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Old 01-06-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default Best gripping tires for tc5, cold weather

Hi all,

I have a tc5 with a novak 3.5r brushless powered by a novak GTB and a 4800 mah lipo.

The car is used for bashing, I run it in empty parking lots. I live in new england and the roads are very cold this time of year. It's very hard to keep the car going in a straight line when I give it full throttle because it just peels out.

Can someone make some recomendations with links for the best tires for these conditions, so I can not peel out all the time?

Perhaps the car is just overpowered.

Thanks

P.S. Here are the current tires I have on it.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...p?&I=LXHUL9&P=
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:31 PM   #2
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any racing tire will work wonders. ygpm
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:19 AM   #3
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mate those tires are crap as for grip,

you need some sorex 28's with B or C medium inserts

i wouldnt go much lower number tyre unless its freezing, then you may want to try sorex 24's

try to remember that with some wheel spin from the 3.5 motor that should generate a fair amount of heat in the tyres.


but yeah any sorex or rp or take off racing slick would be grippyer than those venom magnetics.

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/defaul...a&filter_id=35

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=2962

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=18688

Remember to use 24mm wide rims with any of theese tyres (not 26mm)

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Old 01-07-2008, 06:34 AM   #4
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as for it not going in a straight line, i would recommend you setup your car, when you have a 3.5 motor in it everthing to do with your setup is exaggerated. The slightest tweak and your car will be rubbish. If its pulling to one side, try balancing the weight left side to right side so its equal. Also, try some racing slicks, you can get them pre-glued so you dont have to mess with them.
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Perhaps the car is just overpowered.
Umm, You think.... For those conditions, probably so.

Let's see, freezing temps, rubber tires, pavement, I can't see anything good happening here with those crappy Venom tires. You can get some tire warmers, but that will only help for a few minutes. Softer rubber will help as recommended above, but only so much when using a 3.5 BL motor. When using this much power, running conditions and setup are absolutely critical to a good driving car.

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Thanks for the responses guys, I will try some of those tires and see how it works. I don't have those drug dealin scales to see how well balanced it is, so I just had to guess....but I figure the 2 cell lipo on one side and motor/speed control/receiver/servo on the other should be fairly close.
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Thanks for the responses guys, I will try some of those tires and see how it works. I don't have those drug dealin scales to see how well balanced it is, so I just had to guess....but I figure the 2 cell lipo on one side and motor/speed control/receiver/servo on the other should be fairly close.
Not really. That configuration is good with NiCad/NiMH batteries which weigh more than LiPo so your logic is flawed there. Add about 4 or 5 ounces (100 to 150 gram) to the battery side when using Lipo to balance things out.
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I was using a 4600 mah 6C nimh, which seemed alot heavier than the other electronics combined, the thing was a monster. I would have to get a scale to really tell I think. The car seemed to pull a little to the right with the nimh pack and doesn't pull anymore with the lipo. Although its really hard to tell when I can't get on the throttle hard.

Then again, I'm a noob with the touring cars, so my car setup could be messed up too....
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Where in New England are you? Where we are in the middle of the January thaw, the roads will still be frozen solid. The stickiest tires will help out loads. If you're just bashing, you can go with foams if you can keep them dry... There are indoor carpet tracks all through New England with racers that would love to help you out. Of course, the 3.5 will be a little much for the indoor scene. If you're near RCE, I can give you a stock motor and we can get you started in racing.

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