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Old 01-23-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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Alrighty folks - my LHS is starting to carry the GRP tires and I was curious to see who has ran these on carpet?

All they have is shore ratings, but I was wanting to hear from folks that have actually raced with these...


http://www.grptires.com/
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I know guys ran them at our track last year and did not like them on Carpet, in fact they all wnt back to Jaco's or Parma's.

I used the GRP tires for Nitro outdoor racing and think they are great.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:04 AM   #3
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Alrighty folks - my LHS is starting to carry the GRP tires and I was curious to see who has ran these on carpet?

All they have is shore ratings, but I was wanting to hear from folks that have actually raced with these...


http://www.grptires.com/
i ran a set a weeks ago and they are pretty good they felt like the jacos to me , but i dont race that much on carpet , the best thing is that they came already trued to 58mm!i ran magenta and cyan i got them from tower
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GRP tires are amazing, they are the exact same foam as parmas/trc's however they are on a Jaco style offset rim. I ran them a couple weeks ago and will continue to run them!
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I ran one set this weekend I got from stormer, and I really like them, they held up amazing, hardly chunked and I didn't crack a rim like I do with parma's. I just ordered 2 more sets
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I've been running them on my Nitro car also, very nice tire, great construction. I've never tried the carpet foams, but the nitros are put together very well
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anyone know if a set of 4 26mm grp foams are lighter or heavier than a set of 4 dish wheels 24mm with sorex 36 and b med inserts?
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foam is usally lighter than rubber. i would say 99 times out of 10 that that would be a true statement. and yes thats 99
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tower now carries them:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...L=++&search=Go

I absolutely love the idea of 58mm starting dia... wonder why Jaco and Parma don't offer them...
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GRP carpet compounds for 1/12 onroad, 1/10 oval pan car and 1/10 sedan are not new. they used be sold by TRC/Trinity. when TRC/Trinity partnered with JACO...GRP started selling the same tires/wheels under their own name. Parma tires use GRP foam, it's in fine print somewhere on the box.
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I absolutely love the idea of 58mm starting dia... wonder why Jaco and Parma don't offer them...
Stay tuned.....
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I ran the GRP tires this weekend and they where just as good as the parmas...
Hmmmmm look at the bar code label on a parma box"made in italy by GRP"
they where $3 cheaper at mlhs and came trued to 58mm to me thats a pretty good deal they get an A+ from me !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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To me coming pre trued is no big deal. BUT to a new racer who is just starting out it's huge in my book it's one less thing they need to be concerned with at first it always makes me shake my head when a person just starting out is driven out of RC racing by the fact they felt they needed to invest in a tire truer among other expensive items so they could race even though tracks nowadays have one for the racers to use it takes away from practice time when they have to true up a set of tires before the can hit the track and sometimes there is a line of guys waiting to use it when you buy your tires on race day. The GRP tires are the answer to this a guy can buy his tires bolt them on and go just absolutely a great idea 2 thumbs up GRP......
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I have an Xray T2. I was wondering if I need the T2 Wheel Shims, .75mm Offset, Part Number: XRA305380 for the GRP tires to work properly on my car?

I was hoping that someone might know the answer to this. Thanks
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I've been running GRP tires for a while now, and I love them! I don't find much of a difference compared to Parma's or Jaco's but the fact that they come out of the box at 58mm is a plus.
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