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Old 10-23-2008, 01:05 PM   #1381
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I am not sure that the term "spec class" necessarily means low cost. As an example, if the spec class limits the cost of engines in order to keep the playing field level it will place more emphasis on having the right tire for the temperature and track conditions. Jspeed indicates that he takes 5 (count em, 5) compounds of tires to the track with him. I don't know what you guys are paying for tires, but I think they are about $80 a set. So if you do the math 5 x $80 = $400. Heck, that is more that we pay for the complete ready to run cars.

In my opinion, we would save more money with spec tires than anything else. And that might help the 401K.
I agree with the spec tire idea, put everybody on the same tires and keep the pull starter on the monster truck. I dont have a 5 shore budget but most of the competitive tires come in at about $60 a set.
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I agree with the spec tire idea, put everybody on the same tires and keep the pull starter on the monster truck. I dont have a 5 shore budget but most of the competitive tires come in at about $60 a set.
Like I said, you don't need 5 different shore tires once you know what will work best for a climate.

But, if your making the rules for Roar, who's getting this personal check to, in order to just buy the "GT Spec Tire National Contract"

Give the racers the freedom to wear they shoes they like.
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When is Hong Nor or Ofna going to release a PDF setup sheet for the DM-1 and DM-1 Spec?
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Like I said, you don't need 5 different shore tires once you know what will work best for a climate.

But, if your making the rules for Roar, who's getting this personal check to, in order to just buy the "GT Spec Tire National Contract"

Give the racers the freedom to wear they shoes they like.

UMM, seems like you want to keep harping on budget but want to open up the expense book on tires....
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Foam tires made by OFNA for the GT cars are now available.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:25 PM   #1386
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Like I said, you don't need 5 different shore tires once you know what will work best for a climate.

But, if your making the rules for Roar, who's getting this personal check to, in order to just buy the "GT Spec Tire National Contract"

Give the racers the freedom to wear they shoes they like.
How about the shoes that come on the car! Mine work well. (visuallize a bunch of cartoon heads)
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Give the racers the freedom to wear they shoes they like.
So what's the big deal about racers having the freedom to run non pull start engines?
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I am not sure that the term "spec class" necessarily means low cost.......
Most would argue the term "Racing" does not necessarily mean Low Cost at any level

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In my opinion, we would save more money with spec tires than anything else.....
Even if there was one tire designated as the tire, racers would buy new sets before they run off to some big race. How will you equalize competition (thats really what your trying to do with spec tires) between racers with Brand New spec tires, and the racer who has several events on his spec tires? You cant.

Do you plan to spec the fuel? Depending on Nitro %, they all cost different.

Everyone agrees there needs to be a competitive and low cost point of entry for racers. Budget, Spec, and Open Classes all run on cubic dollars. Just look around at the cars of people standing on a soapbox wanting spec racing. Most have already spent an extra $75 on shock towers, $100 on option shocks, etc etc
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Foam tires made by OFNA for the GT cars are now available.
Are these the tires you are talking about?

Product ID: PMT20IGT
PMT I/8 IGT 20 SHORE RUBBER TYRES
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Are these the tires you are talking about?

Product ID: PMT20IGT
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No, the part #'s are 82032 and 82033 on this page, click here: http://www.ofna.com/tires-onroad.html
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No, the part #'s are 82032 and 82033 on this page, click here: http://www.ofna.com/tires-onroad.html
Do you stock them and will you be at the Paris Race?
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Do you stock them and will you be at the Paris Race?
Yes, I do stock the tires.
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How about Kronos do you have any in stock 10 & 20 Shore? I need two sets of each.
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How about Kronos do you have any in stock 10 & 20 Shore? I need two sets of each.
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You get a major difference in response time, extended travel with your servos and more tunability, just by upgrading to an inexpensive DSM system like DX2 or FAAST. They are under $200. You will notice them the most if you are using good digital servos with properly adjusted endpoints.

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