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Old 01-24-2008, 10:41 AM
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with teh amount of rubber tire racing on carpet going on now in the u.s.,
how long will it take for rubber tire racing to take over foam racing in the u.s.?
i say one year.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:43 AM
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with teh amount of rubber tire racing on carpet going on now in the u.s.,
how long will it take for rubber tire racing to take over foam racing in the u.s.?
i say one year.
Become more popular yes, take over, never. Foam on carpet is too fun.
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Rubber tires does seem to be gaining a lot of ground. A year ago in our area there was none. Now there are 2 track running it and it out numbers foam (slightly).
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Rubber tires does seem to be gaining a lot of ground. A year ago in our area there was none. Now there are 2 track running it and it out numbers foam (slightly).
yes, it has become very popular at my track. i imagine it will be a matter of time that foam will disappear for electric sedans. plus more tire life with rubber on carpet.
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Yeah I really enjoy rubber tires on carpet. You get a lot of hold-outs that dont like it b/c it requires a bit more setup on the car. Id rather spend more time having to setup my car then all the tire truing, adjusting ride height, etc. Plus the tires last a lot longer for me then foam did.
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that's why i like it. setup is more important wiht rubber tires. i still think carpet foam sedan racing will be dead in a year.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:16 AM
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Foam tires can make average drivers look incredible.
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Originally Posted by FARBES View Post
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Foam tires can make average drivers look incredible.
Maybe I should switch back to foam tires
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Maybe I should switch back to foam tires
I feel like I've improved more (driving and understanding of setup) in 3 months on rubbers than I did in 3 years on foams. You're really penalized for bad driving technique, which is a good learning tool. I caught hell locally for saying so, but foam tires can be a crutch, masking bad driving technique. All the other foam annoyances are well-documented, and moving away from those is a nice fringe benefit.

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true i bet half of the fast faom racers couldnt be as fast in rubber.
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I also don't think that foam will ever "die" even with the current increase in rubber tire racing. IMHO as long as the foam cars are putting up better lap times rubber tires will be the "little brother" of racing. It does seem like alot of fun though and it's a blast to watch. Some of the cars almost seem "driftish" which is pretty cool.
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true i bet half of the fast faom racers couldnt be as fast in rubber.
Na, the top foam guys could wheel it anywhere. It takes a lot of talent and skill to wheel a foam car at the top level, don't be fooled. Those guys will spank everybody in rubber, too.
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