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Old 02-25-2009, 06:00 AM   #1
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Hey guys our track has a "community" tire truer, but it only has an adapter for 1/10 hex rims.
What Adapter will I need to cut the front and rear tires on the F103rm?

And how much "meat" should I leave? I was thinking of cutting off 3mm b/c then I would have a realy nice ride hieght...
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Hey guys our track has a "community" tire truer, but it only has an adapter for 1/10 hex rims.
What Adapter will I need to cut the front and rear tires on the F103rm?

And how much "meat" should I leave? I was thinking of cutting off 3mm b/c then I would have a realy nice ride hieght...
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52.2 fronts are about 4mm ride height. Of course, it won't be 4mm for long. So a little larger will last longer and have a decent ride height.

You can go as low as 48mm rears and still get good ride height with the adjustable rear axle cams. I have my tires at 54mm with the "middle" adjuster and this is fine. It just depends on your rollout and the tire size that works with your setup. The tires come huge, and that can be a problem on carpet IMO
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52.2 fronts are about 4mm ride height. Of course, it won't be 4mm for long. So a little larger will last longer and have a decent ride height.

You can go as low as 48mm rears and still get good ride height with the adjustable rear axle cams. I have my tires at 54mm with the "middle" adjuster and this is fine. It just depends on your rollout and the tire size that works with your setup. The tires come huge, and that can be a problem on carpet IMO
Rob, you get a lot of rear tire wear? Mine orginals are off now, but still look pretty decent. My fronts coned real bad and are beyond use now.
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52.2 fronts are about 4mm ride height. Of course, it won't be 4mm for long. So a little larger will last longer and have a decent ride height.

You can go as low as 48mm rears and still get good ride height with the adjustable rear axle cams. I have my tires at 54mm with the "middle" adjuster and this is fine. It just depends on your rollout and the tire size that works with your setup. The tires come huge, and that can be a problem on carpet IMO
Thank you. I drove it for the 1st time last night and it handled amazing! I just think with a lower profile tire it will help with chunking and I will have less rotating mass.

Can anyone help with the truer adapter?
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If you're talking about Fastcats as your local track, then there is an arbor for F1, its just not stored by the truer. I recognise 'portyansky' from their forum.

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If you're talking about Fastcats as your local track, then there is an arbor for F1, its just not stored by the truer. I recognise 'portyansky' from their forum.

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Im from Kingston, but will be at Fastcats for TCS qual., Just wanted to get my tires ready before I get there.
Is it available for us to use? Does it do front and rears?
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I'd call and ask. I can't speak for the track as to what they will have available during a bigger race. The arbor they have does fr and rr.
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Rob, you get a lot of rear tire wear? Mine orginals are off now, but still look pretty decent. My fronts coned real bad and are beyond use now.
Rears really seem to have good wear. I put a ton of runs on the rears, and they are still fine. I would try the HBR Med front, as this wears much better, with similar grip to the kit front. However, at Madison, with the carpet fuzz issue, you may be stuck with the kit front tire. That is what I had to run to keep from fuzzing up.
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