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Old 11-04-2006, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default good bashing tires for stadium truck on asphalt?

i currently have PROLINE speedhawgs on my mamba 7700 powered mf2 and they give me very little traction on asphalt. they look cool, but they are pretty much useless. yes, i know i have waaay too much power for a 2wd truck, but still...they are horrendous.

I didn't band tape them inside, so they balloon INCREDIBLY any chance they have, especially at full speed, but...regardless, the give me zero traction, both front and rear.

is there a nice sticky tarmac/concrete bashing tire out there? I'd like something like the speedhawgs but maybe 100% more soft/sticky, and with an insert that is 100% more hard than the one they provide.

years ago i used to run BoLink foams on my ol' XX, atleast on the rear, but i was running some sort of 27T at the time.
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maybe something like this? http://www.teamtrinity.com/shop/tires/truckfoam.html

if i was to run these, i always thought chunking was an issue with foams on asphalt....what would i run that would give me the best compromise between traction and durability?
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Take a look at these....

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...p?&I=LXDT97&P=

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...p?&I=LXLN12&P=

Either of those two will work well.
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so those would be better than the speed hawgs i run? are the speed hawgs known to be bad? they are just so slick; they don't grab at all.

do you definately suggest taping inside with these tires?
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so those would be better than the speed hawgs i run? are the speed hawgs known to be bad? they are just so slick; they don't grab at all.

do you definately suggest taping inside with these tires?
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I have raced with Road Hawgs and they work pretty good.

I have a set of Striker II's that I am going to use this weekend, but they seem harder than the Road Hawgs just feeling them.
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My experience with the Striker II tires is that they are very soft rubber. I think you will enjoy the traction the provide but your wallet will not enjoy the rate at which they wear. I have used them indoors on carpet and they are so soft they actually wear on carpet. I tried a set on the street once and they were about halfway worn out in just a few battery packs.

I have uses the Road Rage on the street too and found them to be somewhat better than the Speed Hawgs. What I do is use different tires front and rear to balance traction. One of my street trucks right now has the Speed Hawgs on the front and useses Road Hawgs (similar to the Road Rage) in the rear.

If there is an RC dirt track near you, maybe your best option is to find someone selling used (worn out) dirt tires. I use my old dirt tires on the street and have also been able to get used (too worn for dirt but great for asphalt) tires really cheap. Run them as slicks until the rubber gets too hard from age to have any grip.
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