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Old 05-09-2007, 07:54 AM   #16
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Tapers are not a wet or dry tire, they work very well for both if the dirt is right for them.

As for why ribs are used in front on 2wd vehicles, it's simple. a 2wd buggy/truck places no drive or brake force on the front tires, only lateral loads so a front tire's job is much different from a rear. There is a bunch of voodoo science going on out there and sometimes a tire just works. People will come up with all kinds of theories why but nobody really knows. Knob tires on the front can provide less aggressive/smoother steering on hard surfaces and the opposite on soft surfaces. It's a good idea to talk to the guys that race at your local track. Between all of them they prbably know what the best setup is.
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:41 PM   #17
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you should not need a mod motor to get your car to kick out so you can get it to steer,thats not a fast line,and you can do that with a stock motor anyways.

Tapers work very well on a sticky,dry track,pretty much anything.
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:48 PM   #18
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Also, ribs offer much less rolling resistance.
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:42 PM   #19
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Thanks guys! I discovered that a big part of my pushing problem was that I was using Losi XXXT wheels up fron on my T4. Because of the differences in offset between the wheels for both vehicles, I was getting about 1/3 of the steering throw I am now getting with the correct Associated wheels. I actually had to REDUCE my EPA in both directions because I was getting too much steering!

...and here all this time I thought I was being tricky becuse the Losi wheels has a shallower offset and decreased the front width by 1/3 inch. Boy was that the wrong approach!

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