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Old 10-24-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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I am trying to use nothing but AKA tires now as I use to always purchase proline, but the Proline seem to wear faster than AKA. Which tires do AKA have that would be equivalent to a Caliber?
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The AKA CityBlock, I like the soft compound for outdoor where I live .
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I find the Cityblock to be very similar in handling characteristics to the Caliber, just a little calmer, more numb feeling on the straights and when turning in.
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Proline M3; AKA Soft and JC Blue are all real similar in overall grip.

Proline M4; AKA SuperSoft and JC Green are similar as well.

Aka and JC compounds both wear considerably better than PL.

PL Caliber - AKA CityBlock - JC Subcultures

PL Holeshot/Sniper - AKA Gridiron - JC DoubleDees (or) Sevens

PL Suburbs - AKA WishBone - JC Barcodes

PL CrimeFighter - AKA CrossBrace - JC Crowbar/Crossbow

JC Subcultures are a wild card though. They can work well from bluegroove to dry/hard/dusty (but not heavy loam). So when PL Holeshot/snipers/Calibers are working; the Subs can work well too.

If you like PL CrimeFighter/Bowtie combo, the JC Crow/Bow setup works similar. As does AKA CityBlock/Ibeams (CityBeams). AKA Crossbrace when run as a set is kinda "in-between" the aforementioned setups.
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I never limit myself to running only one brand of tire. By mixing it up a little, you may find something you really like.
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I never limit myself to running only one brand of tire. By mixing it up a little, you may find something you really like.
X2 on that.

I have AKA, PL, HB, and J-Concepts in my bag. I think all companies do one thing or another well but none of them are a fix all IMO.
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Proline M3; AKA Soft and JC Blue are all real similar in overall grip.

Proline M4; AKA SuperSoft and JC Green are similar as well.

Aka and JC compounds both wear considerably better than PL.

PL Caliber - AKA CityBlock - JC Subcultures

PL Holeshot/Sniper - AKA Gridiron - JC DoubleDees (or) Sevens

PL Suburbs - AKA WishBone - JC Barcodes

PL CrimeFighter - AKA CrossBrace - JC Crowbar/Crossbow

JC Subcultures are a wild card though. They can work well from bluegroove to dry/hard/dusty (but not heavy loam). So when PL Holeshot/snipers/Calibers are working; the Subs can work well too.

If you like PL CrimeFighter/Bowtie combo, the JC Crow/Bow setup works similar. As does AKA CityBlock/Ibeams (CityBeams). AKA Crossbrace when run as a set is kinda "in-between" the aforementioned setups.
That is what I was looking for. I might try some Jconcepts and VP pro too.
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That is what I was looking for. I might try some Jconcepts and VP pro too.
VP Pro Axemen work well too, I left VP out of the linup.

Axemen/Bowties/Ibeams/Losi Eclipse are all vaguely similar; but Axemen are a little better all around because the pins are spaced a little tighter. More like JC Crossbows kinda.

TurboTrax...Holeshots/DD's/Sevens/Gridiron

Condor...fits into the PL Calibers; but the VP's are a chunk more agressive.

You can kinda look at the rest of the line and relate it back to what I mentioned above.
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I am trying to use nothing but AKA tires now as I use to always purchase proline, but the Proline seem to wear faster than AKA. Which tires do AKA have that would be equivalent to a Caliber?
No offence to anyone or any brand but a tyre that takes a very long period to wear also doesnt work .Its basic theory.
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No offence to anyone or any brand but a tyre that takes a very long period to wear also doesnt work .Its basic theory.
Seriously you think so. The Ibeams feel and wear pretty good to me when I used them. Raced them this past weekend in a very loamy track in a 5 min qualifier and 15min main using the soft compound and they hooked pretty well. Raced this same track like 4 months back with Bowties M2 compound and they showed wear after 3 5 min qualifiers. I guess the real track will be at the main track I always practice at most of the time to see how they do on dry clay.
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I prefer Proline about 99% of the time. They just feel more consistant and faster. But, I have began to try some of the Losi Tires. The Digits and Ultra Digits are very good as well. They also don't wear very much.
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vp pro tires work great i try stick with vp or proline aka's on a truggy just seem heavy buggy is a dif storry though. also tried a pair of sweep tires they worked good to.
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No offence to anyone or any brand but a tyre that takes a very long period to wear also doesnt work .Its basic theory.
Huh? Please Explain.
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Huh? Please Explain.
I was thinking the every samething.
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