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Old 03-06-2007, 10:30 AM
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Hi guys.

Im looking for a tire that gives reasonable grip on dusty tarmac. Air temperature range between 10-25 C.

Anybody has experience with this kind of track conditions can share some input?

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Old 03-06-2007, 05:25 PM
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I haven't raced on "dirty" asphalt but I have raced in the rain on wet asphalt. I had to put away the CS-22/27's and go to a set of HPI X-Patterns. I've never used them in club racing but I was surprised because they worked really well. Everyone else was sliding around and slowing down a lot through corners when my car just maintained grip everywhere.

I actually bring a set of X-Patterns with me now just in case.

It could work for what you're looking for.
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:33 PM
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I have run the HPI "Super Radial" treaded tires on an unprepared (dirty) parking lot, and they hooked up better than any slick tires. The funny part was, when we cleaned the parking lot and sprayed it with sugar-water, the treaded tires no longer worked. It seems like they needed that light amount of dust for the grooves in the tires to hook up.
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The stock kit/rtr treaded tires for the TC4 work well on unprepared surfaces. They also have pretty good wear life...
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Thanks for all the replies guys

Now i have an ideia of what i should look for

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Originally Posted by G Ace
I have run the HPI "Super Radial" treaded tires on an unprepared (dirty) parking lot, and they hooked up better than any slick tires. The funny part was, when we cleaned the parking lot and sprayed it with sugar-water, the treaded tires no longer worked. It seems like they needed that light amount of dust for the grooves in the tires to hook up.

I noticed the exact same thing

My outdoor track is usually dirty from trees and dust. On the weekend, rc trafic 'cleanes' the asphalt and both sorex and cs work great, but on the week i cant find a slick tire that grips. I have found a tire that works (weird chinese brand that doesnt worth mentioning). Problem is, with brushless power and spool, i cant get more than 5 runs on one set of those
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Originally Posted by Goonish
I haven't raced on "dirty" asphalt but I have raced in the rain on wet asphalt. I had to put away the CS-22/27's and go to a set of HPI X-Patterns. I've never used them in club racing but I was surprised because they worked really well. Everyone else was sliding around and slowing down a lot through corners when my car just maintained grip everywhere.

I actually bring a set of X-Patterns with me now just in case.

It could work for what you're looking for.
Is there a particular part number for those HPI tyres or is X-Pattern the name of them?

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Sorry wrong facts........
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Try 4496 - there are at least 2 different grades, from memory the 4496 performs the best the other is a little harder.
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DUNLOP D01J RACING RADIAL INNER MESH 24mm (D20) (2)
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I second the reccomendation for the HPI treaded tires on dirty asphalt they work wonders.
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HPI has a lot of different part numbers for different tread and compound tires...

http://www.hpiracing.com/tires/touring.php
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