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Old 06-22-2007, 06:18 AM   #1
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I've got 3 sets of Sorex Tyres that i havn't used since last november along with the rest of my r/c gear. Took the car down to the track and the thing handeled like a bucket of lard! Understeer. Spinning offpower. Taily on power.

I was told that my tyres would be "off" even through they are hardly used.

Would this be the case? Do tyres really have a lifespan even if they are not used?
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If the tires are inside their bag supponsigly they are ok.
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Old 06-22-2007, 06:32 AM   #3
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Well, my slick tires get really bad after a year or so, and foams, heh, forget about it, but yea, it's rubber, so it'll mess up eventually, especially if it's in a hot place. They act just like car tires, you let them sit too long and they'll dry rot.
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If you have not stored your tires in a air tight bag over that period then its quite a goner.

I qould store my tires in a air tight bag and apply a layer of traction compound so that the air around can't react with the rubber and degrade it.

I recommend that you get a set of new tires,probably the only thing you can salvage are in the inserts in the tires.
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GREAT thread for this type question

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=59268

You can try soaking the tires in a oil-based traction compound for a long time, even overnight.
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My tires have a pretty good life.

I provide them with a nice home, bathe them, sing to them, and take them to the local arts festival.
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My tires have a pretty good life.

I provide them with a nice home, bathe them, sing to them, and take them to the local arts festival.
And they probably pay you back by being moody and wanting to sit around all day on their arse's playing Xbox
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I've left tires in a ziplock bag for over a year and they still preform the same way when I left them there a year ago. So as long as its sealed then it should be alright.
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Could be air in the shocks, are you sure you didn't put like 28's in the front and 36's in the rear.
And was the track preped.?
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My tires have a pretty good life.

I provide them with a nice home, bathe them, sing to them, and take them to the local arts festival.

That's hilarious.... but what? No trip to DisneyLand for your Tyres?
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