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Old 07-05-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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Hello,

I own two brushless converted xray 808 and I don't know which tires I should get.

I already tried some AKA cityblock in the front and i-beam in the rear (in soft) but the tires wear was very fast, especially for the city block. Brushless seems to be too powerfull to run tires in soft.

Then I ran crimefighters in medium and it was a lot better but now I just don't know what would be the best . They still wear too fast for me so I consider to run hard compound.

I have a very smooth driving and need my car to handle without sliding all the time.

Here a link to see what the track looks like:
http://www.rcmag.com/modules.php?nam...=24944&start=0

Do yo have any suggestion?
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If tire wear is excessive try a medium tire..

IMO I Crime Fighter type tire would best for those conditions.. OR Cross Hair
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Look at the hotbodies megabites or maybe even the khaos. Ive compared them to the aka and jconcept tires and these tires grip better and the wear on them is great! Im getting double the races on the hotbodies tires in a softer compound then what i ran the aka.
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Hello,

I own two brushless converted xray 808 and I don't know which tires I should get.

I already tried some AKA cityblock in the front and i-beam in the rear (in soft) but the tires wear was very fast, especially for the city block. Brushless seems to be too powerfull to run tires in soft.

Then I ran crimefighters in medium and it was a lot better but now I just don't know what would be the best . They still wear too fast for me so I consider to run hard compound.

I have a very smooth driving and need my car to handle without sliding all the time.

Here a link to see what the track looks like:
http://www.rcmag.com/modules.php?nam...=24944&start=0

Do yo have any suggestion?
when i run tracks that are hard like they dont water it so its kinda like concrete i run hard compund proline knucles they wont wear fast
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hard tires on a hard track?
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Aka enduros you can get away with running the softer compound, they wear really good.
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hotbodies megabites (pink compound) or soft AKA enduros!
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wow some ppl have alot to learn time for some tire schooling i gusse.
take your temp gun out that we done use to tune motors and cheek the track temp if it over 90 degs but yur soft tires away.
why because the pin rolls over to much and it cause it to wear and you are losing tracion.

you run a med tire you get longer wear more consistan and you have traction again.

once you hit 135 track temps it time to pull out a harder tire

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wow some ppl have alot to learn time for some tire schooling i gusse.
take your temp gun out that we done use to tune motors and cheek the track temp if it over 90 degs but yur soft tires away.
why because the pin rolls over to much and it cause it to wear and you are losing tracion.

you run a med tire you get longer wear more consistan and you have traction again.

once you hit 135 track temps it time to pull out a harder tire

any questions stutdents?
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I'd say like a m2 caliber, if is insane dusty in the morning and cooler m4, gets warmer but still dusty m3. Caliber m2-m4 can be used in ANY condition, AKA gridirons also are great in dusty/loomy conditions. I ran my m3s last weekend with practice and the full race and there is a slight 5% wear if that on them on a slant and it was WARM out, little dusty in unshaded corners.

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well i race on a fast and dusty red clay track, and what seems to work good are ibeams soft all around or city block (f) and i-beam (r) setup.


i dont think dirt can reach 135 degrees lol, you must be thinking of a asphault parking lot track.

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panther komodo dragon II's work great for the situation described. they help keep the rear end in check in my experience.
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hard tires on a hard track?
Only if wear is excessive.
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Ahhh, the stupid slick dusty, we sure hope it grooves in 3 rounds of qualifying dirt.

I hate that stuff. Nothing really works. Just grab a compound that kinda works and a pattern that will last the day. Those dusty tracks really hurt my eyes towards the end of race day.

Aka Enduros (S), Ibeams (s). Gridirons (M) if they give in and choose to actually water the track. Gridirons (s) if the track stays wet.

Hard Aka's don't really work anywhere. Medium seems ok.
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wow some ppl have alot to learn time for some tire schooling i gusse.
take your temp gun out that we done use to tune motors and cheek the track temp if it over 90 degs but yur soft tires away.
why because the pin rolls over to much and it cause it to wear and you are losing tracion.

you run a med tire you get longer wear more consistan and you have traction again.

once you hit 135 track temps it time to pull out a harder tire

any questions stutdents?
135 degree dirt track?

didn't know we were running on black sand in Saudi Arabia
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