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Old 09-06-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:25 AM   #2
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What compounds have been working for TC and 1/12 on carpet.

GQ has multi-compound 1/12 fronts, any one tried these yet. I have had good success using their nitro foams on my VoneRRR.
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I tried the Black/Grey fronts on my 1/12th scale this last weekend with Tan rears and it worked pretty good. They seem to give a pretty good balance as well as actually staying consistant for 8 minutes. This was with Paragon.
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In TC...originally we came up with Red/Tan front and Tan rears...

Overall with the TC foam I don't think it's generally that same makeup that Parma, Jaca, TRC, etc use. If traction is low the foam work well but that's probably because they are really soft. Once traction gets Med to High they are pretty much to "mushy". They'll start the run good but after a minute or two they start to wander because of the foam not being firm enough.

I'm hoping the change the type of foam they use for the indoor tires. It's almost like it's an outdoor nitro car type foam.


As a company they are great and the US Distributor has always been helpful and willing to try new things. With the right input I think they eventually will become better in the carpet scene. In the Nitro scene they seem very strong and have the right compounds.
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I have an XRay 05 and use Black/Gray up front and Grays on the back and they work well for me. I use Niftech sauce on them. I like the way they look and the color they come in. It would be nice at times just to have plain white but I use Orange a lot on my bodies.

They wear really well. The ones I have used havent chunked yet nor has a rim ever broke on me. Jacos used to chunk and crack rims all the time for some reason.
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I ran last year indoor with the red/magenta fronts and magenta rears in TC Stock. I found the wear to be pretty decent and the traction good... old carpet... you pick out a million fibres from between rounds. I also never broke a rim, and the chunking wasn't as bad as Jacos, but I ca my edges to help prevent that.
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We have had great success with them and used red magenta/magenta in stock, and either red/tan or black/gray with tans in the rear in 19T.

Both of us made it to the A-main at the carpet Nats in Stockton.

The rims are indestructible.....
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I have ran Red/Magenta, Magenta in old ozite carpet for 19T when the traction is high(er), Red/Tan, Tan for lower bite.

Generally Red/Tan, Tan for me in mod. The R/T, T compound has amazing lateral grip. Cornering is very well.

The key for me has been to clean them with motorspray after every run.

As for nitro tires, they are simply amazing, a LOT lower wear then Jaco's and wheels are undestructible. I can't tell you how many guys switched to running GQ nitro tires in this region after I started running them last year.

In our region biggest 2-day race in August, if I remember correctly, only 2 cars out of 10 cars in the 200mm A-main were not on GQ tyres! I have only missed TQ in 1 race this whole summer and have lost only 3 races (2 while leading, 1 DNS) due to mechanical failures, NOT because my tires were up to par.

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Yeah, I have been very satisfied with the tires for Nitro. Never broke a wheel either. I've tried Black/Grey Greys and Red/Mag Mag but as some one else said, seemed too soft. Maybe cleaning them would help. As far as a new carpet tire materials/compounds, is that in the works? That would be sweet, they do seem like nitro tires to me, but I did start on Ellegi's when I started running carpet.

What 1/12 tires, anyone tried the dual compounds yet. I'm going to get a couple sets soon to try. I'm still waiting for my 1/8 offroad bug to wear off.
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Agreed, awesome tires. red/tan tan and red/magenta magenta seem best on most tracks in stock and 19 TC. Black and grey compunds seem to go away a little for me. Long wearing, low chunking and not one broken rim in about 30 sets. I'm gonna try the same compounds in 1/12 this season.
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What did you think of the red/tan tan combo versus the red/magenta magenta combo for stock? I've been running the magenta combo above and love them, and was considering trying other compounds
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Give it a shot. It (Red/Tan, Tan) has more lateral grip in the corner and of course translate to more steering. Some might feel the car is too "stuck", but you can run a little bit stiffer springs to transition quicker.

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Although this is an electric forum, but GQ related nevertheless.

GQ Tyres swept the podium in 200mm at the ROAR Region 11 Gas Championship. I was able to take TQ and the win for GQ Tyres in the 45 min Main, 2nd place finisher was another GQ team driver Mike Ellis. Take home 3rd was Darrell Skelton also running GQ tyres! GQ Tyres beat out GRP, PMT, and Jaco/Serpent tires!!!

This is also GQ back-to-back win at gas regional!

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Electric forum it is... So if you ran an electric touring car...

What combinations have you or would you run on asphalt?

What would anyone suggest for the new Tamiya F103GT pan car that uses TC rims? We used to run Purple/Pink and or White with the old F1 car.

Please include Shore ratings if possible.

What's the best website or way to get the tires in a week or less?

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