R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
Tech Elite
 
maskedrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MP9 is here ...stay tune !
Posts: 2,035
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default 1/8 Off Road Tires Discussion

knowing that there are many tires brands in the market and there are individual Tires brand thread talking about it

like to make it in one place to discuss and share all about all brand, newer release brand, and the performance which you had try before

As a none Pro racer or rather then just race in club event like me, this will able to know help others to understand more about the tires choice

honestly, I wouldn't be able to stand by all different kinds of tires choice during a race as this involve in huge cost as i think other may agree with me

share with your experience like:

what are the most common tires now in the race track

what are the latest model in the track now

what are the tires that you are using now

__________________
Kyosho- OS engine- AVID bearing- Blue thunder fuel- Proline- RC dynamite- Sanwa- RC Art

Last edited by maskedrider; 05-13-2011 at 06:55 PM. Reason: adding words
maskedrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 12:59 AM   #2
Tech Regular
 
JoeGuam's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Japan, US Military
Posts: 399
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Most people run tires based on what LHS have on shelves nearest to the track.

Some tire choice are influenced by company affiliation. IE Mugen is connected with Proline, so a Mugen race track is probably the only tire that is allowed.

Recently at the Buggy World's, Cody King's choice of tire wasn't proline so based on who and what they run can influence brand choice of racers.

I run Proline's because Japan's buggy track only allows proline. As for choice of tires, my choice is dictated on the track surface condition and temperature (compound).
__________________
MBX6T AB MOD OS.25; AB MOD Picco 28
FLM EXT LCG SAVAGE AB & ERCM Picco .28
HPI BAJA OBR 30.5 AND OBR 57CC TWIN
www.abmods.com
JoeGuam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 01:07 AM   #3
Tech Elite
 
maskedrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MP9 is here ...stay tune !
Posts: 2,035
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

perhap can share the different between the tires you had tired before
what are the general feedback on different track condition
example like Sniper is it quite like the same as like one of the model from AKA?
__________________
Kyosho- OS engine- AVID bearing- Blue thunder fuel- Proline- RC dynamite- Sanwa- RC Art
maskedrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 02:36 AM   #4
Tech Regular
 
JoeGuam's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Japan, US Military
Posts: 399
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

High traction, cold surface(70 below F), smooth, open, fast, tight and technical track.
Truggy: M3 Hole Shot and/or sand down the pins making the tire a slick.
Buggy: M4 Inside Jobs with AKA soft Red Foams.

Dusty track, cold surface(70 below), smooth, open, fast, tight and technical track
Truggy: M3 Hole Shot
Buggy: M4 Inside Jobs or M4 Snipers

Loose track "", "", "",""

Truggy
Cold: M3 Calibers
75+F surface: M3-M2 Calibers

Buggy
Cold: M4 Calibers
75+ F surface: M3 or M2 Calibers

I try to use the softest compound I can without wearing it out in a full race day. These are what I use.
__________________
MBX6T AB MOD OS.25; AB MOD Picco 28
FLM EXT LCG SAVAGE AB & ERCM Picco .28
HPI BAJA OBR 30.5 AND OBR 57CC TWIN
www.abmods.com
JoeGuam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 04:34 AM   #5
Tech Elite
 
Wenbiao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,849
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maskedrider View Post
knowing that there are many tires brands in the market

what are the most common tires now in the race track

what are the latest model in the track now

what are the tires that you are using now

什么轮胎您使用取决于卡车条件,并且卡车的种类您赛跑,天气情况和温度为天,相信您很好明白的 此
__________________
World Peace
Wenbiao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 06:54 AM   #6
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 3,644
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maskedrider View Post
knowing that there are many tires brands in the market

what are the most common tires now in the race track

what are the latest model in the track now

what are the tires that you are using now

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.
__________________
TLR - Spektrum - Horizon - TLR 8ight 4.0 - TLR 8ight-T 4.0 - TLR 22 4.0 - Orion
token is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 12:54 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
jmaxey51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 3,917
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

its mostly AKA, Pro-Line or Jconcepts are the big three and HotBodies or VP Pro are closs behind around here.

i have been using Duratrax Performance tires lately and surprisingly i havent had any traction issues, im not having to switch tires every qual either, its just nice not having to worry about your tire choice.
__________________
Jonathan Maxey - Mugen Seiki USA, Alpha-Plus Engines, O'donnell Fuel Team, Sweep Racing USA, M2C Racing, Airtronics, TritonRC.com, RC Renew, 4C Hobby Supply
Mugen MBX7 / Alpha-Plus Engine / Airtronics M11x
Mugen MBX6T / Alpha-Plus Engine / Airtronics M11x
Mugen MBX7 Eco / LRP / Airtronics M11x

