R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-13-2004, 07:23 PM   #1
Tech Adept
Pitstops's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Aurora, Co
Posts: 185
Default Question about tire widths and setup.

I have a question that seems to have the people at some of the L H shops,

I typically run 26mm 40 shore fronts and 30mm 35 shore rears.

but I found a killer deal on some great practice tires. TRC tires on close out for $6.00 a pair, but they are all 26 mm front or rear.

my question is if I run 26mm rear do I need to go with a harder, softer or stay the same on the shore and if I need to change, up or down what shore should I try.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions.

Pitstops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2004, 07:53 PM   #2
Tech Elite
AMGRacer's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 3,939

The 26mm have less grip than the 30mm so you will need to try and increase rear grip to compensate. The actual amount you lose will depend on the grip of your track surface. Hard to make a call without testing.
AMGRacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2004, 09:13 AM   #3
Tech Master
Jamie Corrado's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: >New York<
Posts: 1,411
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)

Be shore that they are not the Front/Rear version of TRC tires as you will definitely ave some traction issue. Try to stay with a front specific tire and a rear specific tire because they usually are made of different foam densities and that does matter. Also I've learned that some deals are to good to be true. Find out what the shelf life is on these tires because you would not want to run dry old tires. I learned the hard way!
Jamie Corrado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2004, 08:48 PM   #4
Tech Adept
Pitstops's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Aurora, Co
Posts: 185

I did notice that I have to be cautious of the front/rear thing, though I did figure for what I am paying for them it really doesn't matter at $3.00 a pair espically since I will only use these as practice tires. My race tires I will still run my standard ellegi or fast tyre sets. I also have the ability to put my hands on them to make sure they are not dry rotting.

Thanks for the input and I will buy accordingly.

Pitstops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2004, 04:01 PM   #5
Tech Adept
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 135

I would recommend running 30 mm rear tires. It's just not worth it to have your car hit the boards
Twister Tires have some great deals. Check it out.

racinghobbies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2004, 07:34 PM   #6
Tech Master
cdelong's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: The Sunshine State
Posts: 1,805
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)

It's kinda stupid to practice with something other than what you are going to race with. Unless you have a durometer to check shore ratings between different brands, you're wasting your time by saving just a few dollars..... not to mention the car will handle differently with various width tires......
cdelong is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TC3 Rubber tire setup..... SteveJa Electric On-Road 3 12-08-2007 11:46 AM
tc4 foam tire setup tc4racer Electric On-Road 4 07-20-2007 10:03 PM
tire widths reddishdsb Electric Off-Road 0 12-31-2006 05:24 PM
Tire truing setup? Nitro-Boy Electric On-Road 3 06-08-2005 04:29 PM
TA04 & EVO III widths TAO4R Electric On-Road 2 08-10-2003 10:38 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 01:01 PM.

Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0