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Old 02-20-2013, 09:14 PM
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Also, if you wanna make it easy on yourself, buy a set of panther slicks, give em a quick zap on the asphalt and you'll be golden.
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Originally Posted by wizzles29 View Post
I haven't had good luck with the Panther Slicks, but I've heard if people lightly sand/scuff them up a bit, they work well.

I personally found this past weekend at the Presidential race at LHR that I liked the JConcepts Double Dee's sanded down slick over the Panther slicks and the Proline barcodes sanded down slick. The Double Dees had a slightly wider profile, maybe it was just in my head but it felt slightly more locked on corner exit.

As for how to do it, I usually chuck up a course sanding bit into my dremmel to knock off the pins and get it close to a slick, then put the fine bit on to smooth it out and make it look nice. A guy sitting behind me suggested I work a bit slower than I was so I not overheat the tires, apparently it can change the chemical compound and the tire won't work as well. I dont know how much truth is to it, but another thing to consider.

Ghost pins worked ok on my buggy in the main, but I ran pressure points all around on my 22SCT in the main and it was junk. I would have ran ghost pins instead if I could do it over.
Weird, I ran PP on my sct in the main for the pres. and it was totally fine.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:28 AM
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Are you going to be there, if so I would love it if you would lend a pair to me. That would be very nice.
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Originally Posted by Hoese37 View Post
plus if your track follows ROAR rules, slicks are illegal.
Not true, the rule states you can't make a treaded tire into a slick. However a tire that is manufactured "smooth" is legal ala the Panther Slick tires.

TO get the most from the Panther Slicks, mount 'em up with some stiff foams. Either take a piece of sand paper and scuff 'em up or take 'em out on the street or concrete and scuff 'em up to remove the shine...then you're good.
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Originally Posted by Randy_Pike View Post
Not true, the rule states you can't make a treaded tire into a slick. However a tire that is manufactured "smooth" is legal ala the Panther Slick tires.

TO get the most from the Panther Slicks, mount 'em up with some stiff foams. Either take a piece of sand paper and scuff 'em up or take 'em out on the street or concrete and scuff 'em up to remove the shine...then you're good.

Randy, I kept getting errors when sending in my resume to you guys (panther) for this years sponsorship. Know of a way I can get it to someone?
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I need a drill attachment so I can mount a wheel/tire into a drill Chuck and spin the tire. And while the tire spins, you hold sandpaper onto the tire to wear down the tread to create a perfect slick. Where can I buy this attachment??
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WOW BACK FROM THE DEAD THREAD

Really just buy proline primes they are working well for us at srs glue and go
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:47 AM
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Years ago i did this for a MT.
They were originally chevron tread design tires, i snipped off the large lugs with wire cutters and then used a bench grinder to clean off the remaining tread.
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