R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2007, 01:39 AM   #1
Suspended
 
GordonFreeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Reality
Posts: 1,719
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default Are foam tires legal for offroad under ROAR rules?

I say yes, because foam is type of rubber and the ROAR rules state the tire must be rubber.

Knock yourselves out.
__________________
We are the borg, you will conform, you will be assimilated. You will not stalk me to another web site.
GordonFreeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 02:08 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
EddieO's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,414
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Foam is rubber.....but why would you want to?

Later EddieO
__________________
www.teambrood.com
EddieO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 03:05 AM   #3
Tech Regular
 
GymBeam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Losi|Novak|MuchMore
Posts: 434
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

LOL i dont think anyone would complain when u finish last
GymBeam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 05:23 AM   #4
Tech Fanatic
 
Scrubb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 834
Default

Foams work on some dirt oval tracks, I could see the possibility of them working on an extremely smooth blue-groove track.
Scrubb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 07:02 AM   #5
Tech Elite
 
schmelme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,294
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Now a siliconed foam truck tire on the sticky black dirt at some tracks up here would be insane. Prolly to much traction.
schmelme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 07:27 AM   #6
Tech Addict
 
Johnny_S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Schmocation
Posts: 603
Send a message via AIM to Johnny_S.
Default

At socal, I tried just the panther TIRE foam without any tire around it, just glued straight to the rim and they hooked up just as good as anything else out there. They didn't balloon up so I couldn't go big without nose-diving though .
Johnny_S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 08:47 AM   #7
Tech Elite
 
Rick Hohwart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,935
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EddieO
Foam is rubber.....but why would you want to?

Later EddieO
Believe it or not, back in the day (late '80s) Yokomo sold foam tires for off-road cars that in the right conditions and prepared properly (they had to be wet), were siginificantly faster than any rubber.
__________________
www.reedypower.com
Rick Hohwart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 08:58 AM   #8
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dalton,Ga
Posts: 151
Default

Back in the day we raced on super smooth hard packed clay ovals. We ran foam tires with silicon on them. I am not sure how regular foams would do but those sure hooked like crazy.
Andy Haynes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 10:57 AM   #9
Suspended
 
GordonFreeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Reality
Posts: 1,719
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

So again, could it be argued that they are ROAR legal because they are rubber?
__________________
We are the borg, you will conform, you will be assimilated. You will not stalk me to another web site.
GordonFreeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 11:19 AM   #10
Tech Elite
 
Rick Hohwart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,935
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GordonFreeman
So again, could it be argued that they are ROAR legal because they are rubber?
You need to read the rule book

In the tire portion of the rule book, ROAR defines what a rubber tire (7.3.1.1) is and what a foam tire (7.3.1.2) is. Then in the 1/10 Electric Off-Road Buggy class section (8.9.1), tire type is listed as rubber only (8.9.1.2).

So foam tires are not ROAR legal in 1/10 Electric Off-Road.
__________________
www.reedypower.com
Rick Hohwart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 11:58 AM   #11
Tech Elite
 
EddieO's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,414
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Rick, I remember the tires.....back then, lots of things worked that would not work now.....not saying they still would not work under a certain track condition.....I was just making a general statement and asking would he want to.


But Rick is correct....our term rubber tire in the rule book is defined by definition....not by just material.

Later EddieO
__________________
www.teambrood.com
EddieO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 03:42 PM   #12
Suspended
 
GordonFreeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Reality
Posts: 1,719
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Thanks, I was just looking where it said rubber tires. Didn't see where it defined rubber.

Thanks.
__________________
We are the borg, you will conform, you will be assimilated. You will not stalk me to another web site.
GordonFreeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2007, 07:26 AM   #13
Tech Regular
 
viperbill1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: pensacola,fl
Posts: 250
Send a message via Yahoo to viperbill1963
Thumbs up foam offroad tires

a couple years back brian kinwald ran a complete set of foams in a qualifier in a roar nats events so i would say yeah its legal ,but ..... if you have any questions contact the race director of the event as they will have any final say on the subject , better bto ask whats looks like a stupid question ,then to look like a complete idiot .....
viperbill1963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Foam tires on carpet Road course- 1/18th M18 vs offroad imjonah Micro and Mini Scales 17 12-18-2006 09:57 AM
roar legal rubber tires and inserts? brooklynrc Electric On-Road 4 07-18-2005 04:12 PM
Good non-Roar legal bodies and non legal wings imjonah Painting, Designs, Graphics and Photography 4 10-30-2004 09:42 PM
? on ROAR rules gator Electric On-Road 2 11-23-2002 12:13 AM
Are sedan Foam tires ROAR legal? Racer 1 Electric On-Road 1 10-06-2001 12:54 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:18 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net