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Old 07-11-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of getting into the 4wd class again and it seems like there is a slim choice of front tires to fit onto them, are you guys that run 4wd doing something with rear tires as far as cutting them down or somthing to make front ones or what I found from proline, panther and losi all that there really is?
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There are 4 real 4wd front tires choices. It obviously depends on the track you are at, and the kind of traction and dirt.

Proline M3 Holeshots - For wet dirt, usually not too loamy.

Team Losi Taper Pin - For packed tracks, usually with very little dust of loam. Pinks for clay

Team Losi Blockheads - Usually Red, for all tracks, the most universal tire, my fav.

Panther Switch 2.0 (maybe a different name) - For packed tracks, with not too much dust/loam.

The general idea is that you will run a similar tire to you rears. If the local fast guys runs Holeshot rears in 2wd, then... Holeshots front and rear. If the Tires of choice is Red X-2000s, red blockhead...ect.
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I like the Losi Blockheads and I made some Bowtie fronts as well....Hopefully the new J concept tires will be good too.
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It really depends on your track. Like stated above. I have never liked the Holeshot on the front. It is too round and handles funny. My favorite is the Blockhead from Losi. Works almost all of the time. The Taper Pin, and the new Inside Job from Pro-Line work well. You would be amazed at how well they work, even in loose conditions.
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For really loamy tracks, Losi Ifmar Stud...they may not be making them, but plenty still around in the LHS.
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Jconcepts will be releasing their tire line-up soon and it includes 4wd fronts.
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I usually mounted up the following right away:

1. IFmar studs front and rear
2. X3000 Rear, blockhead front
3. Grand Prix fusions (Academy tire, similar to holeshot)

I usually on the tracks out here could get good hookup. Holeshots for some reason just slick way too fast. Not happy at all with proline tires.

I really hope JConcepts if they are coming out with tires make something for guys who run on less than concrete style conditions like a step-pin style tire for front and rear.
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guys who run on less than concrete style conditions like a step-pin style tire for front and rear.

Not all tracks are concrete, but VERY few ELECTRIC tracks requires step pins...
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For a track that has broken sections and others that have held together, basically a variety, the proline m3 steppin has worked really well. When a stud just spins on the hard sections, the little pins on the steps will bite.

Another tire I would like to see is something like an ifmar pin.
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Cain.. dont speak anymore about this topic.
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Jconcepts will be releasing their tire line-up soon and it includes 4wd fronts.
I really hope so. All these new 4wd's popping up and not much support from tire mfr's.
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I think there is plenty of support from the manufacturers. Maybe for this class they don't feel the need to make a bunch of different tires when only a few work. In 1/8 buggy (a class that has a ridiculous amount of tires to choose from) do you really see that many different tires used at the track? Maybe some tracks you might, but the majority of the tracks I've seen across the U.S. use Proline Crime Fighters, Bow ties, Knuckles, and a couple different tires from Panther.

I would agree with Frank's list, but I'd also add in Proline's Inside job front tire as well.
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Biggest pin you'd probably need is an IFMAR pin, which I think is still made. On a softer track, run those all around.

Cut down BK-Bars are dialed in the front, but people usually need as many as they can for the rear. At SoCal, and tracks like it, cut down Square Fuzzies are great, also.
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IFMAR pin, which I think is still made


Not made any more
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