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Old 12-08-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Proline premounts...

I recenty got two pairs of proline caliber tires one set had the closed cell blue foams and the other set had the old gray foams...
this is bad in itself...

but the 2 tires with the blue foams felt really different one was nearly as soft as the grey foams and the other was just as hard as Aka foams...
I'm not anal but I can imagine this will upset my cars handling in many ways.

So my question is:
-has proline made the transition to blue foams in their premounts?
If so, have they done this for all the premounts or only the most used ones (caliber, revolver, holeshot)?

-has anyone ordered bow tie premounts from Amain recently? which foams did they come with?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:59 PM   #2
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:10 PM   #3
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I believe proline has made the transition with all their tires but it depends what the hobby shops and distributors have it stock obviosuly there's 100's of pairs that are kept in stock at both horizon and GP so it's simply a matter of grabbing tires off the shelf the part numbers never changed so the grey's and blue's would be in the same spot and their stock people will just grab them and ship they don't look at the insert and when ordering you can't specify.
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I would call Proline. But this is the reason i stopped using proline, there foams are way too inconsistent
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Buy AKA pre-mounts and be done with it. Superior foam and tire with longer wear life IMHO. And yes, different foam consistencies on your ride will make a difference in handling, i.e. different foam stiffness up front vs. rear or right vs. left. Tires/foams are 95% of a good handling car.
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I like AKA premounts, but sometimes the pro-line tires just work the best. I run the calibers sometimes and the revolver too. It depends on the track and conditions. Other times I like I Beams all day long....Or later on in the day...

On tires that wear out faster, like revolvers, who cares if the foam degrades faster...

I had the same thing happen in J Concepts tires. I'm sure it happens sometimes, but yes pro line could use some help in the foam dept.....
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It sucks when you drop $60 to $80 for a set of tires and they don't match.

I also went to AKA because they are so consistant from batch to batch, and you get the closed cell foams with the tires. The bonus is the foams last through several sets of tires.

You shouldn't have to buy a set of tires, then buy a set of foams because the stock ones are garbage.
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How are you guys finding the balance of the AKA's? The ones I have purchased have required a lot of weight to get them in balance - both buggy and truggy.
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thanks for all the feedback guys!
I have to agree with Meredith6, aka doesn't have anything in their line up that can replace the caliber imo also, i feel the larger footprint of the older Aka tires make my car really twitchy in really high grip conditions which is wy i'm looking into some bow ties.
I no longer use revolvers they have been replaced by Enduros now
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I will try the Enduro tires. I was waiting for the premounts. How lazy can I get....

Thanks for the tip...
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How are you guys finding the balance of the AKA's? The ones I have purchased have required a lot of weight to get them in balance - both buggy and truggy.
I have 3 sets of AKA premounts for truggy.........no weight needed.......they were all that close.
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