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Old 07-12-2011, 10:07 PM
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Can someone post a chart of some sort for the different tire manufacturers, colors/hardness from softest to hardness? (JConcepts orange, gold, green, Proline M3,M4, MC, Losi silver, pink, red, etc.) I've been away from offroad for a while. Thanks.
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Proline: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...tirechart.jpg/
M2 - Medium
M3 - Soft
M4 - Super soft

Jconcepts: http://mugenmbx.files.wordpress.com/..._tirechart.jpg
Yellow - Medium
Blue - Soft
Green - Super soft

AKA: http://images.amainhobbies.com/image...re%20Chart.jpg
Medium
Soft
Super soft
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AKA:
Hard = Yellow
Medium = Blue
Soft = Green
Super Soft = Orange
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Originally Posted by T. Herwig View Post
Proline: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...tirechart.jpg/
M2 - Medium
M3 - Soft
M4 - Super soft
MC - Clay/indoor
Jconcepts: http://mugenmbx.files.wordpress.com/..._tirechart.jpg
Yellow - Medium
Blue - Soft
Green - Super soft
Gold - Clay/Indoor
AKA: http://images.amainhobbies.com/image...re%20Chart.jpg
Medium
Soft
Super soft
Losi:
Silver - Medium
Red - Soft
Green - Super Soft
Pink - Clay/Indoor
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I've also seen JConcepts in white and orange as well as Proline MX. Where do those fall into place?
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[QUOTE=T. Herwig;9382332]Proline: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...tirechart.jpg/
M2 - Medium
MX - Blue Groove
M3 - Soft
M4 - Super soft
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What about Panther? I need to put together an Excel chart.
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Originally Posted by XxRONNxX View Post
I've also seen JConcepts in white and orange as well as Proline MX. Where do those fall into place?
Here's an updated JConcepts tire chart:
http://jconceptsphotos.com/JCTire_ColorCompounds.pdf
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Found the Panther chart
http://www.panther-rc.com/Tire.html

Super Soft______White
Soft___________Red
Medium Soft____Silver
Medium________Blue
Clay___________Pink
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Keep in mind that there are a few compounds (Pink, Clay, MC, MX, Gold, etc..) that go "off the reservation" and don't really fall into a soft to hard heirarchy. They just have different elements in them that make them more suitable for their intended conditions. For instance, at the indoor tracks I run at Losi pink works but Red doesn't despite red being noticably softer.
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i am seeing more Clay tires coming out.
which one is softer? M4 or MC
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Losi tires...
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Originally Posted by 3D-Seth View Post
Losi tires...
so i should get track/clay type not the softest.
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Originally Posted by rchoi View Post
so i should get track/clay type not the softest.
thanks
Depends on your track and conditions. I race at Leisure Hours in Chicago, on their indoor track. High bite clay, around 50-60 degrees, pink works very well.
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For the most part "clay" compounds feel hard to the touch. Softer tires don't always mean more traction you can go too soft of a tire and have less traction due to pin fold.
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