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Old 05-09-2007, 09:00 PM
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How can you tell when I rubber tire is worn? Or when it is time to change the set of tires?

I personally run cs27, because of the availabilty at my local hobbyshop.

Any input of info is much appreciated.
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:23 PM
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till they wont grip anymore is when i toss them and thats with tire traction
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The tyre is black when you buy it, use it until it turns a shade of grey. You should know the grey colour as it is the colour of canvass, wait until all the grey is even and then bin it, or, another way is when the rim shits itself
Thats the way we do it downunder
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When you will feel the foam insert starting to break down. The tire itself will get a little spongy feeling. That's when the tire will really start giving up speed. Obviously, when you crack a wheel or tear a side wall.
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Originally Posted by AUSSIE BOB
The tyre is black when you buy it, use it until it turns a shade of grey. You should know the grey colour as it is the colour of canvass, wait until all the grey is even and then bin it, or, another way is when the rim shits itself
Thats the way we do it downunder
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what rims are you running dude? i've never had a rim shit itself !!!!! j/k
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what rims are you running dude? i've never had a rim shit itself !!!!! j/k
thanks for the laugh
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you know your tyres are gone when you start grinding the rims to dust, and when the negetive ground clearance scrapes through the chassis into your batteries... my mentality is a little TOO tight budgeted...
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:35 PM
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It depends what surface you are running on. On carpet, if you are on a tight budget you change when a groove on the inside of the tire occurs. If you have money to throw around, when the middle molding line wears down.
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueBird-sr
It depends what surface you are running on. On carpet, if you are on a tight budget you change when a groove on the inside of the tire occurs. If you have money to throw around, when the middle molding line wears down.
Yeah like you know, you have picked tires out of the trash that I threw away!!!
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only one sure way: lap times, they go down you need new tires
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I can begin to tell when I see the rims ripping out through my slashed tires
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I think it really depends on what you're doing. For racing you'd want to change the tires when you notice a drop in traction and lap times. However if you're just parking lot bashing then you could literally run them until they fall apart.
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Originally Posted by HVFracingwilly
Yeah like you know, you have picked tires out of the trash that I threw away!!!
And I beat you with them!
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Originally Posted by BlueBird-sr
And I beat you with them!
WHEN??????
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