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Old 01-01-2008, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Tire Question.

It seems like every 2wd buggy and truck out there has front rib tires. I have been trying to figure out why? I have seen 2wd trucks that put mini pins, step pins or other type of rear type tyres on the front, on the web, but never at the local track.

Is there any reason that front tires are more often ribbed instead of treaded?
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:48 PM   #2
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Just asked the guy's at the local track about that this last week. They do run front pins and such here on this track.

His explanation was that the step pins have less side bite compaired to the ribbed tires. Guys use this as a tuning tool to let the truck push a little more in the corners and keep the truck from traction rolling.

Havn't seen any 2wd buggies doing this yet though.
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Depends on the track. Our track is hard packed clay but watered too often to build a groove. The most common buggy front tires are pink tapers or bobcat clays. Truck guys have been putting rears on the front as well.
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I believe losi has the closest tire for buggy -> http://losi.com/Products/Features.aspx?ProdId=LOSA7207P

there is also a brief explanation of what they are used for.
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:25 PM   #5
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Default pin fronts

You can run the pin front tires when your car doesn't have enough front traction and wants to push through the turns. They have more steering than the ribbed front tires. Just another way to tune the car. If they have to much steering then you can go back to the ribbed front tires.
We run them when the track is real wet and the ribbed tires tend to push.
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that is a tuning option to try and see wat front tires will work according to the the track. Try and experiment with tires to see if it will gain traction or if it pushes on layout.
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Thanks everyone.

That clarified what I was wondering and make a lot of sence

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