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Old 09-05-2006, 09:46 AM   #16
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Check out the new Parma Indigo front's with their standard Magenta rear, compared to a cyan the indigo steers more, is easier to drive and scrubs less, I havent found a level of bite so far that they have not been superior in.
i agree. they are the tire to have, for almost every race. they are way faster in low grip, and they wear much better because the hard ring on them never peels off when compared to the "orange" material. and because it is very hard, you can run larger tires than you normally would and you'll still get the reactivity you do with small tires, or wraps because the sidewall holds firm.

so basically, the parma indigos offer:

- more laps at a competitive pace
- faster laps at low-mid grip levels

parma is offering an engineered and tested product with better wear/adhesion and the same, or better, lap times.
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:46 AM   #17
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People going to run Indigo at Vegas!? We will need a update for the high bite!
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:03 AM   #18
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so far, the indigo tires have looked good. we have been testing them for months here in cleveland.

tq and win, stock sedan at the michigan state race (med grip/paragon)
tq'ed the summer sizzler at trackside (med grip/jack)
tq and win, vegas warm-up at fastcats (med grip/jack)

i think they will work fine in high grip, but your car may have to be set around them, which is pretty normal for a well setup tc. paul c. tested them at the snowbirds in mod, and the car stayed down very well.

and this is all without using c/a on the sidewalls.
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:54 AM   #19
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I am going to experiment with more of Parma's 12th compounds like Black front and black rear. My T-fource didnt like Black fronts, but others running the CRC 3.2r run Black fronts.

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Ray blacks work well on really high bite for t-bar cars in stock but you have to dope almost the whole tire when the side wall is glued. it will take the edge off and keep it from tipping. I think if it gets as high bite as it did last year in vegas I'll be running blacks up front.

purples had too much bite and were tippy, but fast.

might give them another shot
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New JACO "Stock tires":
New wheel
Narrow width
Lower profile
Lower price
2-stage
Lighter
Stronger wheel
Improved drivability
Lower lap times

Jack, Will these be available before/at IIC?

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Yes. Right now CEFX has some as does AB Charles. We will have them in Vegas and before. We can sell some to shops that are interested in giving us feedback. "Official" release will be next week.
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I think it is time for a spec foam tc tire. Are you guys tired of wondering what compound some people run ? will you have the latest compound. We will have them at the track........no testing, but only a few have them now.
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I think it is time for a spec foam tc tire. Are you guys tired of wondering what compound some people run ? will you have the latest compound. We will have them at the track........no testing, but only a few have them now.
Theres very little mystery in foam tires. Sure-theres the occasional compound that one or a few drivers have that we all find out later they had, but its far from the rule. if you cannot make your car work on jaco 2-stage tires or Parma Cyan and Magenta tires at a big race-youve got bigger problems!!
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but as far as i saw some of the factory driver setup they are using F/R magenta for 1/12 modified and Hara and Marc was using F/R double pink in modified touring in vegas race last year.
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schreff/seaball, would you guys still reccomend those tire combinations for running 19t TC on carpet without any additive?

We've ran control (orion 40 shore fr/rr) tires the last few years but they have opened things up this year. It's Primatrack GT carpet so there is plenty of grip and there might be up to ten 1/12th cars running on the same day laying down a little additive. Do you guys run the same width foams fr/rr? Cheers.
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i would say yes.

so far, the only time that i would recommend cyan over indigo is when the grip gets high enough that the cyans have tons of steering. at a big race, i think the cyans are easier to drive. the orange sidewall flex softens the car up on center. some guys like the allot of turn-in (schreff), while others don't. that's a preference, but i think the indigos will be faster in anything but high grip. they will still be fast in high grip, but maybe not as necessary as they will be at a club race.

also, for the 2-stage crowd: you can get the feeling of 2-stage tires when the indigos are cut to 54mm or so because they don't peel up. of course, not at a roar event.

i can't say enough about the range of sizes that these indigo tires are good at. i run them larger to start (57mm), and keep running them until they are super reactive at 54 and lower! they are still fast at 54mm. that's like 8-10 runs on a set of front tires that you immediately start fast with!
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Yes. Right now CEFX has some as does AB Charles. We will have them in Vegas and before. We can sell some to shops that are interested in giving us feedback. "Official" release will be next week.
These are the tires labeled 26mm with the odd looking wheel correct? Im going to try these out tomorrow
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I have ran a plaid/purple combination before and was wondering if anyone has used the indigo's with purple rears? What is your impression?
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but as far as i saw some of the factory driver setup they are using F/R magenta for 1/12 modified and Hara and Marc was using F/R double pink in modified touring in vegas race last year.
Thats got to be a typo because a dbl pink front as opposed to a dbl pink orange on frnt will be nearly undriveable. Youd have to have such a different set-up to make it work.
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I have ran a plaid/purple combination before and was wondering if anyone has used the indigo's with purple rears? What is your impression?
I'm the KING of mismatching tires to run on a weekly basis, i run what i can find that day, I ran Cyan/Purple last week and really didnt notice a HUGE difference but what I did notice was i had to use about 1/8 less compound up front to keep the car from being overly aggressive....thats MY impression....-T- take from that what you can get.
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