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Old 12-27-2002, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default Parking lot tires (24mm) - suggestions please !

Anyone have any suggestion for inserts and tires that I should use for parking lot racing (asphalte)?

I have a YOKOMO YR-4M2.

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Old 12-27-2002, 08:54 PM   #2
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I really hate to do this to you, but try using the search option. There was a really good thread a couple of weeks ago about parking lot tire selection and you should be able to pull it up in a search. Use "parking lot tire or tires" for your search parameters.
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Old 12-28-2002, 12:05 AM   #3
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Sorex, Pit Shimizu, and Take Off all make great tires for asphalt racing. I personally use Take Offs for asphalt and they work great.
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Thank's "Popsracer" I found the thread !
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Look's like I will try the Yokomo 138G's with HPI 24mm red inserts.


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I found a set of YOKOMO HOT LAPS XT-4MNR. Anyone know if they are good tires ?
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Try the Take-offs pre-mounted tires. They make them in C22, C27, and C32 compounds and they go for like $34. Its a really good deal on really good tires. Plus they come mounted on multispoke wheels, and not dish wheels!

Thats about all most people ran around here last during the outdoor season this year.
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Old 12-28-2002, 11:41 AM   #8
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What do you recommend C22, C27, or C32.

The track is asphalte - parking lot. Temperature is not like Texas here but mostly moderate like upper 70's .
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Try the 27's first. i'm in Florida and they have been great in 60 degree weather all the way to the 90's. Be advised....they have much better grip when they are warm or have a couple of laps on them. Good Luck
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Make sure you label the inside of your rims with a felt marker when you mount a new set of tires. The Yokomo's are not labeled on the sidewall with the compound like the Take-Off's and Sorex's are.
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sugesttions for outdoor cold weather i live and race by d.c. and the weather is allways changing
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Another good tip from "Popsracer" re. the labelling ! I see you've been at this for a while....

I'm going to stick with the YOKO 138G and HPI red inserts.

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Canuck;

Another thing to do is, keep your extra sets of tires in a "Zip-Lock" baggie to keep then from dring out.

The Yoko 138G's and HPI Red inserts should work fine on Rough asphalt. As a Second choice tire, pick up a set of Team Sorex 36R's and more HPI Red inserts. This will give you tires that will work on any asphalt surface.
If the asphalt is older and rough (weathered) then the 138G's should be better. On Fresh or resealed asphalt, the 36R's usually will out-grip the Yokomo's.

Take-Off 27CS's would be a good for a 3rd set of tires. You can usually buy the Pre-mounted sets cheaper than doing it yourself.
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Thank's Popsracer !
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Hey "Popsracer" , some people are saying that the YOKOMO will only last 2 or 3 runs ! Is that true or just a pile of *&%*&? ...

They are saying that the TAKE OFF tires CS27 are better !
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