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Old 07-06-2011, 12:56 PM
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Has anyone tried these yet?
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:51 PM
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i just saw them on a sc news site. i dont think they are available yet.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:31 AM
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My local HS had four different tread pattern's in stock. I picked the one that I think will work the best.
I'll get back on how they worked after this Saturday's race. They are going on my SC10 4x4.
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Will all the premier tire manufactureures out there now, doing everything they do, I don't see what duratrax has to offer, espeically at the same price point as AKA, Proline, Hot Bodies, etc.. If there were $12 a pair, different story.
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I have had success running the DTX 1/8th scale tires in C3 compounds.
Both the Shotgun and Posse treads....mine held up...when some AKA tires would not last an entire 6 min heat race with very high outside temps lat weekend.
There is so much cross over in tread designs from one brand to the next.....that you should not be afriad to try something different.
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Will all the premier tire manufactureures out there now, doing everything they do, I don't see what duratrax has to offer, espeically at the same price point as AKA, Proline, Hot Bodies, etc.. If there were $12 a pair, different story.
Up to twice the tread life (or maybe even better) with equal performance makes the DTX tires a great value. Ask the guys that are running them!

Of course, your mileage may vary....
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Originally Posted by Kruzn View Post
Up to twice the tread life (or maybe even better) with equal performance makes the DTX tires a great value. Ask the guys that are running them!

Of course, your mileage may vary....
believe it when i see it, but if durability and long wear is the angle, ok. I'd try some.
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Up to twice the tread life (or maybe even better) with equal performance makes the DTX tires a great value. Ask the guys that are running them!

Of course, your mileage may vary....
In 20 years I've never seen this ^^^^ . It goes in the same category as the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Santa Clause....they simply don't exist..IMO
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I have been happy so far. Can't wait to run them on a groove at the Futaba this week ;-)
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Originally Posted by racer1812 View Post
In 20 years I've never seen this ^^^^ . It goes in the same category as the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Santa Clause....they simply don't exist..IMO
NO WAY!!!! NO SANTA OR EASTER BUNNY???? What am I going to tell my kid???
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Originally Posted by mark in wi View Post
NO WAY!!!! NO SANTA OR EASTER BUNNY???? What am I going to tell my kid???
Tell him you shot the Easter bunny for sunday dinner and you caught Santa kissing your wife...that should twist and warp him just enough!

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i can't speak for sct tires but the 1/8's are nice.

i'm running shotguns in C2, yes C2 compound and they are great.
our track is dusty/gritty and they work well at digging past the dust and grit and making contact with the good stuff. if our track was cleaner i'd give the C3's a shot.
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I was surprised at how soft the X-cons c2's felt when I got them. Even more surprised with the lack of wear after I raced on them.

Our track is normally wet and tacky, but was ran pretty dry and slick this saturday...the type of driving where you are almost drifting in every corner with truggy. When I finished the 20 minute main, they looked new...no kidding. X-cons worked great and did not wear...I am certain that m2 bowties or even med I-beams would've laid over at least some from my experience with them in the past. I ran the C2 posse truggy tires also. They felt even better for steering, but I chose the bigger pin for the main for wear...next time, I'll try the posse in that situation since the wear wasn't an issue Saturday

I ran premounts and they were great, perfectly balanced and glued up very nicely. No problems there at all. The foams seem "loose" at first, but expanded with each run or maybe broke in similar to AKA foams

I'll try to give more updates as I try other patterns on different surfaces in addition to 1/8 and SC tires...

I'm not sure how much the hobby shops will price them, but I am pretty sure you can get some great deals with coupons from Tower if you are a regular customer there...they send out some pretty nice coupons...

Good Ruck Racing
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