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Old 05-16-2011, 11:20 PM   #6091
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What tires would you guys recommend? I'm looking for all-rounders with good grip that will last, for parking lots, but also the track.. Here in Germany everybody says PMT are the best...


How, for ex., are the SP SP185 tires? I can get those locally and cheap... Want something better though...(I think I actually have them, but under the Graupner name..) They are the best I've had so far, but they aren't great - or at least weren't on the rough and pebbly public track(where kids actually roller-blade when cars aren't running..) I was on last weekend.. Here recently I have seen tires from GreenRC and Fastrax, ATS etc, popping up, but to be honest I suspect most of them are identical and rebranded..
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:36 AM   #6092
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Hersavage,

At the risk of starting yet another one of those wonderful 7 page wars on who’s tires really work the best, please think about the following:

It is physically impossible for any single tire to perform equally well on all smooth, clean, sandy, dirty, rocky or abrasive surfaces; regardless of rubber make-up, shore hardness and tread surface. Lets not even add the effects of different surface temps or non-stop run time into the conversation, yet.

Asking for a “one size fits all" tire, for so running on many different surface environments, is only asking to be mislead into tire choice that offers a poor compromise and doesn’t perform well on any of them.

Realistically, you should just try to consider tire sets for the different surface conditions you'll encounter, your car and pocket will thank you in the end.

Good luck to you, all the best!
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:40 AM   #6093
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ok, then what for this dirty public track?
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:52 AM   #6094
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ok, then what for this dirty public track?
Well, how public is the track?

When you're running, is there a group you run with or a track club?

If you're running do kids throw dirt on it while you're driving on it?

Its amazing how much more fun it is to drive your car on a cleaned surface.

Can it be cleaned a little?

You know dirt & pebbles love to eat gears, correct?

There's a lot you might be able to do to improve your public track with a little clean-up if you can get a few guys to help.
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:04 AM   #6095
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Easier said than done. It's literally just a paved track in a big park. 5th scale gassers, MT's running offroad and on(thus dragging grass and dirt onto the track) rollerblading kids, etc. Still, a great place to run. Five minutes away, and FREE. The local club track costs ten bucks a day, and is closed half the time.. So, I got what I got, and have to make do with it..
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:29 AM   #6096
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I hear you about the work involved to clean the track.

No matter what set-up changes you make, it doubtful you'll see much of a difference if the surface is filthy.

If it were me I'd save all the fuel, wear & tear, time, money and just pay the $10 bucks to run on a nice track all day or get a couple brooms & guys to help clean off the free track when you're gonna spend the day on it.

Rocks & pebbles crack gears, eat plastic spurs and sand kills bearings.

Good Luck, have fun
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+1

I'd also go the private track, run a little less but with quality. That will save your tires, too, and you'll really benefit from them --> driving will be enjoyable & close(r) to real racing

But if you decide to go to public track then GRP soft or extra soft is a good choice, it takes some time warm up but it provide a relatively good traction and last quite long in such conditions you described. I haven't run PMT, it may be ok, too. Propably guys over there know it best. Anyway, take something you will have good access to, you will need them a lot.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:42 AM   #6098
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Stock servo saver spring works fine it you tighten it all the way up. kyosho has a harder spring that will work KYOIFW338 but the whole set does not fit the GT2 only the spring its kinda pricey just to use only the spring out of this servo saver set it around $28 bucks.
Thanks Dash, will look into that. It's pretty pricey for just a spring!
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:00 AM   #6099
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Dunno about that...

Car goes "crash", servo goes "boom" and money goes "flush"
Heavy spring is cheap insurance for those that need it.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:54 AM   #6100
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:59 AM   #6101
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very cool.. thanks for sharing... any set up advice is good to see too...
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Cool video! Looking forward to running there. How long is the straight?
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Cool video! Looking forward to running there. How long is the straight?
the stright is 185' turn to turn
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Thanks for the video/
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