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Old 11-15-2006, 11:16 PM   #16
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Try some cubics in the dry blue groove style dirt. I loved them this summer!!!
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:19 PM   #17
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Yup, B&T is the place. Even after several days of drying, the new clay really retains water. The only way to get it back to useful is by running the course with the tractor, and then dragging and raking it out... Maybe I can talk Tim into letting me run the tractor so we can practice on Saturday.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:10 AM   #18
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Yes, that would be great. I want to go down there Saturday or Sunday and get in some more practice. There is a race in Dothan on Saturday so, Im guessing nobody will work on the track. So asking Tim to use the tracktor just might work.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:20 AM   #19
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Cubics work good. Usually a soft compound tire works with small to medium pins when the track is blue groove. Check out www.bmainhobbies.com for priceing on tires, they have a bunch of stuff in the liquidation section, so swtiches, and other small pin stuff.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:33 AM   #20
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Hmmm...what about these:

http://www.bmainhobbies.com/product_...roducts_id=639
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:47 AM   #21
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I just ordered a set of these:

http://www.bmainhobbies.com/product_...roducts_id=644

They were cheap, and I've seen them work really well on a 10th scale 4WD, so...in theory...they'll work for me.
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:01 AM   #22
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Default Switch 2.0 clay compound - which inserts?

A few of ya'll are talking inserts, but I'm interested to hear what you would suggest specifically for a Switch 2.0 clay compound? Our track is 100% clay, but doesn't blue groove.

Mugenchad mentioned firm inserts, what which ones?

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The 2.0 is the newer of the two tires, I would suggest trying both and seeing the results for yourself, thats the only way to know what really works for you.Remember it might work for everyone else, but it might not work for you, until you try it you will not know what your missing.
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Anyone have experience with Cell Blocks on Blue Groove Tracks?

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/3250

I've seen where a few of the locals have a wide variety of tires, so I plan to build up my own supply. After that A-main I realize I need more than just Losi step pins and a set of crimefighters...
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i haven't had a chance to race since last year's battle (and plan to be at the next one, if not sooner), but when we first started running 1/8th at B&T, some people had tried the Cubics and like them alot.....as long as you stayed in the groove. they weren't all that if you got out of the racing line and in the loose stuff though. They were from TRC then, but i think GRP makes them now...and they have pre-mounts available too.

in 1/10th scale, switches (alot like a losi taper pin) worked great too....also as long as you stay in the racing line.

again, in 1/10th scale, some people have tried bowties at B&T and like them, but in 20 years of racing at B&T, i've never gotten a bowtie to hookup...although, that's in 1/10th scale. i'm not sure how they'd work with 1/8th 4wd.

have you asked here?..................

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Old 11-16-2006, 03:24 PM   #26
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I haven't posted on the B&T forum, most of the time they're picking on each other...

But I have asked around, and since I'm new at the whole off road thing, most guys are pretty forth-comming about what they run. I'm gonna try these, and I just found out how quickly a new set of Crime Fighters can wear out. I can just notice the middle pins are smaller, but I thought these would hold up a few more races. Oh well, I can run them in my buddy's back yard track, deep sand mixed with local dirt offers pretty good traction no matter what tires you run.
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