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Old 11-13-2010, 06:17 PM
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Default Step Pin (or alternative) tires for B4.1

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On one of my local tracks, the step pin tire is the most popular, at least on the trucks. It's a fairly loose track that has the consistency of top soil.

In looking for some step pins for the rear of my B4.1, I've found Panthers that are discontinued, and Losi's - but the Losi tires are 2 and not 2.2. Can you squeeze a 2 onto a 2.2 wheel?

Does anyone know of other brands/styles I should look at that work as well as the step pins? I have a set of Pro Line Calibers but am yet to try them

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losi makes buggy step pins, or you can order 200+ pairs from proline, our locals did and M3 step pins are da bomb at our track and they're cheap, our lhs sells them for $12ca, I'm sure if you personally did you would be paying under $10 a pair (but it would be a $1.5K + order for tires)
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yeah - I don't know about the 1.5 k order

The Losi's look like the way to go, but I need to know if a Losi 2" will fit on an Associated 2.2" wheel

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Originally Posted by mikbau View Post
yeah - I don't know about the 1.5 k order

The Losi's look like the way to go, but I need to know if a Losi 2" will fit on an Associated 2.2" wheel

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The Losi silver step pins fit the 2.2" wheels just fine.
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Check out the JConcepts Goosebumps, too. They're a little different but have a LOT of bite, and are generally what I run on loamy outdoor tracks when others are running step pins.
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thanks for the info everyone
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Losi IFMAR Pin and Stud and Bigshot should also be considered.
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Originally Posted by Paul_Sinclair View Post
Check out the JConcepts Goosebumps, too. They're a little different but have a LOT of bite, and are generally what I run on loamy outdoor tracks when others are running step pins.
2nd on the Goosebumps. Awesome on loose tracks when new. Get the green compound.
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Re Goosebumps - how much larger are the pins than the ones that come as stock on the B4.1 rears? I tried the stock tires and they hardly got any traction on the track. (and as an aside, what conditions are the stock ones good for?)

Also, is there a comprehensive guide out there anywhere for track type/conditions and tread types/compounds? There are little bits all over the place, but I haven't seen anything somewhat comprehensive

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Loose track

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I would try goosebumps, if the track is too loamy for ifmar pin/flipout.
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The stock tires are probably pretty hard for use on dirt, use them just for driving around your house if you ever do, otherwise take the tires off and use the rims. Our track is very soft so you need the pins to be long to grab through the dirt and step pins seem to work the best, the losi's work but they're harder and don't work as well. Goosebumps work on almsot everything, but they don't wok if its too loamyas there pins aren't super long, so goosebumps of step pins would probably work best.
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If it's loose I almost always start with the Goosebump. I've tried Calibers(M3&M4), and I don't care for them at all.
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mikbau, have you picked a tire yet? I am going to guess you are running at the covered nursery track in Covington and are in this perdicament. I have been beating my head to the wall trying to find a tire that would work for a 2.2" buggy wheel on that track. I am two sheets from getting Losi IFMAR tires, thought I would check first. If you don't mind, email me and let me know what you find, I don't check this BB often: [email protected]. I live in 4 corners, not a stalker, just a local enthusiast. LOL

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