R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-28-2017, 02:03 PM   #1
Tech Rookie
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 7
Default Parking lot off road racing help

We have a handful of guys that want to race on a paved parking lot with plywood jumps. So what should I make the track with?
the track will not be clean (some loose gravel) so what tires would work the best and not wear out in 1 race. Slicks or a tire with pattern?
Thanks for any thoughts or info
Slapuchuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2017, 05:08 PM   #2
Tech Addict
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 630
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)

I'd think RTR style tires, or one of the street tires. For example, the Proline Street Fighter.

I would make sure the landings for your jumps are sufficiently long such that you can downside them. Or even have a few sheets of plywood down as your landing zone, if you're planning to just land on flat ground. Better yet, cover the plywood with some cheap outdoor carpet. Otherwise, I imagine you are going to destroy your chassis in no time.

I also suggest racing Short course trucks. Buggies and stadium trucks both have too much potential for carnage flipping over on pavement. Short course trucks really protect everything with their large bodies though. Stadium trucks might not be too bad as the towers are covered by the body, but buggies would definitely get trashed.
Callaway is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Off Road Thread (ALL SCALES UNITE) suntok2 Manila Racers 18645 01-07-2016 02:13 AM
The Big Locked Thread donitaROSE Manila Racers 89718 03-26-2015 08:17 AM
HOBBYTOWN USA NITRO & ELECTRIC ON ROAD RACING rcpaintinpete Florida Racing 836 11-09-2012 07:50 PM
360 RC SPEEDWAY & HOBBIES Sal Amato Racing Forum 6760 06-20-2010 08:10 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:22 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net