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Old 05-13-2011, 06:35 PM   #16
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Any body try other brand like sweep, hpi?
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Any body try other brand like sweep, hpi?
Sweeps are great and are for a good price. they last a good while, and work on almost everything. i stopped using them because they were a little hard for me to get.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #18
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Sweeps are great and are for a good price. they last a good while, and work on almost everything. i stopped using them because they were a little hard for me to get.
what tread pattern you had tried before?
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Any body try other brand like sweep, hpi?
I had used sweep Exatagon(med) but it quite hard compare w/proline M2. Will be trying Soft n S/Soft.....It good n cheap.....
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The 2 most popular brands would be Proline and AKA. Both are excellent tires. For Proline Calibers, Snipers, Revolver, Holeshots are popular with racers. Aka - Impact, Cityblocks or Gridirons. I know Im leaving something out. Tires really depend on the track surface, track temp.
http://images.amainhobbies.com/image...re%20Chart.jpg

I think proline have a chart to.

I run AKA City Blocks on the truck and Proline on the buggy. Specific tire depends on track conditions.
Look at the chart and seems like I beam able to use on most track condition
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I had used sweep Exatagon(med) but it quite hard compare w/proline M2. Will be trying Soft n S/Soft.....It good n cheap.....
I oso hv SWEEP Exagon & Square Armor, sponsored by 1 of our top driver here Dave Hai Hai Chan. No idea where the other guy got the other model Exatagon leh. The tires leh...... yet 2 try, maybe next week race I'll use them 2 beat u ???
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AKA I beam? Seems like this tires classified as old model as it has been in the market for more then 2 years from now
proline crimefighters are still a competitive tread it is been over a decade since they came out.

the tire that works? you look at the cars tires that won or ran fast laps at your local track. simple decision really.

that spec tire/brand thing done at the futaba track is just trying to level the playing field I think. spec tire events for 1/8th nitro is the future of the sport, like it or not. The tire wars we have right now can only burn for so long.
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i have looked at my tire box over the last few years and what there tons and tons of aka stuff.

so this year i plan to run noting but aka.
buggy
super soft
gridiorns
impacts
cityblocks
soft
gridiorns
impacts
cityblocks
truggy
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cityblocks
soft
cityblocks
gridiorns

i also keep one set of ibeams for buggy in my box ready because there my trust fav tire even on a groved track
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:55 PM   #24
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proline crimefighters are still a competitive tread it is been over a decade since they came out.

the tire that works? you look at the cars tires that won or ran fast laps at your local track. simple decision really.

that spec tire/brand thing done at the futaba track is just trying to level the playing field I think. spec tire events for 1/8th nitro is the future of the sport, like it or not. The tire wars we have right now can only burn for so long.
You got the point there but unfortunate my local race track always change the layout in every each race and we only know during race day itself
Sometimes can be large flow lay out or super tight technical layout
So it will difficult to see what the Pro using
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do 1/8 buggy tire/wheels need to be balanced?
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what tread pattern you had tried before?
EXPs, and dirt effects, i think thats what they were called. ran a few sets of them and always worked
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You got the point there but unfortunate my local race track always change the layout in every each race and we only know during race day itself
Sometimes can be large flow lay out or super tight technical layout
So it will difficult to see what the Pro using
Do they change the dirt too? Cause the same tire will work whether it's tight or open.

Whenever I am at a strange track I just study tires, keep note of what a driver has on and watch them practice/race. Does not have to be a "pro" driver either. Even the slow guys can tell you(even more so) whether a style of tire is working or not by just watching their car on the track. If I notice a car out on the track that looks "hooked up" no matter the driver then I will track him down just to check what tires, ask questions if possible. Even if I don't have the tires to use I keep note of the conditions and what not for future reference.

Saying that I am pretty much an AKA guy. 90% of the time my situation is covered with these:

Crossbrace med, this tire is what I will start with if I know nothing of the track.

Cityblock soft & med
Gridiron soft & supersoft
Impacts? Little time on these but feel they will be a default choice.
Hot bodies pink megabites. These work when Grids don't

And some proline knuckles, cause you never know. When the track is a tire eater these are the shitz. The bonus is that you really screw with peoples heads when you race with them.
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Unfortunately our LSH don't keep any AKA tires
Proline, HPi, sweep are the commons here
Which is similar to I beam?
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Unfortunately our LSH don't keep any AKA tires
Proline, HPi, sweep are the commons here
Which is similar to I beam?
Our LHS @ turf gt quite a few type of AKA w/closed cell insert....U must open ur eyes wider.....
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Our LHS @ turf gt quite a few type of AKA w/closed cell insert....U must open ur eyes wider.....

Didn't know tuft have one of the secret weapon in store
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