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Old 01-02-2004, 03:15 PM   #1
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anybody now a website for TM tires?
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www.tm-rc-racingcomponents.com

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thanks... i thought i was the only one running their tires!

have you had any trouble with their new wheels breaking?
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They rock. The only downside is because the wheels are larger, you have less useable tire.
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Old 01-05-2004, 11:05 AM   #5
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I run them for both TC and 1/12th scale.

Wheels are very strong and run true out of the package.

The foam does not split or seperate and they have an excellent variety of different compounds.

They also have Nitro TC tires in all the popular compounds.

The TC rims are larger and have an open design allowing access to pivot balls, etc. Because of the larger diameter rims, you do not true them down to the same overall size of the other rims (i.e. 59mm), otherwise there isn't much foam less.

My last set came 65mm out of the package and I started them off at 61mm.
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hyper, i've only had that problem at one track in which the barriers are extremely hard. Even so, I have not that happen often, maybe one or two rims over the course of the season so far (sept - now).

I really like their tires. The compounds are consistent batch to batch, and the rims are strong. My car always seems to handle better with bigger tires on. Even if there is not much foam left the bigger rims still feel better (to me) than a TRC or Jaco with the same amount of foam left. With bigger tires you do not have to gear as tall, also. They also look very cool

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There is still the same amount of foam on the tire to start as TRC and Jaco have, the rim is just larger. There is no less foam on TM tires than anyone elses.
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Old 01-05-2004, 12:21 PM   #7
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As I mentioned, I think most people just true them down to 58-59mm to start with (like a Jaco or TRC), not realizing the rim is larger and cutting too much foam off...

The rims are great, they can be run well with more foam on them, as ther is no flexing at all.

It also lets you run the larger RPM ball cups without shaving them down.
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Hey guys...

I am a TM Factory driver and hve run for Tony (the "T" in T.M.) and did the prototype testing on the TC rims, both last years smaller rims and this years new larger rim. The older rim was about 1.85"and the new rim are 2.0", 0.005 larger O.D. the TRC (Gandini) rims amd the same size as the new Jaco rims, but have an optical illusion that they are larger because of the spokes... They look delicate, but looks can be deceiving, the only rims I have broken have been from either screws sticking out of boards, of driving like a complete idiot.

The new rims took a little figuring out with tire size, but I generally start them out at at 2.290" for a big race (Nationals, Triple Crown, Novak Race) and scrub them in for 2 packs in stock or one pack in mod, then run them. Like for this weekend for the Novak race I'll have 3 or 4 sets dun up and after this weekend i will use these club racing till they are all the way down to 2.180 for local club races...

Also, I'm not sure if some of you guys are aware but we do have a Plaid2 compound, this replaces the purple with magenta and still has the orange outside strip... use these with magenta rears for low traction tracks and I love these for modified...
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Greg,

Magenta = Double Pink??
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diffrenet companies call the same compounds different things....
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that is what I thought, thank you
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There is still the same amount of foam on the tire to start as TRC and Jaco have, the rim is just larger. There is no less foam on TM tires than anyone elses.
I'm sure there's no less foam than anyone else's. But if you're starting with a 2.3" tire, then because the rim is larger, you'll hit rim before you would on a Jaco with the smaller diameter rim.

Are you guys saying to actually use a larger diameter to start with?

I have no complaints about them at all.
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dr_hfuhuhurr, all the rims are all about the same size now. the new jaco rim is the exact same size and the TM rim...
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last year we had no problems with the wheels at all and the foam is great. but this year (with the larger wheels) we have busted some wheels, four so far this season, all when the foam gets thin (around 57mm).
overall, i have been very impressed with the TMs and will continue to run them. i our testing last season we ran two TC3's set-up similar, one on jaco's and TRC's, the other on TM's. one car went through 18mm worth of Jaco & TRC foam while the other used only 6mm of TM foam! also, who can stand those lime green TRC wheels?????
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forgot to ask in my other post

can i order from the website? we have a hard time finding the tires.
and does anybody have shore ratings for the compounds?
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