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Old 10-06-2007, 06:28 AM   #1
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I have a TC4. Im racing on the streets (cement). Right now Im using tamiya radial tires. Im wondering if I can use foam tires for street racing. Will these wear off longer than radial? I dont want to use slicks since it's expensive for street use.

Do you have any suggestions?

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I have a TC4. Im racing on the streets (cement). Right now Im using tamiya radial tires. Im wondering if I can use foam tires for street racing. Will these wear off longer than radial? I dont want to use slicks since it's expensive for street use.

Do you have any suggestions?

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if it is cement, you can try the HPI advan belted tires, 33r, they are, in my opinion, the best ones for cement.... but cement, not asphalt...

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why can not use Sorex 28R or 32R ???
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Save your money, dont get anything other then SOREX,TAKEOFF,JACO or RP for rubber tires. Get compounds in the 27C and higher and you will get grip and long life. And these will be slicks, dont bother with radials. If your thinking radials will help with dusty surface forget it, nothing sticks on dusty surfaces.
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i think you're right bro...i used to run slicks tyre (Sorex) in cement surface...using tyre warmer with a little amount of tyre traction will help you so much..
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Thanks guys.

I use radial tyres because it's the cheapest here in Philippines. We race here like "touge" battles on straight street cemented road (with betting he he he) with constant obstacles like people walking, cars and public jeeps passing by (part of the challenge). I know there are better tyres like sorex but they're for track use. I will try the HPI belted radials though. Ive also noticed that using radials on dusty cemented road makes the car drift at times (fun). Im racing against a 7-cell HPI RS4s, TT01s and some 1/10 nitro cars.

Joel Lagace- What do you mean by compounds in 27C? Is that foam?

Im contemplating on using foam since 1/8 on road nitro cars are using it but some say that foam tyres wear out faster on unprepared surface.

Or would a rally tyres help?

Is there any RC tyre made specifically for street use?
Are all tyres belted?

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I run a TT-01 so don't you dare beat it or else!!!!
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SKIP the HPI tires, if your on a budget why experiment with tires we already know suck??

27C is refering to its temperature rating. Rubber tires use a Celsius temp rating. So normally you pic a tire around your track temperature. Super stricky is 24C supper hard 40C
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