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Old 02-29-2012, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Rufus2000
We're starting our own series similar to RCGT and USGT and could use your advise, so I have a question for you guys...
I noticed on the USVTA page that the USGT rules do not allow belted tires. Why is that? And how can I find out if a racer using x-patterns is using the belted ones... or an ilegal insert for that matter.
You would probably have to spin the tires at full throttle and see how much they balloon out. The non-belted tires will balloon out much more than the belted tires.

As far as inserts go, I don't know how you would be able to tell the difference in inserts.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:27 PM
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We noticed that the belted tires squealed way more than than the regular tires. But that was on concrete and asphalt...
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Hey, im looking for an inside driver for less than $22. Is this possible or am i stuck with the proline guy?
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oops wrong thread.. thanks for the quick reply guys.
I just noticed the USGT thread.
Will post some pictures there
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by LasagnaCat
Is it time to revisit the "Wheels and tires designated as "front" must be used as front tires/wheels, "rear" wheels/tires must used as rear" rule?

(my favorite rule revision ever )
Not gonna happen
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Originally Posted by NovakTwo
Our upcoming Club esc is really One-Touch and Go!™:
I evaluated the Club last weekend and it will be added shortly. Charlie was on top of this!
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Originally Posted by Rufus2000
We're starting our own series similar to RCGT and USGT and could use your advise, so I have a question for you guys...
I noticed on the USVTA page that the USGT rules do not allow belted tires. Why is that? And how can I find out if a racer using x-patterns is using the belted ones... or an ilegal insert for that matter.
If you look at the USGT thread, a lot of guys complained about X patterns, since they were pretty expensive once you put them together (around $40/4 tires). There are a lot of unbelted tires that are around $10/pr or even less. I found some tires that were great and the set was approximately $12 for a set. This was through Integy.

However, we have found a lot of success with a local series sponsored by a battery/motor company using the Solaris slick tire premounted on their spoked rim. They are usually around $28 a set and last a long time in this application. There is now a provision in the rules for an event/series/track to spec a premounted tire on a spoke rim to make it easy.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by robk
I evaluated the Club last weekend and it will be added shortly. Charlie was on top of this!
He must have sent you a "pre-orange" prototype...

Good for Charlie!
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Originally Posted by robk
If you look at the USGT thread, a lot of guys complained about X patterns, since they were pretty expensive once you put them together (around $40/4 tires). There are a lot of unbelted tires that are around $10/pr or even less. I found some tires that were great and the set was approximately $12 for a set. This was through Integy.

However, we have found a lot of success with a local series sponsored by a battery/motor company using the Solaris slick tire premounted on their spoked rim. They are usually around $28 a set and last a long time in this application. There is now a provision in the rules for an event/series/track to spec a premounted tire on a spoke rim to make it easy.
Do you have the url to those integy tires? We can get the Solaris spoked tires for $25 a set here. To use them as a spec tire in USGT would be nice. I think our club was looking at making this class with a 21.5 motor, no spec tire, but if athe Solaris spoked was an accepted tire then that would be awesome.
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Originally Posted by 429racer
Do you have the url to those integy tires? We can get the Solaris spoked tires for $25 a set here. To use them as a spec tire in USGT would be nice. I think our club was looking at making this class with a 21.5 motor, no spec tire, but if athe Solaris spoked was an accepted tire then that would be awesome.
http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...=714&p_catid=4

http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...=715&p_catid=4

http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...=716&p_catid=4

Those 3 tires are about the same, outside of the tread. I don't think the tread matters.

http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...=355&p_catid=4
Wheels $1.49
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Thanks alot Rob, that is awesome!
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Originally Posted by 6376vette
Glad HPI seems to be interested in fixing this problem. Hopefully they will begin to participate in this thread like Novak does.
And on that note, I had a great experience with Novak's customer service department dealing with an out of production unit. Just felt like giving them public recognition for being top notch!
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Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe
And on that note, I had a great experience with Novak's customer service department dealing with an out of production unit. Just felt like giving them public recognition for being top notch!
Really? Ive never had a issue with any Novak product Ive ever had....until last weekend. I bought a ballisitic 25.5 and the sensor board went bad after 2 races. Ill have to call them tomorrow, so Im glad to see positive feed back here.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:17 PM
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I need to lower the weight on my car as much as possible to run it in multiple classes and one of the places I am looking to do so is in the wiring. Does anyone think I would have a problem if I completely wired my speed control with tq 16 gauge wire for vta with a 2 cell 25.5?
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another thing would be to get another set of tires, those fat 31mm tires and wheels on the rear will have a lot of weight.
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