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Old 01-02-2007, 10:18 AM   #31
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What Gio said is very true about the Panther SS switches on the rear. Kyle ran them in mod buggy all day on the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday and they barely show any wear. We had to soak the rims/tires in acetone to get new foam installed on Thusday night because these tires outlasted the foams so badly.

Frank Root was very correct when he talked about motor and battery maintenance. That is the biggest save for us. We make sure we discharge and charge properly. I am also a fanatic about about cutting comms often. I rarely have to make more than one swipe with my lathe. I use the same pair of brushes more than once if they look good.

Drive smart, take care of your stuff and realize spending money won't make you faster - only practice will do that. Also, 1/8th scale is like a high maintenance women...throw all the money you have her way and it's still not enough.

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Old 01-02-2007, 01:25 PM   #32
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Do most of you buy new arms, or would you go for a new motor?
You can buy new arms and get a lot more life out of a can. However, the magnets loose their strength over time. The hotter the motor gets the faster the magnets loose strength. Most of the motor tuners will also rebuild a motor too which includes new brushes and magnet zapping for about 10 dollars. Some of them will just zap your can magnets for a few dollars too.
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:58 PM   #33
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win the A main as much as you can so you can use the race bucks. if you cant do that, sandbag the B!

when running holeshots, run them in the same direction.
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:02 PM   #34
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win the A main as much as you can so you can use the race bucks. if you cant do that, sandbag the B!

when running holeshots, run them in the same direction.
Maybe don't rotate, or switch sides? Does that improve their lifespan?
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:01 PM   #35
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What about foams? The idea of running older tires for Qual, and even older tires for practice is great. My latest set of Hole Shots outlasted the foam big time. They're boiling right now. What's a long lasting foam. Two race events is just too fast for a set of foams to die. That's ridiculous.
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Ive been using the trinity bomb 1 grey foams in my tires. But if your running holeshots i would go with the bomb 1 white foams there a little closer to stock. The stock foams in the tires will not last very long, its worth to replace them with some different ones on inital purchase.
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:21 PM   #37
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I heard that the Panther green molded truck foams last like forever becuase it is a ruberized foam. They are a little pricey I think but if it last 10 times as long......
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:33 PM   #38
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where can you buy the panther moulded foams from?
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:02 AM   #39
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The molded foams look great.
Have you seen them in 1/10 scale?

Also a company called GRP seems to make some
http://www.grpgandini.com
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The new Hartson foam will last 2-3 sets of tires, and the older stuff lasted probably 3-4, because it was a bit taller. Its good to get a cycle of foam, so you can use the new for racing, and then for practice as it gets old. You'd then get a second pair of tires to take over for racing, and once those go down to practice level, cut your old practice tires to get the foam out (without acetone on the foam) and put them in a new tire.
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The molded foams look great.
Have you seen them in 1/10 scale?

Also a company called GRP seems to make some
http://www.grpgandini.com
GRP make the molded inserts and tyres that come with the Tamiya dark impact.
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GRP does make the molded foam inserts but I have not seen them for sale by them self. Panther foams are made in 1/10 scale, only problem that I see is that they only have one and it's a firm insert. I run 1/8 Truggys and the molded foam inserts are the only inserts that last, anything else (Open cell foam) disintegrates after 2 or 3 heats... ..I would at least try the molded inserts just for the simple reason that they last. I'm not sure on the performance side of it but they would at least be more consistent. They are not that much more than a set of Trinity bomb inserts.
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i found 1 pair of rear Dark Impact tyres on ebay,just over $30 AU dollars delivered.any hobby shops stock them in Aus?
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How does one obtain Hartson foams? I've read several reports they last really well. I'm interested........

I'm really disappointed with the life of the stock Proline foam. They only last three or so racedays. Not even that in Bowties. Those tires will chew up any foam quickly. I like the tire, but replacing foams every other raceday gets old. Losi foams seem to last well, but a bit on the soft side. I usually run Trinity gray foams.......

I've started using the Trinity hard blue foams in the back tires of my XXX4. That car will kill rear foams quickly, and the blues seem to last fairly well. Not sure how a 2wd car would handle with the hard foams.....
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about foams I do not know anything about molded foams for 1/10 but if I have to run proline tires I never run there foam it falls apart in a couple of runs just buy trinity bomb1 or stock losi foam it holds up alot longer and if there is any other tire that you can find that will work there try it I have never had a proline tire that will last very long panther or losi tires seem to hold up alot better
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