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Old 03-09-2009, 12:01 AM   #1
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Here's an excerpt from the FAQ on Proline's webby:

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What is the difference between M2 and M3 compound?
a. M3 is the much softer compound of the two and is used when more traction is desired. The M2 will give you better tread life but less traction.
b. This is similar to the 1:8 XTR and M2 tires. The M2 is the softer of the two and will give you better traction. The XTR is more firm and will give you longer tread life. The M3 is the softest and would be used when maximum traction is needed.
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What about the R3s? Are R3 compounds going out of style (production)? If so, where does the the R3 compound fit compared to the M2 and M3?
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Sorry for being off topic. I race 4wd mod at ocrc and use j concepts dubble dees. I perfer them over m3 holeshots becuse the last longer.
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Thanks Jimco, I go to OCRC as well... My set of tires on my B44 were the double dees. It didnt' feel like they hooked up as well as the Holeshots there (Holeshots LP R3 compounds were my second set that are now worn out), but perhaps I should revisit it. The difference between Holeshots and Double Dees in terms of hook-up at OCRC if I remember correctly is like the difference between 1" and 1.05". They were very close tie.

That's what I've been hearing from other B44 guys also, that Double Dees lasts longer. Perhaps it's worth another visit...
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Supposedly R3 was some "miracle compound" Pro-Line had come up with that handled like an M3 but wore like an M2.

I ran a couple of R3 rears in my Stock Truck days and didn't notice much difference. A couple of Mod guys I talked to said they were grinding them away quicker than M3's.

Hehe, easy answer: switch to Panther. Hard, Medium, Soft, and Clay. Not too hard to figure out
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Holeshots are alittle squirmy i don't like them as much as a double d or inside jobs. The good thing about a holeshot is it works well in all conditions even if it isn't the best tire.

A holeshot will tend to look good after running but will perform poorly. Thats a downside about them.
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Last time I checked, Panther didn't make any 2.2" tires, only 2.0" buggy tires (don't understand why, 2.0" tires haven't been used on major brand vehicles since the mid to late 90s).

Do you guys just stretch the 2.0" buggy tires onto the 2.2" rims that we on our say, B44, B4, RB5, and etc. ?

Why would Panther make such a vintage dimension?
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They're all 2.2". I think you saw the Switch 2.0, that's not the rim diameter, it's the version of that tread pattern. There's a Switch and a Switch 2.0, but they're both 2.2" tires
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They're all 2.2". I think you saw the Switch 2.0, that's not the rim diameter, it's the version of that tread pattern. There's a Switch and a Switch 2.0, but they're both 2.2" tires

LOL, i bet your 100% correct on that.
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And just FYI, the Switch 2.0 is a close approximation to a Losi Taper Pin.

Dunno if they make a buggy version, but for the Pro-Line Evil Twin fans there's the Wookie. Pretty much identical, with the minor tweak that the pair of bars that runs up the center of an Evil Twin is now offset a bit to one side.
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Any word on availability of the new tire ran at Cactus? What's it called?
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Thanks for the info on the "2.0" confusion with the Panthers. I didn't think anyone was making 2.0" tires since the mid 90s.

I really like their tread patterns and it seems to be worth exploring, but why don't they offer same patterns for the front as the rears for the 4wd?

I really would like to try the Raptors, but I want the Raptors for the rears since I'm running 4wd...

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Thanks for the info on the "2.0" confusion with the Panthers. I didn't think anyone was making 2.0" tires since the mid 90s.

I really like their tread patterns and it seems to be worth exploring, but why don't they offer same patterns for the front as the rears for the 4wd?

I really would like to try the Raptors, but I want the Raptors for the rears since I'm running 4wd...

Do like we did with the XX 4 in reverse, split and glue, downside is 4 tires to make 2
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I really would like to try the Raptors, but I want the Raptors for the rears since I'm running 4wd...

Rear buggy raptors are part #T756
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Any word on availability of the new tire ran at Cactus? What's it called?
I have 4 unused sets I am willing to give up.
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