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Old 08-28-2005, 12:56 AM   #1
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I would like to make a set of tires for the local track near me. Alot of people use Losi Taper pins and custom cut them, as the track is blue groove and smooth. Problem is I don't really live by anyone that races there to show me. is there someone here who can describe this method to me? Thanx.
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:23 AM   #2
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The method is to basically cut off the bead and then glue the bottom of the sidewall into the rim. You don't have to do this anymore as Panther now makes a similar tire called the Switch in "C" compound that is similar to the losi Pink in terms of conditions that it will work in.
Lots of tracks don't allow cut tires anymore too.
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Proline makes one similiar now too called Inside Job.
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the panther switch is the way to go, and you are right, tracks now are not allowing cut tires because their overall diameter is under the roar limit. not only that, what if you mess up cutting the tires? your out 15 bucks and a pair of tires!
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Ok, guess I should have mentioned I already know about the proline inside job, and well, I already have a set of switches from panther mounted up. O.S. where in Michigan are you from? I race at dirtburners, and as far as I know, they are still allowing cut tires? They were last year, and I wanted a set of the Losi's as well. None the less thanx.
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Jay I don't think Dirtburners allows cut tires anymore. I am going there this weekend to race the series. I was also their for the Kyosho challange. If the track has not changed since then you would not like the cut tires, too bouncy.
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Sorry guys I was wrong. I talked to someone over at Dritburners. Here are the rules:

Class Rules:



Expert Buggy/Sportsman Buggy
Engine: .30ci or less. Single engine only.
Buggy must be a manufacturer 1/8th scale buggy chassis available to the general public.
Any tires as long as they are mounted on buggy rims.
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so do you race there on a regular basis? I try to make all the fall/winter shows, altho this will be my first year in 1/8 buggy. I knew alot of themwere running the cut tires, and my buddy Bad Boy Bill can mount them up good, I just don't live near him.

And for my car....I'll be in spec there too...
Kyosho mp777sp1/Rex P5/Jp-2. - sounds like a good start to me.


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I have run cut taper pins and it wasnt that hard to do your self just cut right above the bead make sure that you get some good foam the new panther molded stuff works well if you are going to use a standard foam put some weather striping in the middle of the rim that will make the foam firmer and that also makes the inside of the wheel flat I have also run the panther switches and they work ok but I have found the a taper pins with good hard foam workes the best the tire stands up better and doesnt roll off the rim

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So Brad can you tell me approxamtely how much width wise you cut off? thanx
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jamminjay and speedbump,you are talking about two different dirtburners

speed, you're thinking of the dirtburners in missouri, right? - kyosho gas race?
we have one here in commerce twp, michigan which is our local indoor dirt track, hard clay surface.

jamminjay, I live in macomb county, I plan on racing at dirtburners this winter with my 1/8 scale and my gt. I wouldn't doubt if they will still allow cut tires for the club events, but for any big race, I doubt it.
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and your GT? hmm didyou race there last year? I usually race a drake truck, so I was just curious if I knew you? i plan on trying to race my 1/8 and drake this year as well.
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i was out a couple of times in january during the week running practice, never had the time to race on sundays. But I am defitnitley racing this winter, splitting time between carpet at larry's and dirt at db's, maybe even a trip or two to washtenaw. Are you going to run the state champs at redline?
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hmmm, I guess not, I don't even know where thats at?
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it is 5 miles west of port huron, check out rcxxx.com and go under off road racing, you'll see mi. state champs...redline pre-registered list
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