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Old 08-24-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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Crimes are the go to truggy tire at our track. Sling the wet stuff, hold their grip as it dries, hook when it turns to dust. This chain of events happens during any heat race as well as the main.

What is the current acceptable replacement for our beloved Crimes? Some have gone to the Hot Bodies Blocks.

I have run Bowties, Calibers, Exagons, Cityblocks, with some success, but nothing compares to the Crimes.

I need a modern, 'balancable ', alternative tire.

Our surface is very friendly, tire wear is minimal, as such we run soft compounds as a rule.
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well since its hard to find truggy bowties i whould say aka i-beams soft similar to crimefighters ive used them on various condtions and work great !

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well since its hard to find truggy bowties i whould say aka i-beams soft similar to crimefighters ive used them on various condtions and work great !

i like bowties but there hard as hell to find for truggy now.
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I'm runnig either cityblock, caliber or grid iron. I usually go with caliber as it is a more versatile tire but every track has it's go to tire. What's the surface like?
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I dont know if you can get aka impacts for a truggy but my track does all the changes mentioned above and I run them on my buggy with great success.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #6
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AKA IBeams and Cityblocks seem to work at every outdoor track. They may not be absolute best at every track, but they seem to be good enough 99% of the time. They are my must have tire in the pit box if I don't know what the super secret tire tread/compound is at a particular track.

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JC Crosshairs are a great alternative to Crimefighters. I just picked up a set of, ahem, Duratrax X-Cons, and I really like what I see so far, can't wait to try them..they are perfectly balanced, and slightly taller than a City Block or Bowtie:



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The replacement tire that is closest would be the panther gator.


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Crimes are the go to truggy tire at our track. Sling the wet stuff, hold their grip as it dries, hook when it turns to dust. This chain of events happens during any heat race as well as the main.

What is the current acceptable replacement for our beloved Crimes? Some have gone to the Hot Bodies Blocks.

I have run Bowties, Calibers, Exagons, Cityblocks, with some success, but nothing compares to the Crimes.

I need a modern, 'balancable ', alternative tire.

Our surface is very friendly, tire wear is minimal, as such we run soft compounds as a rule.
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I had the same problem, I miss the CrimeFighter and the Bowtie for truggy.

In fact, I'd like to have a mix of both just like the Bow-Fighter for SC trucks.

I've asked PL if they can make the Bow-Fighter for buggy and truggy

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You might like the VP Pro Cutoffs. They're kind of a cross between bowties and crimefighters, with a better compound. I would suggest using PL or AKA foams, but stick with the VP tires and wheels.

I dont run truggy anymore, but when I did I stuck with cutoffs for most tracks, and turbo trax for when it grooves up. Went from proline to VP, tried AKA, but just didnt like the "feel." Cant explain it... was just a preference thing. Really wish they'd make an axeman tread in truggy w/ the new buggy foam compound, but I digress...
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I have some Bowties that I'd sell if anyone is interested. They came stock on my Jammin truggy. I ran'em for a bit, but are still in good shape. They are on half offset rims. I was in the process of pulling them off to put on zero offset rims. I do this by leaving them above the acetone to get the glue soft. PM me if you'd like pics or want to work something out.
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Check out Hot Bodies Blocks. They are a dead ringer for Crimefighters. Apparently they last longer too.
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The replacement tire that is closest would be the panther gator.
Your exactly right. I actually like the gators a lil better than the cfs.
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After running the X-Cons at our facility, I can say with confidence that they will be my main tire next season, they last longer than anything I've tried, and are all perfectly balanced so far! Homerun.
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