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Old 08-29-2010, 04:48 PM   #31
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yea i did, have to do it with the 1/10 scale but also on the 1/8 foams the bead and, the sides where sticking out too much and not going on the rim right. i did it last year but i hate glueing tires anyways
What foam are you using that requires that? Proline, Losi, and AKA foam don't need to be trimmed.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:50 PM   #32
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What foam are you using that requires that? Proline, Losi, and AKA foam don't need to be trimmed.

one was proline and other was aka.
i just get premounts like it said for buggy and truggy.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:24 PM   #33
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yea i did, have to do it with the 1/10 scale but also on the 1/8 foams the bead and, the sides where sticking out too much and not going on the rim right. i did it last year but i hate glueing tires anyways
Unless you're using open cell cut foams(been gone from 1/8 scale for some time now) you shouldn't be cutting any 1/8 scale foams. Buggy or truggy.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:29 PM   #34
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Unless you're using open cell cut foams(been gone from 1/8 scale for some time now) you shouldn't be cutting any 1/8 scale foams. Buggy or truggy.

no i was a beginner last year in 1/8.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:20 PM   #35
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Before we wish for them to include a closed cell foam, they have to make one that works. Proline's closed cell truggy foams are terrible. Too hard and not the right shape. They don't fill the tires out correctly. Currently, I'm VERY happy they don't include the closed cell foams.

The molded blue foams aren't bad. They're a little inconsistent. I've gotten some very firm foams and some super soft foams. They last alright. Not great, but tons better than previous proline foams.
Thanks for that info. Now I know not to buy PL's closed cell foams.

The blue one are better than the old gray ones but not by much. They are better balanced, but like you said they are so inconsistent. Some are soft and others are hard.
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Thanks for that info. Now I know not to buy PL's closed cell foams.

The blue one are better than the old gray ones but not by much. They are better balanced, but like you said they are so inconsistent. Some are soft and others are hard.
You just have to hope you get 4 of the same stiffness.
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Most of our AKA foams are on there 3rd or 4th set of tires, Great product......
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"You just have to hope you get 4 of the same stiffness."

Or just give up Proline and spend your money on a brand that spends more money on R&D than advertising, AKA
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"You just have to hope you get 4 of the same stiffness."

Or just give up Proline and spend your money on a brand that spends more money on R&D than advertising, AKA
Sorry, not gonna happen. I run whatever works. Sometimes that's a proline tire and sometimes it is an AKA tire. Sure I'd like to see some more consistent foams from proline, but that alone won't keep me from running them. VTR tires are sweet! They feel so precise and nimble on the track.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:03 PM   #40
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The following is just my opinion.

For years ProLine spent gobs of money telling us what a great product they had. Their tires often took incredible amounts of weight to balance, and had foams disintegrate. But I saw no improvements from them until AKA outshone them, quietly and definitively. Then Proline finally got their butts in gear to meet the competition, but came up short on quality control again. I won't say that they have a product that's no good. I will say they seem more interested in advertising than quality control.

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Don't tell me how great your product is.............................show me.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:17 PM   #41
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The VTR's are much better than the LPR's they had. Foam wise I think the VTR is better, but could/should be a lot better as other Mfg.'s have better foams for thier tires. I have 6 sets of Calibers and one set of Revolvers and don't have any complaints thus far. The part about the VTR's I like most is with them being a little taller I can lower my ride height some and have a little more top end gearing built in. Doesn't always work to be the best thing, but most of the time it works.
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I think people believe the VTR to be a taller tire because of the issues of the rim being taller. Actually the VTR is the slightest bit shorter than LPR's and J Cons 1/2 ups with tires on. The AKA is even shorter. The VTR outside rim edge is very close to the same as the LPR and J Con 1/2 up but the inside bead is taller.
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I know this is an old thread but I think it is time to bring it back up to the top. 9 months ago, everyone especially myself, were complaining that proline only had 3 tread patterns, only m2 and m3compounds, and $h!tty foams. Now they only have 2 treads because they have completely discontinued the revolver. They have now added the m4 compound to the 2 tread patterns they have left which is hole shot and caliber. They are now only selling the vtr's with closed cell foams which I guess for some people isn't a bad thing but I personally don't like them because they are heavier and alot stiffer than the blue molded foams they used to come with. The website says that only the m4's come with the closed cell but I had a few pairs of m3 hole shots back ordered and I got them Friday. They had the closed cell foams in them so I am guessing they just haven't updated the description of the m2 and m3 part numbers on the website yet. So now I feel like we are almost at the same stage as before with the only addition to the lineup being super soft tires which I don't like to run unless it is 50 degrees outside due to heavy tread wear, and foams that will last much longer but will hurt the handling of the truggy on rough tracks. The negative side is not only did they not add more treads, THEY TOOK 1 OF THE 3 AWAY!!! Come on proline. I just can't figure out why you guys feel like other vtr treads won't sell. Especially snipers. That is by far in my opinion the best all around tire tread EVER! I would like to know some of you truggy guys opinion on this. Feel free to ramble like I did lol.
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I also switched to AKA this season. I havent had any problems with premounts coming undone though but the main reasons why I switched has been.

1. Availability
2. Wear
3. The fact that alot of the premounts Ive got have been extremely out of balance.

Im really happy with AKA. Gripwise theyre the same as Proline but they last twice as long easely.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:52 PM   #45
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Whoops, double post sorry.
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