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Old 01-22-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Hey was wandering if anybody was using duratax tyres? How do they hold up compared to proline or aka's? Thanks
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I ran the Duratrax Shotguns this weekend and was very impressed! I wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly suprised. The foams were softer than the aka and harder than the proline molded. I will definetly try the lineups and posse's next.
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Are these just Louies Tires but rebadged?
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:15 AM   #4
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Don't know but I ran some shoguns... or shotguns.. whatever. They were seriously hooked up. TOO much. My buggy would no longer rotate (damp track). I ran them for practice on the same track all dried out and they were sooooooo good. The traction is similar to M3 with M2+ wear. good stuff.

I will say that they really sucked in a main as the track transitioned from wet to dry. They sucked then. Otherwise a fine fine hoop.
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I ran a set of Truggy X-Cons a while back. My local track is usually hard pack and damp, but it hadn't been groomed in a while, and there was a ton of loose fluff (about 3/4" thick). They had a ton of forward bite, but not a ton of side bite. The traction was similar to an I-Beam, or Crimefighter. I ran them for about 20 laps....VERY little wear on the tread blocks. I really won't use them a ton, since rarely will I get on loamy tracks. I'm thinking about trying a set of Posse's. They're more of a small pin kind of tire.

The only thing I didn't care for was that the tire felt loose on the foam, like either the foam was too small, or the tire was too big. I don't know if this particular set was an anomaly, or if that's normal. Maybe someone else can chime in on what they've found.
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I have tried several different Duratrax buggy tires over the last 3 months, but the winter here in MI forces me to run indoor only and the curent C2 compound is a little on the hard side (like M2) to run indoors, but they still hooked up pretty decent and I am certain that they will work excellent when the outdoor season starts. The C3 compound (Soft) should be available in the next few weeks and I can't wait to try those! The selection of the different tires is great and should facilitate most surfaces! Even though the current Duratrax wheels are not top notch yet, they are working on improving them and these should also be available within a few weeks! If you have not tried these tires yet, you should get some and you will be impressed. I know that Duratrax has a bad name in the racing world, but they have been releasing several nice products lately and the tires are for sure one of those products! From the pin-layout to the inserts to the packaging, Duratrax did their homework!
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My old duratrax charger was my favorite ever.....finally bit the dust after years of charging...

The x cons and the shotguns look great...I havent tried them yet...I ill wait for the 3 compound and the updated rims....I suspected the rims may be a bit cheesy the first go round....

but still looks like great tires....softer compound is a must...
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whats the pricing like on these?
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whats the pricing like on these?
Buggy: $16.99 for just the tires /w inserts. $24.99 for pre-mounted
(http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...F8+buggy+tires)

Truggy: $25.99 for just the tires /w inserts. $34.99 for pre-mounted
(http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...IRES&search=Go)
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I would do Proline tires Hands Down!
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