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Old 12-20-2010, 12:35 PM   #31
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This is why I love indoor racing in the winter. My indoor tires last several races before they need replacing. The rims usually go before the rubber.

Tires are prohibitively expensive. I actually wouldn't mind the cost of the rubber so much if we also didn't have to buy the rims too. Someone needs to come out with a legitimate bead lock type rim that can be used for racing.
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2 gallons of acetone in a 5 gallon bucket will last forever if you keep the lid on it and cut the foam out first. Will take 4 truggy tires off in 48 hours. Just submerge the tires and wheels and walk away and come back another day. Rubber falls right off. Been using my 2 gallons for a few years, it's about $17 a gallon right now at walmart/lowe's. Keep the lid on, it evaporates if not.
Hmm. So totally submerge them? I was reading just let them sit above and let the vapors work. But I guess if you cut the foam out it don't matter
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:43 PM   #33
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...d-Tires-Only-2

i just get whats on sale..

i sink half of the wheel.. a day later pull the fomes out (AKA foams dont seem to mind) then i soak the other side..

vapors did not seem to do much for me...
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...d-Tires-Only-2

i just get whats on sale..

i sink half of the wheel.. a day later pull the fomes out (AKA foams dont seem to mind) then i soak the other side..

vapors did not seem to do much for me...
how good are "hard " compound though? JC has sevens and crosshairs in blue or yellow buy one set get one set free for 19.00
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Yes truggy tires are expensive but here they last many races before I need to replace them. All our tracks surface are loose so tires wear is not really an issue.

I my case, it costs me less in tires to run 1/8 than than running 1/10 2wd trucks and buggies where a set of pin tires only lasts few races.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:02 PM   #36
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8th buggy or truggy is expensive.
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Yes truggy tires are expensive but here they last many races before I need to replace them. All our tracks surface are loose so tires wear is not really an issue.

I my case, it costs me less in tires to run 1/8 than than running 1/10 2wd trucks and buggies where a set of pin tires only lasts few races.



+1, i have to agree with you on that point about 1/10 tires when i ran electric mod truck i used soft holeshots man they are a waste of money because they dont last long at all.


but 1/8 small pin tires defietly last longer than 1/10 small pin tires.
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how good are "hard " compound though? JC has sevens and crosshairs in blue or yellow buy one set get one set free for 19.00
for the most part i run on loose dusty surface... so im not too sure how much the compounds come into play... if and when we have a nice clay track it might come into effect.
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oooohhh this is cheap.. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXWVY3&P=SM

edit.. i just ordered the last 3 sets they had for 9.6X each...
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for the most part i run on loose dusty surface... so im not too sure how much the compounds come into play... if and when we have a nice clay track it might come into effect.


Loose....dusty......I think not.
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I just cleaned up at that BOGO jconcepts sale for double dee's. Using your old AKA rims and foams, you can run a new set of soft double dee's (JC's version of Holeshots) for $16. You can find some good deals out there...

Also there are some excellent wearing tires that work good in truggy. JC Crosshairs and AKA i-beams seem to work good for me even at 30% tread. Others are not so good, for example I don't like Cityblocks once the top pin is gone, so Cityblocks don't seem to last me any longer than Holeshots.

On acetone, as already stated - 1 gal, bucket (that seals!), cut the tire down the middle, take out the foam, then cut the rest of the tire off the rim as much as possible (leaving just the bead), drop them in the bucket, 24hrs take out your new (old) truggy wheels. I would strongly recommend not putting the foams in acetone, I know for sure it will ruin "normal" foams, not sure about AKA but there's no reason to find out. Best case is your foams will be a gooey smelly mess...which sucks.

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for the most part i run on loose dusty surface... so im not too sure how much the compounds come into play... if and when we have a nice clay track it might come into effect.
I think hard compounds work better on the dust.

It's dusty becuase it's hot out. So SS is out, and S seems to just lets it's spikes fold over too easy.

But medium and hard seem to stay sharper and dig through the dust better. or maybe I'm more consitant with less grip?

I keep a set of M and H I-beams and M Gridirons for dust.
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Sweep racing.

(buggy)$45 for a set of 4 mounted, and they are actually really good. I been running a set of blue battle stars for a few months now, dialed.

Truggy tires are supposed to be coming soon.

only complaint is i wish shipping/processing was a lil faster.
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