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Old 05-07-2003, 02:26 PM   #1
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peformance difference?

I was wondering what the performance difference was between low pro slicks and normal slicks? I know that the profile is the distance between the edge of the rim and the edge of the tire.
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What brand of tire for what car?
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Old 05-07-2003, 03:24 PM   #3
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I'm using hpi pro compound for my tamiya tl-01.
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Those will work. Sorex 28R tires are the ticket for carpet, 36R for asphalt.
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Old 05-07-2003, 03:59 PM   #5
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I was wondering what the performance difference was between low pro slicks and normal slicks? I know that the profile is the distance between the edge of the rim and the edge of the tire.
That's a good question. The purpose of the two are for two racing styles. The low profile slicks reduces the amount of sidewall flex keeping more of a contact patch with the ground.
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so they get better grip?
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In theory, yes. But there are so many other variables to affect grip: setup, dust, body, wind, weight, etc. It really comes down to preference.
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i have found taller side wall tyres come to to working temp faster due to tyre flex making heat
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I have regular profole tires in the front. will that make my front go faster?
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Personally, I have found very few instances in which the PL H13 tire has actually hooked up well on a race course...

IF you are planning to race the car - go to the track, watch the fast guys on the track and ask them what tire they are running while they are in the pits... most racers will be happy to share the knowledge of what works on a particular race course.

For playing around on the street - I would go with any type of tire you can get... something along the lines of CS's line of tires which come prebuilt would be great, otherwise, Sorex's tires seem to give great traction and wear.

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Old 05-08-2003, 06:36 PM   #11
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I am just playing on the street but I'm reaching about 45mph and I'm trying to get as much grip as I can.
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