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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
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
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
Losi tires...
so i should get track/clay type not the softest.
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Originally Posted by rchoi
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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