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Old 01-23-2012, 11:05 PM
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So I want to get some better tires but I don't know what "soft", "super soft", and "medium" means!. What are each of those styles for? Which one is better in your opinions?
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So I want to get some better tires but I don't know what "soft", "super soft", and "medium" means!. What are each of those styles for? Which one is better in your opinions?
It all depends on what kind of track you run on and what you are racing?

Track surface: clay, dirt, or clay dirt mix
Traction level: Low traction all the way to ultra high bite
Moisture: dry, moist, or wet
Dusty: is there dust on the surface or is it dust free?
Condition: is it smooth, bump, or rutted?
The space: Indoor or outdoor?
Temp: cold, warm, or hot
If its is outdoor: do you race during the day or at night?
Class: buggy, truck, 4wd buggy, sct or 1/8th scale?

All this has to be taken into account... But always a good idea is just to walk up and strike up a conversation with one of the local fast guys and talk about tire selection with him, more than likely they will have a lot of information to give you so if you have to take notes or discuss about this via email so you have a copy to look over.
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Originally Posted by thecman26 View Post
It all depends on what kind of track you run on and what you are racing?

Track surface: clay, dirt, or clay dirt mix
Traction level: Low traction all the way to ultra high bite
Moisture: dry, moist, or wet
Dusty: is there dust on the surface or is it dust free?
Condition: is it smooth, bump, or rutted?
The space: Indoor or outdoor?
Temp: cold, warm, or hot
If its is outdoor: do you race during the day or at night?
Class: buggy, truck, 4wd buggy, sct or 1/8th scale?

All this has to be taken into account... But always a good idea is just to walk up and strike up a conversation with one of the local fast guys and talk about tire selection with him, more than likely they will have a lot of information to give you so if you have to take notes or discuss about this via email so you have a copy to look over.

What he said

also.. take into account your driving style.
One fast guy may use x tire and another one may use x tire.

I know a fast guy at the track can fly with rebars. I can not. I will do 360's all night in every turn.. Throw some Barcodes V2 on my Buggy and here it comes. lol
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Ill ask the next I go. But heres The track, its outdoors and I would expect for it to be dusty since its dirt. Right now its cold and raining but its California it wont last long... The track is smooth and bumpy. I use it when its dark because of my schedule. I'm running with a kyosho inferno truggy.
So that's the everything I think. Would super soft work for this condition?
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