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Suggestions on 2wd buggy rear tire choice?

Old 06-10-2011, 11:23 AM
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I've got a 22 and I have it set up for mid motor right now. I run on a track with baseball diamond style dirt. I'm running Caliber tires on the back of it and when the track is wet, it hooks up pretty darn well. When the track dries out I can't put ANY power down at all. I don't mind swapping tires out between heats and mains since the car already comes with two sets of rims. What tires would you guys suggest in the rear that will for sure help foward motion.

I'm sure a rear motor configuation will put more weight over the drive wheels and help it hook up but thats terribly ununique and boring

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From what I've seen on the 22, the Jconcept barcodes, gold compound delivers extream traction when lightly sanded and tire sauce is used they hook so good you can hear it gripping with a little tire howl! So dialed! Hope this helps.
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Recommend checking out what the other fast 2WD buggies are using for rear tires and possibly try those. If there is any dust on top of the racing surface, I'd recommend a small pin tire, ie. Jconcepts Goosbumps or something similar. If no dust, would definitely recommend the Bar code, etc.
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Originally Posted by 1320VR4 View Post
I'm sure a rear motor configuation will put more weight over the drive wheels and help it hook up but thats terribly ununique and boring

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Yeah.. running a winning setup IS boring. If that's the type of dirt you are running on, mid motor is going to suck.
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Originally Posted by Jstall7543 View Post
From what I've seen on the 22, the Jconcept barcodes, gold compound delivers extream traction when lightly sanded and tire sauce is used they hook so good you can hear it gripping with a little tire howl! So dialed! Hope this helps.
Tire sauce for off-road? Where do you get this stuff?
edit: nevermind, found it.

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Bar codes excel on hard pack low/no dust surfaces like clay. Definitely not baseball type dirt!
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Originally Posted by Muggydude View Post
Bar codes excel on hard pack low/no dust surfaces like clay. Definitely not baseball type dirt!
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I would go to a pin type tire. Step pins, Calibers, Hole shots, Double Dee's etc.
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Yeah.. running a winning setup IS boring. If that's the type of dirt you are running on, mid motor is going to suck.
agree....

you're not going to find a tire that's going to compensate for the lack of rear grip of a mid motor set-up, the design isn't meant for that type of surface plain and simple. If you feel you MUST run mid-motor then best of luck.

X-factory guys will disagree but to them I say...
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