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Old 08-31-2010, 06:56 PM   #1
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Coming from on road experience I know nothing of how different tires react in the world of off road buggies. Is there a good tire I should try that will give me a good baseline feel for starters? Something that is good all around and not to aggressive or slippery? I guess i am looking for a recommendation on a tire for someone who doesn't know what tire to start with.
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depends on the surface you are gonna be running on, i find the jconcepts crowbar and crossbows pretty much work on any surface
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Ask the guys who race at your track. They would know best. There is no one magic tire
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Ask the guys who race at your track. They would know best. There is no one magic tire
You'll get 100000 different answers from those guys and everyone thinks they know better than the other guy. Or they'll try to sell you on whoever sponsors them. Kind of annoying.
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You'll get 100000 different answers from those guys and everyone thinks they know better than the other guy. Kind of annoying.
Not if he asks the right person. It has to be a closer answer than we can give him on the internet. when in doubt ask the race director
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Well, I got a few options to look at and try. Thanks
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:28 PM   #9
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Can't go wrong with Jconcepts Crossbows or Crowbars

another tire may be the Caliber or Bow Tie from Proline
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any u guys run the grp tyres , the pre-mounts .( CUBIC or MAXI ect ) ya dont hear about them much on here.
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i like losi red eclipses
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any u guys run the grp tyres , the pre-mounts .( CUBIC or MAXI ect ) ya dont hear about them much on here.
My favorite line of tires ever produced....They were one of the few that knew to put breather holes in the tire and not the wheel.
Unfortunately their factory in Italy burned down...When we caught wind of it we loaded up on their wheels and tires, we still have some in stock at a discounted price under the Losi/GRP name.
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ohhh there ya go , iv got a few sets cos they were cheap as , i like em alot cos i only bash and the MED compound lasts for ages , awsome . i even bought a set of thos grp CRoSS's for the rear of my SC10 , the ones with the chuncky cross's on em . awsome on grass , does wheel stands .
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still like my crime fighters.
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All around good tires for all surfaces o would say ibeams, city blocks, crossbraces, calibers or crime fighters. They all tend to work almost anywhere but the foams are a diffrent story, if the track is hard packed and almost like concrete then you want hard foams because they will eat soft tires a live.
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