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Old 09-10-2010, 06:59 AM   #1
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One of the most important tuning options these days is TYRES!
However I'm sure a lot of people, including myself, have a lot of questions...here are mine:

1. Wheels: small / large diameter, wide / narrow, soft / hard. What's their effect?

2. Inserts: hard/soft, moulded, moulded grooved...when to use which?

3. Small / large pins, forward / side traction, dual stage...which track conditions?

4. Venting holes. How many and what size...?

Unlimited combinations... I hope that someone can write a small guide and make the tyre selection easier and CHEAPER for us inexperienced racers.
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One of the most important tuning options these days is TYRES!
However I'm sure a lot of people, including myself, have a lot of questions...here are mine:

1. Wheels: small / large diameter, wide / narrow, soft / hard. What's their effect?

2. Inserts: hard/soft, moulded, moulded grooved...when to use which?

3. Small / large pins, forward / side traction, dual stage...which track conditions?

4. Venting holes. How many and what size...?

Unlimited combinations... I hope that someone can write a small guide and make the tyre selection easier and CHEAPER for us inexperienced racers.
As far as #4, i know that hole size is 1/16 - 1/8 depending on the driver and most of the time two holes or at least that's what this video showed.
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One of the most important tuning options these days is TYRES!
However I'm sure a lot of people, including myself, have a lot of questions...here are mine:

1. Wheels: small / large diameter, wide / narrow, soft / hard. What's their effect?

2. Inserts: hard/soft, moulded, moulded grooved...when to use which?

3. Small / large pins, forward / side traction, dual stage...which track conditions?

4. Venting holes. How many and what size...?

Unlimited combinations... I hope that someone can write a small guide and make the tyre selection easier and CHEAPER for us inexperienced racers.
http://prolineracing.com/images/imag...e_1-8Buggy.pdf

http://www.raceaka.com/tire_chart.php


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what about inserts and wheels?
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what about inserts and wheels?
Large wheels everywhere (Like AKA or Proline standard size)

For the most bumpiest of tracks use something like the AKA Pro 5 which is a 2mm smaller diameter wheel.

Inserts. I run one type of insert everywhere. That is the medium (standard) AKA insert.
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