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Old 07-16-2010, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by RC10B4_Mafco View Post
has anybody ran full rear inserts in the rear of a B4 without contouring the edges?
I never contour the edges. I always contour the inside so they don't get in the bead when gluing. Most tire designs are going to a more 'flat' design anyway, and a far less 'ball round' profile. Hell, I stuff the full rear tire size insert in the front of of my 4wd as well.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:41 AM
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I have always cut the rear and front inserts to the width of the rim, and contoured the inner edge. I think using the full size insert will help the sides of the tire to not collapse when cornering, making the car easier to drive. I think I'll leave the inserts to the full size from now on.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:59 AM
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+1 for full inserts only trimming inside edge
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:04 PM
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Contouring Foams



Rounder tire = smoother on bumps & has better side bite....


No contouring the tire & like a flat profile ....

Flat = more forward bite, but not so good on bumps .
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:05 PM
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My proline inserts always come out contoured when the tire is done
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:14 PM
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At Trcr we are using the new Pro-Line SC insert for our 1/10th buggys.

We cut about 2 3/4 in off & glue back together...
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:27 PM
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If we don't get rained out, I'm going to be trying a set of M3 Hole-Shot 2.0s with these inside tonight.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Tire-Insert-2

They feel like they will work nicely, but who knows. If they are that awesome I will switch over. I've been using the Team Epic inserts and they are great too. But, using the molded inserts eliminated the whole foam trimming process and they seem to fit into the tire perfectly. I still had to do about the same amount of balancing though.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:07 PM
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If we don't get rained out, I'm going to be trying a set of M3 Hole-Shot 2.0s with these inside tonight.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Tire-Insert-2

They feel like they will work nicely, but who knows. If they are that awesome I will switch over. I've been using the Team Epic inserts and they are great too. But, using the molded inserts eliminated the whole foam trimming process and they seem to fit into the tire perfectly. I still had to do about the same amount of balancing though.
Somebody in Europe said they do not fill the tires enough, they are too flat. I still would like to try them out.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:17 PM
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I wanted to get some thoughts regarding the fact that AE has gone away from the carbon parts. What gives, did they just decide to that carbon was not all it was cracked up to be or was it a cost cutting measure? I guessing the first since it seems that all the pros are using the plastic parts.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:19 PM
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I wanted to get some thoughts regarding the fact that AE has gone away from the carbon parts. What gives, did they just decide to that carbon was not all it was cracked up to be or was it a cost cutting measure? I guessing the first since it seems that all the pros are using the plastic parts.
The only plastic part the pros are using is the chassis since the plastic gives a little more than the carbon.... I heard the rest of the parts are the carbon ones.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:41 PM
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The only plastic part the pros are using is the chassis since the plastic gives a little more than the carbon.... I heard the rest of the parts are the carbon ones.
You sure about that? I just saw found this picture from todays Hot Rod shootout. Looks to me like his parts are the same color as his B44's which we all know are only avail in plastic. The carbon as we know are a much lighter color. Even the pics of the new FT4.1's coming out look like they're all plastic.

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Old 07-16-2010, 08:27 PM
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Looks like maifield has a punisher body for his B44 now too
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anyone want to trade a ball diff for my gear diff. T4 parts
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:19 PM
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Anybody else run a Speed Passion v3 8.5 ?

Just picked one up and gave it a run, but it felt very flat and no top end. Speedy is a Speed Passion v.1 LPF

How did you gear it?

Have a v3 6.5 in th B44 and its got plenty of rip and very quick. No problem.

Just the 8.5 which feels like a 18.5....

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Old 07-17-2010, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry View Post
Contouring Foams



Rounder tire = smoother on bumps & has better side bite....


No contouring the tire & like a flat profile ....

Flat = more forward bite, but not so good on bumps .
are you referring to the upper or lower edge?
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