Last edited by jmaxey51; 05-13-2011 at 04:02 PM.
jmaxey51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 01:29 PM   #8
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 3,644
Default

I forgot about jconcepts...... They popular here to.
__________________
TLR - Spektrum - Horizon - TLR 8ight 4.0 - TLR 8ight-T 4.0 - TLR 22 4.0 - Orion
token is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 01:43 PM   #9
Tech Regular
 
Lilja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 402
Default

Just get what you can get localy. Things like fuel and tires are things youre gonna need alot of and its probably best if you can then just go buy it at your local shop cause shipping takes valuable time.
I used to run Proline but just started trying out AKA since they sell them at my hometrack. Ive also tried Jconcepts alittle bit but I wasnt too happy with the performance compared to Proline.
__________________
Serpent S811 Novarossi Plus-4 BTT Futaba BLS451/452
Serpent S811T OS 25XZ Futaba BLS351/352
Serpent 966 Futaba 9451x2
TLR 22 Toro 9.0kv Futaba BLS451
Futaba 4PK
Lilja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 05:02 PM   #10
Tech Elite
 
maskedrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MP9 is here ...stay tune !
Posts: 2,035
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

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
__________________
Kyosho- OS engine- AVID bearing- Blue thunder fuel- Proline- RC dynamite- Sanwa- RC Art
maskedrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 05:23 PM   #11
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 654
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

If it works, it works. Don't matter how old the tread design it it depends on how well it performs.
one8updragracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 05:24 PM   #12
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,850
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeGuam View Post
Most people run tires based on what LHS have on shelves nearest to the track.

Some tire choice are influenced by company affiliation. IE Mugen is connected with Proline, so a Mugen race track is probably the only tire that is allowed.

Recently at the Buggy World's, Cody King's choice of tire wasn't proline so based on who and what they run can influence brand choice of racers.

I run Proline's because Japan's buggy track only allows proline. As for choice of tires, my choice is dictated on the track surface condition and temperature (compound).
Wow, a track that only allows one brand of tire to be used? That's the lamest thing I ever heard of. If a track tried that bs here in the States, they wouldn't be in business very long.
__________________
Serpent SRX8 electric
Serpent Cobra 811TE-E
Serpent S120LTR 17.5 1/12th and S100LTR Pro-10
Serpent S411 Eryx 4.0 USGT
Team Serpent America and Desoto Racing
Stealth_RT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 05:26 PM   #13
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,850
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maskedrider View Post
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
Not every track is a hard packed concrete-like blue groove track. Some actually have loose or even loamy surfaces! A larger lug like the I beam is just the ticket then.
__________________
Serpent SRX8 electric
Serpent Cobra 811TE-E
Serpent S120LTR 17.5 1/12th and S100LTR Pro-10
Serpent S411 Eryx 4.0 USGT
Team Serpent America and Desoto Racing
Stealth_RT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 05:53 PM   #14
Tech Regular
 
JoeGuam's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Japan, US Military
Posts: 399
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stealth_RT View Post
Wow, a track that only allows one brand of tire to be used? That's the lamest thing I ever heard of. If a track tried that bs here in the States, they wouldn't be in business very long.
Rules are the rules, I guess you can call it sanctioning. The Futaba Buggy Track, Japan National track, is one of the top rated track in the world with many of the world experts drivers. No one seems to mind the rules which only allows Proline and neither do I. The Futaba Buggy Track has and will continue to be operated for a long time. Plus if you allow any tire on the track, more likey the grounds become garbage.
__________________
MBX6T AB MOD OS.25; AB MOD Picco 28
FLM EXT LCG SAVAGE AB & ERCM Picco .28
HPI BAJA OBR 30.5 AND OBR 57CC TWIN
www.abmods.com
JoeGuam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 06:29 PM   #15
Tech Elite
 
maskedrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MP9 is here ...stay tune !
Posts: 2,035
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by one8updragracer View Post
If it works, it works. Don't matter how old the tread design it it depends on how well it performs.
Agree to your sharing
__________________
Kyosho- OS engine- AVID bearing- Blue thunder fuel- Proline- RC dynamite- Sanwa- RC Art
maskedrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1/8 scale off-road Electrics adrictan Singapore R/C Racers 6612 06-12-2012 05:02 PM
DIRT WERX R/C Off Road Decatur, IL... summer 10' Thread. OWTKAST cpt Wisconsin & Illinois Racing 339 03-25-2012 05:41 PM
ROAR 2008 Region 5 Electric Off-Road Championships REVO-Beat-U Electric Off-Road 229 10-18-2008 02:10 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 03:11 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net