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Old 03-08-2002, 11:47 AM   #76
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Are they multiring Ellegi tires? Depending on the weather outside plus whether or not you guys are using any kind of traction compound on the ground(sugar water is the most common) I would start with somewhere around 35-42 and mess with that arena and see, if they are too soft then compensate with a different compound. It will take a little trial and error on your part, I wish I could tell you right off but the only thing I race outdoors is 1/8 on-road and that is totally different.
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I`m not sure if they are multiring or not.. I`m not even sure what that means But, the track is not sugar-watered or anything. It is very slippery.. Maybee sugar-watering it could be an idea. How long does the sugar-water last? I think I will try 35 up front and maybe 40 in the rear..
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Old 03-09-2002, 06:54 AM   #78
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if anything try harder tires in the front. Sugarwater will last all day on most tracks. Other substances used are Sams' Choice ROOT BEER and grape soda.
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P.S.Multiring tires are tires that have a bunch of diffferent compound(shore)ringed sections on one tire.
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Ok this is the place for the rubber versus foam rubber discussion. Ring in with your comments on this subject. We were taking away from the Snowbirds thread with the discussion so we will resume it here.
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what i think is that....rubber for EP...foam for GP!

foam creats too much friction for ep and there isnt enough friction for GP when using rubber!!
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Old 03-10-2002, 05:15 PM   #80
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I will be ruunning stock class on carpet. I am mostly aiming for traction so which gives more traction?
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cantbestopped- definately foams.
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Old 03-10-2002, 07:59 PM   #82
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I have run both types of rubber on my touring car. Rubber tyres are more expensive initially but last for ages(I got a years racing out of my last set of yokomos and won many races on this set). To be competitive on foams where I race you have to use very soft compounds and therefore they wear out fast eg four runs max. I think rubber tyres are good for the average racer (99 percent of us are) who just want to bang on a set of tyres and go well. The car always goes faster down the straight on rubber tyres due to the less resistance.
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