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Old 08-21-2006, 06:04 AM   #16
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noWhy in God's name you would mention gold and HT when they haven't been made in over 5 years?
I sometimes still use Gold/ ht front tires, especially on really soft indoor tracks. They're great
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WHAT!!! Not in the Midwest. Pinks everywhere

agreed

maybe we should use reds instead of pinks since they are softer
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What is the color code for Losi tires from softest to hardest? Thanks.

all of the round ones are black.....except for the ones that are blue.

the black ones are usually softer than the blue ones.
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agreed

maybe we should use reds instead of pinks since they are softer
softest does NOT always equal fastest tire.

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red, pink, silver




i believe the full lineup would be white, red, pink, silver, blue, gold, HT. I think the blue is between silver and gold...
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red, pink, silver
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:25 PM   #23
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Pink is just different! LOL It is not an out door dirt tire. It is an indoor clay tire. The Pink compound has changed over the years. It used to be a lot harder and longer wearing tire then it is now. The newer pink compound has great clay track traction but does not last as long.

red is softer then silver. Use outdoor.

Pink is different and good indoor clay.
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Pink is just different! LOL It is not an out door dirt tire. It is an indoor clay tire. The Pink compound has changed over the years. It used to be a lot harder and longer wearing tire then it is now. The newer pink compound has great clay track traction but does not last as long.

red is softer then silver. Use outdoor.

Pink is different and good indoor clay.

Perfectly said.
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Like you guys said pinks are just different. The tire itself isnt stretchy like other compounds. But i can say this some tracks pinks are the only thing that gets you around the track.
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Nobody mentioned Yellow*......or 2.5*?





There is no comparison of PL and TL tires. M3 is "too soft" for blue, or black grooved tracks, so PL made R3, to add durabilty and SOME consistancy to their line. M2 is reserved for monster truck and 1/8th buggy mostly now.

TL tires are the standard for all major events where the track will "Groove", or leave rubber down on the racing line. Reds for almost every track, the only thing that changes is tracks that are nuts run Tapers on 2w, truck and 4w, tracks not quite as good run BK bars on 2w and 4w and King pins on truck....ALL red.
Fronts are normally always silver, except for a few racers who like a TON of steering that run red fronts also. They change between pre scrubs, ex wide 4 ribs and front tapers in 2w and block heads or tapers in 4w. Trucks run tapers or kingpins in silver up front.

When the bite goes away, PL tires shine, since that is when their softness is a benifit, rather then a detriment. They seem to roll under and snap and do things that make them too unpredictable on high bite, but this helps in low traction or low bite.

*Both companies have made tires in the past nobody was ever able to buy, but that is normal when trying to develop a product for the consumer I guess, or trying to win an event like the Worlds by gaining an advantage.


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My local track is selling TL Tapers in white compound. Apparently they have a bunch of them and are offering them at a discount. I normally run on indoor clay with reds (or JC green) when it's dry and then pink (or JC gold) when it's moist.

What gives with this white compound? How will it compare?
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White is one of those inbetween compounds like pink. I have not tried the whites on blue groove yet but I have been running the white 8-rows on my truck at my local indoor clay track. They have pretty good traction up front. I think they are better then the red 8 rows. I have a couple sets of white tapers I want to tryout. I am not quite sure what foam to put in them. They are a stiffer tire then red so not sure they need too much foam in them to run right.

Give them a shot and see how you like them. I have been told they may be a little hard to keep glued to the rim so clean off the bead with some motor spray to make sure the hold release and oils out gone before mounting them. My 8 rows have stayed glued fine with about 10 runs on them so I am not sure how big a problem this might be.
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Thanks for the advice Casper! I'll give them a try and let you know how they work out. The tires feel a lot firmer than Red or Pinks so it's really confusing.
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