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Old 02-20-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default Offroad Tire Dope? yay-nay??

Just wanted some HO of the subject.
I have seen the Buggy Grip and others used at the track often, but is there a good time to use it, a bad, pros-cons??
Ive heard and seen all sorts of "dope" recipes, but ive always just used simple green to clean em off..
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:44 PM   #2
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If you are running on a clay track, then I would suggest you not use Simple Green on your tires. Plain old H2O is best. I found that the car felt noticeably more planted when I didn't use anything but water.
I like Zip Free when the track is holding moisture and is grippy. If it's drier then I prefer Buggy Grip. If it's real dry and dusty the Buggy Grip may work but I'd go with a different tire and compound so it probably wouldn't be compatible.
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Old 02-21-2007, 04:41 AM   #3
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If you are running on a clay track, then I would suggest you not use Simple Green on your tires. Plain old H2O is best. I found that the car felt noticeably more planted when I didn't use anything but water.
I like Zip Free when the track is holding moisture and is grippy. If it's drier then I prefer Buggy Grip. If it's real dry and dusty the Buggy Grip may work but I'd go with a different tire and compound so it probably wouldn't be compatible.
So there is compatibility issues with different compounds?
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Particularly with the harder ProLine tires. I think they use more synthetics than Losi or Panther.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:23 AM   #5
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We have a clay, dusty loose, traction track here and I see a noticeable difference when I use WD-40. Just spin your tire real fast, spray a little bit on, wipe off the excess. It works great too and cheap.
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wd-40 will work on losi tires not proline. and pink tappers work very will on clay... and once the track grooves up and is sweeped off bold pinks and wd will scream...
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Thanks for the replies...
The track i run is usually a pink taper track, but holeshots have been working the last couple weeks.
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wd-40 will work on losi tires not proline. and pink tappers work very will on clay... and once the track grooves up and is sweeped off bold pinks and wd will scream...
WD40 works on Losi Pink, Proline R3, and Panther "C". These 3 all have a high natural rubber content. The others from those 3 brands do not. I have used WD40 on Proline R3 and it works well.
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fowler - I think the best things at our tracks is either doing nothing at all and brushing tires or death grip/paragon..Simple green used to work well but that was a couple years ago when the track was like..super wet all the time. Buggy Grip some people like, I dont, usually makes my car feel slimey/all over the place. Zip free I rarely ever use, but worth a try some times.

Just try anything that comes to your mind to see what works
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fowler - I think the best things at our tracks is either doing nothing at all and brushing tires or death grip/paragon..Simple green used to work well but that was a couple years ago when the track was like..super wet all the time. Buggy Grip some people like, I dont, usually makes my car feel slimey/all over the place. Zip free I rarely ever use, but worth a try some times.

Just try anything that comes to your mind to see what works
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when i raced dirt oval a lot of guys would put some orange hand cleaner stuff on there tires. i tried it and it was like racing with no traction.


i personal don't care for them. but try them out and see what works.

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I think im gonna try out the death grip, ive seen a few people at the track using it. Thanks for all the help guys
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