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Old 01-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Yea, i have known for a while AKA had these ready to go. Well, they are finally being tested. No idea when they will be available.









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For those of us that don't keep up with ROAR truggy wheel/tire details, care to elaborate?
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For those of us that don't keep up with ROAR truggy wheel/tire details, care to elaborate?
in 2009 Proline came out with the VTR, a truggy wheel with a buggy style mounting bead. ROAR's rule made them illegal because of inner diameter of the tire was 4" while the rule only allowed for a inner diameter of 3.75". removing the tongue from an older truggy wheel to make the tire mount like a buggy, it made the truggy tire illegal to use on ROAR events.

this summer, Jconcepts made their version of the VTR which was dubbed illegal at the ROAR nats in june of 2011. AKA, said they were waiting for a rule change before they would bring out new tire designs, and now the rule is changed. There are other benefits to the rule change like lighter tires for less rotation mass, and better turning.
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Somebody has been on Mark's fb page.
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Bout time........... Funny thing, I know heck of racers that ran the bigger wheels all year long at EVERY race. So I wonder how much that one ROAR race effective business....
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in 2009 Proline came out with the VTR, a truggy wheel with a buggy style mounting bead. ROAR's rule made them illegal because of inner diameter of the tire was 4" while the rule only allowed for a inner diameter of 3.75". removing the tongue from an older truggy wheel to make the tire mount like a buggy, it made the truggy tire illegal to use on ROAR events.

this summer, Jconcepts made their version of the VTR which was dubbed illegal at the ROAR nats in june of 2011. AKA, said they were waiting for a rule change before they would bring out new tire designs, and now the rule is changed. There are other benefits to the rule change like lighter tires for less rotation mass, and better turning.
ah makes sense, thanks!
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Yup, but it also on Neo buggy too. I have been involved with this fight for a long time, to the point i got called an A-hole by the previous ROAR president.
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Neo said they are due out mid february, prior to Nitro Challenge.
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Glad to see this, because I hate mounting truggy tires on the old style bead. Much easier with the truggy bead..

But it also means there will be a whole bunch of AKA Truggy tires for sale cheap now.. LOL
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truggy impacts....
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elaborated more on the new truggy line on the AKA thread
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Anyone know where the new truggy tire/wheel rules are at? The most recent news I could find on ROAR's website related to the class is a 2010 rule book and also them considering body rules from 2010.
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So new rim with insert design, red insert an option or will it be standard ?
Also was that a new looking Gridiron pattern, my eyes decieving me... lugs closer spaced ??

All Buggy treads going to be available for Truggy now too ??

And if only a few then what treads ??
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So new rim with insert design, red insert an option or will it be standard ?
Standard, same phase out as the buggy line

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Also was that a new looking Gridiron pattern, my eyes decieving me... lugs closer spaced ??
YES, more dense.

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All Buggy treads going to be available for Truggy now too ??
For now; Grids, c.block, i-beam, and the new impacts only.

I linked the AKA thread a few post above where I explained a little more of the changes. I just felt the information should stay on that thread.
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Thanks for your response, appreciated.

Yep I understand keeping it in one area, I'll go check it out.

Again, Cheers.
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