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Old 08-27-2001, 05:26 PM
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what car do you run?
Right now I have a TC3....... bone stock.

maybe getting the new Losi .......
it looks HOT!!!

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Old 08-27-2001, 06:54 PM
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usually you will use a softer tire. I use rubber tires also, sorex 28 or 24R. you also use stiffer springs, and heavier oil.
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I race alot on carpet and for rubber tires I like the Yokomo's the best. I have run the 139g's and the 139s's also the old 138g's. The new 139 serries is better for week to week racing. I mostly run 139g's but have run the 139s's when I need more grip. The 138g's work well when the traction is up, but week to week take to many laps to come in to where they work well. As far as foams we mostly run Purple and Plaid TRC tires, Purples in the rear and Plaids in the front
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Old 08-27-2001, 08:42 PM
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Wow...........

this carpet racing sound like fun......
I will have to see if a can race on carpet this winter

Thanks guys!!!!

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Cool, it is alot of fun!
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Old 08-28-2001, 04:47 AM
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Yeah it is fun but carpet is all I know. I'd like to try out other sufaces too, hopefully Ill travel as I get better. Race the Xray on saturday cant wait. We also race carpet all year round. We (we meaning our R/C club) are getting an outdoor ashphalt track soon if planning permission goes ok. (fingers crossed)
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Old 08-28-2001, 10:05 AM
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Yeah...I'de like to try ashfault too. Though it sounds like it is alot harsher on tires than carpet!
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Old 08-28-2001, 12:58 PM
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Speedo, you're probably right, but from what I've observed there's generally less breakage, altho the underside of the chassis can get scratched.
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I guess 138 Gs would work well on ashfault...I'de get some of that AE chassis protector stuff.
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Originally posted by Speedo
I guess 138 Gs would work well on ashfault...I'de get some of that AE chassis protector stuff.
The 138Gs work very well for ashfault......
so do the 139Gs, they are softer then the 138s

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So If I got some 139s for carpet, I could use them for ashfault too?
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The 139g's work well outside as long as the track temp is not above 110 deg. I like them out side when its a little cooler or even the 139s's. The 138g's work well to but dont yeild as much grip as the 139's but do last longer. I like them with a med to firm insert inside and out.
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Originally posted by Speedo
So If I got some 139s for carpet, I could use them for ashfault too?
Sure!!!!!

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Cool! Thanks! What works well about 110 degrees? I know alot of people use S3's, but I don't want to buy a new set of tires for each run!
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Sorex 32 and 36 work very well in the higher heat and last a long time. When you run them in the high heat make sure that you have big holes in the rims for the hot air to escape out of. Also try them with a air gap between the insert and the tire they work well this way.
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