com
looper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 11:03 PM   #30
Tech Elite
 
merdith6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brazoria, TX
Posts: 2,350
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default Hmm

Quote:
Originally Posted by jk1152 View Post
It's almost summer time. No need for super softs. Med's during qualifier's during the heat of the day 85+. Then run softs if the mains are during the night. Super softs are more of a winter tire for really cold days. Most people were running Mediums @ Vertigo during the qualifiers yesterday.
I was running supersoft I beams and got 4th in Expert buggy so I guess It worked ok. I was thinking of running soft for the summer, but medium compound is ok for too narrow of window throughout the day. If the track is dry the mediums suck....
__________________
Mad Dog drives a Mugen MBX-7, Novarossi engines, Clockwork Racing, Futaba radio, AKA/Proline Tires
merdith6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how long do your 1/8 buggy tires last? mike881 Electric Off-Road 32 02-03-2016 07:27 AM
J concept illuzions buggy body new and 1/8 buggy tires new and used snowman6869 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 14 02-07-2010 11:45 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 01:38 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net