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Old 11-09-2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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lookin for some recomendation on front tires on an electric 2wd. track surface is a topsoil/clay, medium traction.

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Old 11-09-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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Without buying a bunch of tires to find the best. I would ask some of the guys that have been racing for awhile and see what works for them. Odds are they did the trial and error part already.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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sad truth of 2wd electric offroad...



i think that was after i threw away 6 sets of rears and 2 fronts. that and my 2 prs of slicks were packed in the box for indoor clay season.

will they sweep, will they wet, will they do both, will they do neither, is the track groovin or is it gettin ripped up. it just sux. there is no magic tire unless u have to suffer with a 'control' tire.

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2wheel fronts? You are going to run a rib tire just about everywhere - especially the conditions you are describing.

I can go to ANY track and run Mod 2wheel with Green Groovys on the front - Goosebumps, Double Dees, or Bar Codes on the rear.

Front what you describe, Groovys and Double Dees would be your best bet. If that "topsoil/clay" surface is softer or slightly loamy, then Goosebumps.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:11 PM   #5
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mostly, but if it grooves, u'll be blowin thru tapers up front like u wont believe. be nice but beyond all the styles are the compounds. ok a rib up front. red? silver? pink? proline? panther? its just rough i tell ya. good luck

hope ur track is a lil kinder to tires than the 1s here too

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hope ur track is a lil kinder to tires than the 1s here too

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sad truth of 2wd electric offroad...



i think that was after i threw away 6 sets of rears and 2 fronts. that and my 2 prs of slicks were packed in the box for indoor clay season.

will they sweep, will they wet, will they do both, will they do neither, is the track groovin or is it gettin ripped up. it just sux. there is no magic tire unless u have to suffer with a 'control' tire.

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i haven't ran them yet but the new tires (gold compound) from J concepts is all the rage at my local track. watching the guys that have them they are pretty dailed, and longer wearing.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:56 PM   #9
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man all you guys just described why i like outdoor dirt WAY better than indoor dirt! I usually try and not run indoors because it's so hard on tires, but usually about mid winter I get the itch and go run some indoor dirt. Usually it takes 1 or 2 outings and I quickly remember why I loath running indoor dirt.Out doors where we live is easy -
3 sets M3 compound step pins
3 sets of green goose bumps
3 sets of silver losi step pins
6 sets of ribs(3 set silver losi, 3-m3 pro line)
and that will be enough to run 3 buggies (2 stock ,1 mod) from 1st of may till the mid of oct!!! total is $225 in rims and tires

to run 3 buggies indoors from nov. to april the list looks more like this
12 sets of pink taper pins REAR
8 sets of pink taper pin fronts
8 sets of clay panther switch rears
4 sets of pink losi ribs
4 sets of panther bobcat fronts
4 sets of hole shots rears
total is $600.00 even in rims and tires!!!

Neither list has been exagerated.Thats just what it costs if you want to stay competitive indoors.
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all my 2wd mod stuff is gone already, for practically dirt (no pun). the other cruel side to this class.

granted the indoor/outdoor thing. indoors we were kinda greedy thanks to the legendary bumps and jumps in PA and its 'strange brew' clay. you couldnt beat slicks and they never wore out just change the foams to keep everythin stiff.

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