Originally posted by HarKonnenD
Not talking about preference. Just saying wearing depends on surface bite, shore rating, car setup, etc. I just been driving with foams for 3 years and even still have some that haven't worn down much at all. Even with running on my electric with 11X2 Mod motor on one of the most filthy streets. I won't go back to ANY kind of rubbers unless I try this one way front and solid rear axle. If my slicks works well with setup and something else then maybe I'll try something else. Otherwise, forget about it.
Yeah I shouldnt have been so general. I was going to give the lengthy version.
But yeah so many tires , so many hardness. One tire to the next might not even be the same but have the same rating.
Some rubber tires wear terrible, some are good. Ive tried yokomo,hpi,schumachers,ellegi. They all were quite a bit different in wear and durability. But this was also years ago, who knows what they have now.
But I think I agree on the R40. The foam will probably last longer no matter what.
As I said above the time I tried my r40 on rubbers Its just spinning the entire time and that was probably wearing them really fast, due to the fact they dont get to roll and grip....they just spin.
While with a foam tire you can keep from spinning and allow the tire to just roll and grip.
But on my racer2 the rubbers can last quite awhile. So long in fact that I used one pair for bashing for a good 2 years. Now I didnt bash every weekend. But when I wanted to run outside for a good 30-60mins. They didnt get worn down that fast at all.
Also ask the old HPI owners this question years ago on the rs4-2's and 3's. They all loved the foam tires but always said they wore faster.
Oh well, guess theres too many factors for me to generalize with this.