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Old 03-03-2011, 04:33 PM
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How do you figure that?
the arrow after the word bridgestone, i suppose it indicates the tire rotational direction. I agree with Barry, it looks weird.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:37 PM
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Thanks for the tips and PM's so far guys. One of the biggest issues we have is not allowed tire additive, and the track is au-natural, so the grip can vay considerably. Things like dust, track temp, etc all add to the mix, so it's an ongoing struggle to get it right.
Are you allowed to clean your tires? Use meangreen. can be found at dollor tree and dollor gen. works great for cleaning tires... and it makes them softer. but dont tell them that.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:42 PM
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the arrow after the word bridgestone, i suppose it indicates the tire rotational direction. I agree with Barry, it looks weird.
Ok I see it now. As much of a detail freak as I can be, I never realized that the tire logos were directional. Thanks for pointing that out. At first I was looking at the tires thinking I had mounted them on the rims wrong, but they really only go on one way with the Tamiya logo facing out, otherwise you get the ugly mold mark facing out
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
Ok I see it now. As much of a detail freak as I can be, I never realized that the tire logos were directional. Thanks for pointing that out. At first I was looking at the tires thinking I had mounted them on the rims wrong, but they really only go on one way with the Tamiya logo facing out, otherwise you get the ugly mold mark facing out
Maybe you want to check if the right rear wheel is correct? If It's Tamiya's fault because they print it.. Lol
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Not sure how this pic will show up. This is a pic of my left rear tire after the races last week any idea what causes this?
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That looks like normal tire graining to me...all ours did that as well.
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Not sure how this pic will show up. This is a pic of my left rear tire after the races last week any idea what causes this?
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That looks like normal tire graining to me...all ours did that as well.
Soon to be followed by the death groove
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Is that the groove that fourms on the inside edge of the tire? sad thing is i only have two 5min heats and a 7 min main on those rears. and the death groove was real bad on my 104f60 two nights of racing and the right rear had a huge grove down the inside edge.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:34 PM
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Are you not rotating the tires?
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Are you not rotating the tires?
What would rotating tires help? right rear is about the same way. kinda a pain to keep reserig the diff every time u rotate the tires after every run.
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What would rotating tires help? right rear is about the same way. kinda a pain to keep reserig the diff every time u rotate the tires after every run.
you need to consider that, especially if you're track has more high speed turns in one direction over another...

plus it will help minimize the groving in the tires...
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Ill try it my track has alot more high speed right turns all the lefts are not real high speed.
i got a movie if i can find a way to upload it i will.
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That is one uuuuugly esc! You would think being one of the oldest RC companies in the world they would have better electronic design. They insist on making esc's the size of small cities!
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