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Old 09-18-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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Hey guys,
I'm getting ready to get into 1/12 pan cars. I have been racing nitro for years. I need to know what do the colors mean for shore hardness ? I'm looking to get into carpet and also want to know what is the most common tire shore/color that you guys use.

What color= what shore?

Thanks!
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Hey guys,
I'm getting ready to get into 1/12 pan cars. I have been racing nitro for years. I need to know what do the colors mean for shore hardness ? I'm looking to get into carpet and also want to know what is the most common tire shore/color that you guys use.

What color= what shore?

Thanks!
Jaco:
Lilac - 37 natural rubber
double pink - 35 natural rubber
grey - 35 low natural rubber
magenta - 32 natural rubber
pink - 30 natural rubber
yellow - 30 low natural rubber
white - 25 low natural rubber
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Hey guys,
I'm getting ready to get into 1/12 pan cars. I have been racing nitro for years. I need to know what do the colors mean for shore hardness ? I'm looking to get into carpet and also want to know what is the most common tire shore/color that you guys use.

What color= what shore?

Thanks!
Where are you going to be racing ? Mimis or 360? Stock ,19 or Mod

I would just go to the track and see what everyone else is running in 12th scale. And start from there.

Fronts
Magenta
Double Pink
Purple

Rears
Gray
Pink
Magenta
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:09 PM   #4
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Where are you going to be racing ? Mimis or 360? Stock ,19 or Mod
I'm just getting started in this 1/12 game. I don't know sh#t about the carpet or electric racing. The guys that want me to run want me to start in stock or 27 turn. Some tell me to go brushless while others say reg.
Any help would be appreaciated! Oh yea, I will make an appearance at Mimi's if I can figure this out. Tires first then motors, electronics then bodies.
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I'm just getting started in this 1/12 game. I don't know sh#t about the carpet or electric racing. The guys that want me to run want me to start in stock or 27 turn. Some tell me to go brushless while others say reg.
Any help would be appreaciated! Oh yea, I will make an appearance at Mimi's if I can figure this out. Tires first then motors, electronics then bodies.
360 has a good 17.5 following. For tires you want to start with Jaco Yellow rears and magenta fronts, until the grip really starts picking up, then switch to lilac or double pink in the front. Don't forget to glue the bead on the yellows, the foam will peel from the rim easier if you don't. For a beginner club racing, cut the tires around 1.85 rear and 1.75 front.

If you don't have the gear, and are starting fresh, go with any of the newer brushless systems (Tekin RS, Novak 4-cell GTB or Sphere comp 2007 - they are all decent). Brushless is the class of the now. While brushed can be faster, it takes a good tuner to extract the power. Brushless will pass brushed as we figure out how to work with them. For gearing a brushless 17.5, you will want the smallest spur you can find (somewhere in the mid 70s) and pinions from around 43 - 53+ (depending on motor and roll-out)...

As far as body shells, the Parma Speed 8 is probably easier to drive, and the Protoform Speed 12 has more steering. The Parma Speed 8 HD I'm told is as agressive as the 12. I have yet to meet a pro who can figure out when to use the 12b on carpet.

These have all been solid starting points for 12th. Good luck.
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Timmay70 and Game,
I appreciate the help with answering my question(s). I just went out and bought (ordered) a TA 12R5 as a starter. The tires will be next. I also bought the Protoform 1/12 body. I'm still thinking about the correct motor (brushless) that I should run. I'm gonna run stock.

You guys coming up to Blue Diamond on the 28th? Big race with the 301 crew going on!
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