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Old 01-14-2006, 01:51 PM   #1
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Well, please post any questions or comments about tires, compounds, inserts, rims, etc.

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Is tread pattern part that touches the insert the same on all Losi tires specifically the taper pins (pinks) and X-2000's (pinks) for 10th scale buggies?

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A lot of Losi tires have tread on the inside of the tire. I've never known the scientific reason for this, however, I've always thought of it as tread for the foam. The rubber can grip the foam better, but then again, I don't know how this would help. Lately, I've been using spray glue to glue the foam to the rim. It makes the tire more consistant in roll and traction wise.

That's my input.
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do you guys think foam is a necessity for tires? does it really help that much?
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If you didn't have foam in the tire it would be like running on a flat tire. Unles you are talking about tires for a Monster truck, which i think are strong enough to not need foam. But I'm not 100% sure.
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tires are give or take 85+% of your setup. Compound, pattern and insert are crutial to a good setup and well handeling car. Generally though, unless you're running offroad on a track that allows for slicks, you'll be using the stock foam. But, be sure to get your compound correct!

Another thing is, experiment with foam forming. Cut the foam edges to fit the tire inner tire better. This will allow the foam to conform to the tire wall better and allow for a more consistant feel.
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