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Old 05-22-2010, 08:49 AM   #1
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Default Pro-line Caliber's VTR truggy question...

Hi guys i bought two sets for my truggy proline calibers for my next race..First time i buy calibers... In the site said it have double ''face'' ti say that when the Y is forward(when the arrow is front) is for forward bite and better wear and when the Y is in reverse is for wet conditions and loam track...
in my tires when the arrow look forward at the forward direction i have Y in reverse and when i have Y forward the arrow is in reverse i am confused ...which side is which please a help...
look at my foto ...Y REVERSE and the arrow look the front direction
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I always glue up Calibers in the directional rotation which means the top of the 'Y' is pointing forward. The arrow should point forward on both sides of the truck.
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+1 Just glue with the arrow pointing in the direction of rotation.
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ok guys thanks ...so they are glued ok from the factory the arrow looks front and the top of the Y is front also...the track that i will race is hard with clean racing line and a little dust at non racing line ..you suggest me to put the arrow front or opposite ?
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Suppose I can borrow this thread a bit.
What is the real difference in performance between the VTR tires and the LPR tires? Cause right now Im running LPR crimefighter M2s. Our track is mostly clay and blue groove with a bit of carpet so what would I gain/loose?
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Suppose I can borrow this thread a bit.
What is the real difference in performance between the VTR tires and the LPR tires? Cause right now Im running LPR crimefighter M2s. Our track is mostly clay and blue groove with a bit of carpet so what would I gain/loose?
lrp is 3.7" , vtr is 4" which is illegal for roar racing
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nobody cares about roar rules. unless you are racing a national event, you will never have to worry about it. the vtr taller rims make for less sidewall flex, its a much more stable design. it is also by far the lightest wheel/tire combo and the only way you will be able to run calibers. dont let the roar deal sway you, it will never effect you unless you are going to the worlds.
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nobody cares about roar rules. unless you are racing a national event, you will never have to worry about it. the vtr taller rims make for less sidewall flex, its a much more stable design. it is also by far the lightest wheel/tire combo and the only way you will be able to run calibers. dont let the roar deal sway you, it will never effect you unless you are going to the worlds.
Worlds is ifmar, nats is roar. Some bigger events use roar rules, sidewinder and nitro challenge do for sure
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Worlds is ifmar, nats is roar. Some bigger events use roar rules, sidewinder and nitro challenge do for sure
They use some roar rules. VTR's were not even questioned at either event. Pro-Line was even at the track selling VTR's at the Sidewinder race. Unless its a level 5 roar race, nobody is going to care if you run VTR's. There are only 2 level 5 1/8 off-road races a year in the US, not enough to worry about tires.
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Well thats cool then. Looks like Ill be getting a few VTRs then, calibers and crimefighters mostly.
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They use some roar rules. VTR's were not even questioned at either event. Pro-Line was even at the track selling VTR's at the Sidewinder race. Unless its a level 5 roar race, nobody is going to care if you run VTR's. There are only 2 level 5 1/8 off-road races a year in the US, not enough to worry about tires.
can you tell me what those races are, ive never heard of levels, so im just curious
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Last year was the Nationals at Leisure Hours and the E-Nationals at Revelation. This there may only be one, as I havent heard anything about having another E nat.
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not to thread jack...but i have seen different types of truggy tires for sale. i heard the newer style of truggy tires are the narrower ones...and the older style are the wider ones. i heard the old style wide ones aren't as good.

what is the difference between the two (which is better)?
which ones are legal for roar racing?

i wont be roar racing for a while, so thats not too big of a deal...just wondering.
My D8T came without tires, so i am looking for either a set of tires and foams, or a set of preglued wheels and tires.
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The caliber tires mount to the vtr rim like buggy tires do. So you have to use p-l vtr rims. Idk why they don't make this the standard it's so much easier to glue the tires up.

BTW when our caliber tires becme worn down run them in the reverse direction and they will be good for a few races or some practice.
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